5 DIY dog toys

5 DIY dog toys

09/09/2015

Have you ever felt the frustration of having invested in the coolest and flashiest toys for your dog to find he prefers playing with an old sock? You might as well start making your own dog toys. We’ll show you how to do it!

1. Waterbottle in a sock

Simply stuff an empty water bottle into an old sock and tie a knot in it - done! The crunchy noise of the bottle makes it an interesting chew.

2. PVC pipes with treats

Drill some holes in an old PVC pipe, hide some treats in it and watch your dog fumble them out. So much fun!

3. Tug-of-war using a fleece blanket

Use an old fleece blanket or a pair of jeans for this classic dog toy. Cut it into ribbons and braid them very tightly. Tie them into a sturdy knot at the end and you’re all set! You can even tie a ball onto it.

4. Treat dispenser

This brain teaser takes a little more work, but the results are hilarious! You could use some rope to suspend this between two trees in your garden. From our experience your dog will start off cautiously, but will later go crazy trying to make the bottle spin with their paws, claws and jaws! A great way of spending time with your dog!

5. Pinata for dogs

No, we’re not kidding! Find a paper bag and fill it to the brim with treats and paper. Suspend it from a stick or branch with a rope in such a way that your dog can only just reach it. It’s a great workout for your pooch!

We would love to hear which of these toys you like best! Are you making one for your own dog or guest dog? Share it on our Facebook page!

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