Nowadays, it's as though the modern toy market has just as many options for dogs as it does for kids. You can get any dog accessory or toy, mostly with eye-popping price tags. If your dog has a knack for destroying new toys within a week, the cost of entertaining them can rapidly escalate.
Therefore, rather than continually purchasing new toys for my dog, you can begin crafting some of your own for him. Fortunately, even if you aren't particularly crafty, you can create a variety of basic DIY dog toys using everyday household items.
So here are five easy-to-make dog toys you can build at home.
You will need... a cardboard tube (like the one that comes with a roll of paper towels), some dog treats that will fit inside the tube, and some duct tape.
Make a notch in one of the tube's ends, then use duct tape to seal it. Put some of your dog's favorite snacks into the container. Seal it by flattening the opposite end. Tape the outside and inside of the tube ultimately to make it more durable. Your pet will adore the rattling sound and work very hard to get the goodies out of the container, no matter how long it takes.
Big Knotted Ball
You will require a lengthy sheet of fabric.
Make a single large knot by first tying a knot in the middle of the fabric and then another knot around the first. The knot's size will be determined by the dimensions of the initial piece of cloth you worked with. Trim the extra material from the ends to prevent excessive fraying and give your dog hours of enjoyable gnawing.
On hotter days, you can freeze the knot after soaking it in beef or chicken stock. It's like magic: an icy dessert!
You will require a tiny stick and some old garden hose.
The most challenging thing about this is simply choosing the proper size stick. Insert a stick about 8 centimeters long into one end of the hose, but make sure it fits tightly. Wrap the free end of the hose around the opposite end of the stick after bending it around. You can now use the hoop for tossing while playing with your dog.
You're going to need a used cleaning towel.
Time to use those old dish towels you've been hoarding for a good course. Make two parallel cuts down the towel (as though you're cutting it into three strips), finishing your cut about an inch below the top. Then braid or plait the towel as you would someone's hair. You have a fantastic, sturdy rope toy once you tie up the loose ends firmly!
Having large canines? You may make a much more challenging toy by plaiting three whole kitchen towels together and tying or sewing the ends. You could choose old jeans instead of towels to create an even stronger chew rope.
To make these DIY dog toys, you will require... two stockings and dog treats.
Simply stuff the snacks into a single sock and roll it up like you were putting them away into a sock drawer. After that, place it into another sock and secure it by tying a firm knot at the open end. Your pet will have a blast attempting to retrieve them.