5 Drool-worthy DIY Dog Toys

1 Feb

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Does your pooch seem bored of all his existing toys? Then, it’s time to treat him to some new ones. Take a look at some of these fun DIY toys that you can make for your dog at home.

1. Sock with a Ball

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It’s time to put those old socks of yours to some good use. How about making a toy for your dog? Just place a tennis ball inside the sock and seal it inside by tying a knot over it. The ‘Sock with a Ball’ toy is one of the simplest toys that you can make at home!

2. Braided Tug Toy

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Got some old clothes, towels or napkins? You can make a cool tug toy for your pup with these. Take three old towels (or some other pieces of cloth) of different (preferably bright) colors. Cut three 2-3 inches wide and 11-15 inches long strips from each of these. Bunch the three strips together by tying a knot at one end, and then braid them as tightly as possible. Secure the other end of the strips with a knot, after braiding.

3. Stuffed Squeaky Toys

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You can easily make stuffed toys for your dog at home. Cut a pattern of bone shape, star shape or any other shape that you like, out of paper. The pattern will be of the size of the toy that you want to make. Place the pattern on a double layer of an old sweater or any other thick fabric. Cut the fabric around the pattern, leaving some extra space for the seams. Now, sew the cut fabric pieces together, leaving a small opening to allow for stuffing scraps of fabric or squeakers inside.  Once you have stuffed the fabric, sew its open end; and voila, you have a cute new plush toy for your four-legged kid!

4. Big Box of Treats

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Though not a toy, a big box sealed with treats can turn out to be an exciting game for your dog. Take an empty cardboard box and fill it with crumpled newspaper bits and some dog treats. Seal the box with masking tapes and place it in front of your dog. Your pooch will have a great time ripping it apart and hunting down the treats. It would be fun to watch your pet do this, but do get ready to clean up the mess, once the hunting game is over 😉

5. Jar of Goodies 

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If you feel that the ‘Big Box of Treats’ game is a bit too messy, then opt for the ‘Jar of Goodies’ game. All you have to do is put some dog treats inside a plastic jar. Take the lid off and place the jar on the floor. Your dog will roll the jar on the floor, punch it with his paws, and do all sorts of things to take the treats out.

Have any other interesting ideas for DIY dog toys? Do share them with us in the comments. You can also shop for some cool doggie toys on Woofilicious.com, if you don’t have time to make them at home 🙂

Images courtesy: Petsyy.com, Barkscratchandsniff.com, Etsy.com, Dextersdays.com, Clickertraining.com, 7thHouseontheleft

3 Responses to “5 Drool-worthy DIY Dog Toys”

  1. The Write Thing..... February 1, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    Jar of treats for my baby lab 😀 She will do anything to earn that 😀

  2. Dann Barbery September 5, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    My dog will definitely love the treats! She’s a lazy dog but will always get up when there are treats. Haha. She loves to do anything with a treat.

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