Green Play

November 30, 2011 by Jillian at Tails in Featured, Home with 0 Comments
tennis ball dog toy

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Purchasing dog toys can be expensive especially if your dog gets bored easily. There are many cost effective ways to replicate popular toys from simple things found around your home. Before you get ready to toss out unwanted rope, fabric, tennis balls or even socks think about how you might be able to turn them into a brand new toy! Also, keep in mind that local animal shelters are always in need of toys. Below are a couple of quick and easy ways from PlanetGreen.com to keep your dog entertained for hours on end without breaking the bank.

Sock Ball Dog Toy

1.Take a really long sock and stuff it with an old tennis ball. Make sure the sock is clean and on the newer side. If your sock is really old your scent might confuse your dog into thinking that it’s ok to chew up your socks so choose

2.Get creative and draw a face or something that amuses you on the part of the sock covering the ball

3.Knot the sock to hold the tennis ball in place. Your pup will love this toy and go nuts playing with it.

Ball on a Rope

1.Drill two holes in opposite sides of a tennis ball.

2.Thread a piece of extra rope or cord through the holes and tie the rope tightly just above the ball.

3.Play fetch with this toy and your dog will go flying after it.

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