Introduction: Sock Ball Toy for Dogs: No Sew!

So I moved recently, and my dog didn't have any toys. The dog toys she'd had in our previous home were shared with another dog, and thus, left behind. So I made these sock balls, which I'd made before for my mother's dog.

I wanted to see if someone else had done this, so i searched and searched and found nothing. So I figured I'd share this easy to make dog toy.

The only thing you need is socks. They can be old ones with holes like mine, or brand new. Whatever you're okay with your furbaby chewing on. I only used four, but depending on the dog and type of sock you may need more or less.

Step 1: Twist and Flip!

Twist the toe of the sock, and then flip the sock inside out over it. It should form a small ball at the bottom.

Step 2: Finish It Off!

Continue the first step until it forms a little ball.

Step 3: Next Sock!

Put the ball you just made inside of another sock, and repeat the previous steps until you have a slightly bigger ball.

Step 4: Keep Going!

(Completely forgot to take some of the pictures)

Repeat steps 1, 2, + 3 until you've used all of your socks. Tada! Sock ball. Not sure about you, but mine even bounces some.

**If you'd like a little extra structure on it, you could sew the edges of the last sock to the ball, so that your dog doesn't pull them apart. My dog prefers to fetch them, so I don't need to sew it. But my mother's dog is a big chewer, so his had to be sewn time and time again.

If you had trouble understanding these steps, you can watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSL4Kz7Br64&feature=youtu.be

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coryhamma made it! (author)2015-05-28

Just be careful - some dogs have a tendency to eat socks, they get stuck in the bowels, and they don't show up very well on x-rays. Source: my wife is a vet who performs these surgeries ALL THE TIME. We are a no-sock-on-the-floor household as a result.

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DarthDukes made it! (author)DarthDukes2015-05-28

I know. I monitor my dog carefully when she plays with it, because she used to eat socks when she was younger. Lucky for me she threw them back up every time. She doesn't take this apart, however. Doesn't even try.

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tomatoskins made it! (author)2015-05-27

This is a great idea! Have you noticed your dog taking it apart at all?

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DarthDukes made it! (author)DarthDukes2015-05-27

She usually just catches it and brings it back to me to throw again, so she doesn't take it apart. My mother's dog did with his, though. And that's why I had to sew his.

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