Picture of DIY dog toys from around the house
I often go to big pet shops and look around at bits and peices, on this particular ocasion, i went to buy some dog toys. Unaware of the price they wanted, � a ball! � a rubber bone! well anyway i decided to skip the overpriced toys, and make some. Well i ad my inspiration and some base ideas, so i started to look around the house for things i could use.
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Step 1: Fabric rope toy

Picture of fabric rope toy
For this toy, you will need:
6 fleece srtips(about 1.5m long) (2 colours if you like, it doesnt make a difference)
needle & tread or sewing machine

1. sew one end of the fabric strips together (alternating colours if you are using 2 colours)
2. plait the strips (2 strips per section) and leave enough fo tie in a knot
3. Tie a knot at both ends and in the middle
4. play :)
*Note this is quite strong my spaniel has yet to destroy it*

Step 2: Frisbees

Picture of frisbees
frisbee's can be anything really, I covered one of those new plastic celebrations tub lids in some fabric, wich is well loves by cassie dog. But in the past i have used paper plates, and circles out of card.
Covering the lid is so that my dog has something to pick up
To cover a frisbee:
cut two indentical circles about 1" from the edge of your frisbee
Sew 2/3 of the circle
Turn the fabri inside out and slip the lid in
fold the other sides in, and sew.
DIYDragon6 years ago
My dog plays too hard for those types of things. I'm honestly considering buying her a bowling ball or perhaps a tire to play with. : p
I have a Miniature Bull Terrier. I have gotten him a bowling ball, works great for a period of time but he plays so hard he bloodies his nose on it. I have also gotten the Jolly brand horse balls for him. He chews off the handle but I have made a tether ball type toy for him out of these and they work well. The Sweet potato toys described on this website are great for him. He will destroy all toys. He even chews the tops off Kongs.
WhyHello3 years ago
Waterbottle and dog friendly food/treats

cut just below the tip or the waterbottle so theres a hole were food can fall out (if you just onscrew the cap the dog will give up and lose intrest) put the treats in, try to make it hard for the treats to get out! even put a toy in there if you have to! let the dog play with it (by tomarrow night, the waterbottle will be mostly empty and crushed flat) its a fun fetch toy too :)
Dougie B.5 years ago
Your dog is a springer, right? Because mine is too! Anyway, great ideas, and you have a point: dog toys are way too pricy...
Stephii (author)  Dougie B.5 years ago
yup shes a springer, and a rather soppy one at that lol
Stephii (author) 6 years ago
my friends dog tends to kill any toys...
NoBonus6 years ago
Cool! Keep 'em coming!