Here is a way to make a CHEAP/FREE and TOUGH dog toy. We have a herder/pit cross and while she has a soft mouth she LOVES to chew. I've found that making her "disposable" toys just makes more sense. I always keep fabric scraps especially denim.

Step 1: What You Need

You need denim scraps. Seams and hems are stronger. If you have a smaller dog you can use any part of the fabric. You also need a dog, though it doesn't have to be yours. :-)
<p>I have to try this - and I've already got the old jeans ready! He sure looks happy with his new toy! :)</p>
Love it! I got a new puppy today that seems to love chewing denim so I need something for her that I'm NOT wearing :) Thanks!
Glad to hear it! You can also give the pup raw carrot (whole) and this will help with teething as well as satisfying that urge to nibble. I've used this on all my dogs.
Raw carrot is the favorite treat of my older dogs but I had never thought of it as a teething toy. I will definitely do this, thanks again!
Love it! I got a new puppy today that seems to love chewing denim so I need something for her that I'm NOT wearing :) Thanks!
Cute dog. :)<br />
Thanks! She's a Humane Society Special. :-)
This sounds much better than buying my dog expensive stuffed toys - only to find stuffing scattered all over the house a few days later.&nbsp; <br />
wouldn't this teach the dog to chew on clothes?<br />
No, it shouldn't and I'll tell ya why. The denim doesn't resemble the pants they came from. Dogs make connections, yes, but they aren't going to recognize the fabric as being the same as a pair of pants. Now dogs aren't all the same so don't go black and white with this. If your dog&nbsp;happens to make&nbsp;a connection between the pants and the toy, train him to know the difference (removal of improper&nbsp;item with a&nbsp;stern&nbsp;&quot;no&quot; &nbsp;then give proper item and praise). Don't give your dog any toys that resemble items you DON'T want him chewing (like old shoes, old oven mitts, old work gloves, etc.). Our dog has been through many of these denim toys and has&nbsp;never even looked at our jeans like they were chew toys. My daughter gave our dog a stuffed dog for Christmas and I told her flat out...watch your stuffed animals. So far, no issue there.
Right on :)<br />
Simple idea and a great way to use old jeans that are beyond wearing anymore. My dogs love the &quot;pelts&quot;&nbsp;from their massacred stuffies, so I'm sure they'd love these, too. They think the floppier the better. <br />

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