The 5 Best DIY Dog Toys to Make At Home
01 . June .2023Katy van suilchem0 Comments
News flash: costs are rising. The world of dog toys and beyond is taking a big hit, and most people are having to cut back on spending. If your pup is more destructive, and chews through toys like no tomorrow, it’s even trickier to keep on top of.
So, how can you keep your dogs enriched and entertained, without breaking the bank?
At Cobbydog, we’ve put together the best 5 DIY dog toys - cheap, sustainable, easy to make at home, and great for those fancying a little craft project.
Plastic Bottle Toy
Want to reuse your plastic for something fun before chucking it in the recycling? Simply wrap a plastic bottle in an old T-Shirt, sock, or whatever fabric you can find. Seriously, it’s that easy.
It’s good and crunchy on its own - keep a close eye on your dog if they’re particularly chewy - but you can also add treats. We recommend our new Immunity Impact dog food - sprinkle a bit of Fish Supper in there, and support your dog’s health in the tastiest way! Make a big enough hole in the top of the bottle, add Immunity Impact, and it becomes the perfect enrichment activity.
T-Shirt Tug Toy
If you don’t have any plastic bottles lying around, just grab a T-Shirt and a pair of scissors. It’s a helpful incentive to clear out your closet, too! Permacrafters has an easy-to-follow tutorial on Instagram - but maybe avoid this one if you’re not handy with scissors.
You can hide Immunity Impact in this toy easily, and playing tug with your pup is one of the most physically stimulating and rewarding games for them. It’s a myth that it makes them aggressive - it’s just a lot of fun.
Muffin Tin Puzzle
Are you a baker? If you’ve got a muffin tin around, this DIY dog game is sure to be fun and mentally stimulating. And, it couldn’t be easier to put together!
Just pop some Immunity Impact in the muffin tin, and hide the treats by putting tennis balls on top. Inexpensive and super quick, this muffin tin puzzle will keep your dog entertained and occupied.
Tennis Ball Toy
If your dog’s finished with the Muffin Tin Puzzle, repurpose the tennis balls for this toy. Cut open the tennis ball, fill it with treats, and you’re good to go!
Toilet Roll Treat Dispenser
If you’ve run out of loo roll, don’t despair - use the cardboard for a dog toy, instead. Fill them with Immunity Impact (you can even spread the inside with peanut butter or cream cheese) and then fold over the corners to create a bit of a challenge.
Keep your dog’s brain active, without having to spend the money. It’s easy, cheap, and fun to make these toys - and best of all, your dogs will love it. We promise.
If you fancy giving it a go, make sure to take some pics! If we love it, we’ll repost it.