Towel Chugger Chew Toy
- Along the short end of the towel cut strips 2 to 3 inches wide. (Once you cut about an inch into the towel, you should be able to rip each strip to then end of the length of the towel).
- Cut the strips to be 24 to 48 inches long depending on how long you wish the tug toy to be.
- Take 3 strips (different colors look nice!) and knot them together at one end.
- Braid the 3 strips together leaving enough room at the end to tie another knot.
- Knot the remaining end.
- Trim any strings off of the ends.
- For added interest tie in some knots or a rawhide or string a tennis ball with a hole in it into your towel rope.
- Make them long or make them short. Long ropes can be tied to kennel doors for tugging fun!
Sock Ball Dog Toy
- Take a really long sweat sock and stuff it with an old tennis ball. Make sure the sock is clean and on the newer side.
- Knot the sock to hold the tennis ball in place.
- Use a scissor to cut strips in the open end of the sock and add some knots for interest.
Ball on a Rope
- Tennis ball
- Rope or cord
- Drill or cut two holes in opposite sides of a tennis ball.
- Thread a piece of extra rope or cord through the holes and tie the rope tightly just above the ball.
T-shirt Toss Dog Toy
- An old t-shirt or other material like fleece
- Tennis ball
- Cut an old t-shirt or fleece (or other cloth) into strips about 2 inches wide and 3 feet long.
- Cut holes in opposite ends of tennis balls (available at the dollar store).
- Thread three strips of fabric through the tennis ball and knot each set of “tails” right up next to the tennis ball to prevent it from slipping along your braid.
- Braid each tail out 6 to 12 inches.
- Knot the braid to finish it.
- A small clean empty plastic bottle
- Squeeze all of the air out of the plastic bottle.
- Place this inside of an old sock.
- Tie a knot in the end of the sock to keep the
bottle in place.
- Ice cube trays, buckets or margarine containers
- Place some kibble in the bottom of the
- Fill with water or broth so that it just covers the
- Freeze until hard.
- For larger containers, you can remove from the
freezer and add things like: a ball or toy a
rawhide or some treats.
- Add more water and freeze until totally frozen.
- Remove and let defrost enough so that the ice block or cube can break free of container.