Introduction: How to Make PVC Pipe Dog Enrichment Toys

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These Dog Enrichment Toys are filled with treats which fall out as your dog rolls the toy.


1 foot of 2'' PVC Pipe or 8'' of 1.5'' PVC Pipe

2 FIPT Fittings (To match your PVC pipe size)

2 ABS DWV MIPT Cleanout Plugs (To match fitting size)

You will also need:

5/8 inch Drill Bit


File / Sandpaper

Glue (optional)

Step 1: Drill Holes in PVC Pipe

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If using 1.5 inch pipe: Drill 5 Holes in PVC pipe using 5/8 inch drill bit

If using 2 inch pipe: Drill 6 Holes in PVC pipe using 5/8 inch drill bit

Note: Don't drill to close to edge of PVC pipe as FIPT fitting may cover the hole later

Step 2: Attach FIPT Fittings

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Attach FIPT fittings onto the ends of the PVC pipe segment. If necessary, glue into place.

Step 3: Remove All Burrs

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Remove all burrs. Smooth edges out using file and/or sandpaper. You should be able to run your finger around the inside of the holes without getting scratched.

Step 4: Screw on Cleanout Plugs

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Screw the cleanout plugs into the FIPT fittings. These will be used to keep the dog treats from falling out of the sides.

Step 5: Enjoy!

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Add your dog treats (unscrew cleanout plugs to put in) and it's ready for play! Choose treats that are small enough to fall through the holes you made in the dog toy.


Mauricca (author)2015-08-24

Good idea!

rlg54 (author)2015-07-01

I do not know where people just read
things and then know that what they read it the truth, but look at this web
site, and oh ya under your sink and see your PVC drinking water pipe.

Plastic pipe such as PVC (polyvinyl
chloride, used for cold water only), and CPVC (chlorinated
polyvinyl chloride, used for both hot and cold water) have been
around for years, and both are approved for use with drinking water.

mperrault1 (author)2015-02-02

Quanah, nearly all of our water is delivered in PVC pipes

telorand (author)mperrault12015-02-15

If your dog manages to chew pieces of the PVC off of the toy (like ours invariably would) and ingest the pieces, it would not be good for them. Since water doesn't dissolve or otherwise destroy the pipe as it moves through, I don't think that's really a fair comparison.

lolol he's not wrong

Quanah (author)2015-02-02

PVC is poisonous, you shouldn't let your dog chew on it. I was looking at homemade flutes once, and they said to NEVER us PVC. If it's bad for you, it's bad for animals.

StandsWithABeer (author)2015-02-01

most excellent!!

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2015-02-01

Daww what a happy puppy! This is a very clever toy!

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