My dogs are always tearing through their toys, so I wanted to see if I could make some for them after seeing the free pattern on the Lion Brand Site.
I made a dog toy following these instructions and thought I could alter it and make one better suited for my dogs. I have several dachshunds that like to play tug of war. The yarn quickly shredded and my dogs had trouble gripping the loose yarn and knot on the end with their small mouths.
So I added loops on both ends, switched out some of the yarn for more sturdier twine, and made it a bit thinner.
This will take about a half an hour to an hour to finish.