Summer DIY dog toys

by | General Pet Care |

Summer is a great time for family activities, projects, and trips! In this blog we share a couple of tried and true DIY dog toys that your pet with love, and you’ll love to make.

Check out the instructions, and the video below!

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Braided rope toy.

Braided Rope Toy

Take an old T-shirt, or a few, and cut your fabric into 3 long strips. Braid all the way down, knotting on both ends. You can also use two strips of extra fabric to tie around both ends of the toy to secure your braid.

Tennis Ball Treat Dispenser

When dogs chew new tennis balls, the “fuzz” can get around the base of their teeth and cause pain and gum bleeding. To avoid this, put tennis balls through the wash a couple of cycles and throw them in the dryer to dry. It’s a benefit to your dryer as well because the tennis balls can stop the laundry from getting bound up – especially sheets!

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Tennis ball treat dispenser.

To make a tennis ball snack dispenser, take the tennis ball and cut a fair-sized opening. You can either cut along the curved seamline or cut a big “X” into the ball. You can now put some strong smelling treats inside. When your dog presses down on the ball, the treats should dispense.

Simple & fun! Enjoy these great DIY ideas and share with your friends.

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Watch a step-by-step guide for making these DIY toys!


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