Dog toy idea

Simple Handmade Dog Toys

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~that your dog will love!

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Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that I love animals, particularly dogs! In my opinion, they truly are our best friends. They are pure of heart, loyal, sweet and all they really want is to love and be loved. I feel like we could all take a lesson from dogs.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings

In my house, our dogs are hardly treated like dogs. They have full access to the house, they sleep on the bed with us (in fact we got a king-sized bed to accommodate us and the dogs haha). I even make them homemade chicken broth to pour over their food and when we have holiday meals they get some too. I could go on but you get the idea…they’re SPOILED! haha.

Every time I go to the store I try and pick something up for them, a treat or a toy. I have one chewer who loves anything he gets and one who generally prefers sticks and bones. It can get pricy but they’re worth it!

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ” – Roger A. Caras

I thought I would try my hand at handmade toys and what do you know, they are a hit! I met a lady at they pet store who told me about these things. She said she made them for her dogs and they were just as well received as anything she’s bought. So finally I tried.

They’re so simple and I didn’t need to buy anything Because I had everything I needed. I made 2 different types and only which only needed 2 items, fleece and an empty water bottle.

The first one is simply an empty water bottle wrapped in fleece. Cut a piece of fleece with enough room on both sides to tie. Cut two pieces of thin pieces of fleece for tying. All you do is wrap the bottle and tie the ends with a tight knot. Trim any long ends and…

Voila! Dog toy!

The second on is just like you see. Three pieces of fleece plus two smaller pieces for tying (as above) These pieces are 30″ x 4″ but you can make them whatever size you like, I find this size perfect for tugging. All you do is tie the top together and braid it then tie off the bottom. Trim up any ends that might be too long and…

Voila, dog toy!

As you can see they were a hit 😉

These take minutes to make so even if your dog is a chewer it’s so easy to make another. I do suggest keeping an eye on the one with the water bottle if your dog is a chewer to make sure he’s not eating bits of plastic.

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan


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