Fun DIY Dog Toy Ideas.
Dog toys aren’t cheap. Even if your dog is small, toys can be pretty pricey. And if your dog tears up toys quickly, the costs add up fast! If you want to keep your dog stocked with toys, but don’t want to spend a ton of money on them, you should consider making your own dog toys! They can be very quick and easy to make! Check out these 15 Homemade Dog Toys for ideas!
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While you can upcycle many things into new dog toys, the squeakers are the only things you can’t make yourself. We bought a big bag of squeakers for our dog Corey a few years ago, and we still haven’t used them all! They’re great to have on hand, both for making new toys and for replacing broken squeakers in toys that are otherwise fine.
15 Homemade Dog Toys
Wondering what toys you can make for your dog? Here are some great types of homemade dog toys to try:
- Edible Chew Toys for Dogs. Edible homemade dog toys for your pets are a wonderful way to entertain and satisfy your dog all in one. Plus, you know exactly what your dog is ingesting.
- Durable DIY Dog Toys. A durable dog toy for your puppy is what everyone is looking for, but can be hard to find commercially. Try these DIY ideas for your puppy who loves to chew and has the energy to burn.
- Inexpensive DIY Dog Toys. If you are looking for an inexpensive idea for DIY dog toys, check out these ideas. Using simple scraps of things you already have laying around your house, you’ll be able to make some wonderful toys for your dog.
1. Homemade Chew Ring Rope Dog Toy
This is such a clever idea! Not only does your dog get the fun of chewing, but part of the toy is edible, too! Follow Instructables’ tutorial to make your own chew ring rope dog toy!
2. DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy
Our dog Corey loves to chew on water bottles! But we don’t like to leave them uncovered, as he could eat the plastic. This DIY water bottle dog toy from Andrea’s Notebook would make a great bottle cover!
3. Interactive Feeder Homemade Dog Toy
If your dog is smart, s/he may get easily bored. A great solution is an interactive dog toy! Follow Dog Tipper’s instructions to make your own interactive feeder toy!
4. Homemade Tennis Ball Buddy Toy
This toy is a great way to use old denim! Check Vetstreet’s tutorial to find out how to make a tennis ball buddy toy!
5. DIY Braided Scraps Dog Toy
You don’t need any fancy new fabric to make a good dog toy! With My Camera shows how to use old shirts to make this DIY braided dog toy!
6. Rope Ball Surprise DIY Dog Toy
Does your dog usually tear up even the toughest toys? Then you’ll want to make Hands Occupied’s DIY rope ball surprise toy (the surprise is hidden treats)!
7. Edible Filled Apple Dog Toy
Don’t want to have to worry about your dog eating part of its toys? Then make the whole toy edible! Follow Pretty Fluffy’s tutorial to make your dog their own edible filled apple toy!
8. Fabric Stuffed Puzzle Homemade Dog Toy
Puzzle toys are so much fun for dogs, especially if they include treats! Check out Leopold’s Crate’s tutorial on how to make a fabric stuffed puzzle homemade dog toy! This fun toy works well with any kind of ball toy with holes your dog already has.
9. DIY Snuffle Mat for Dogs
The great thing about a DIY snuffle mat is that they are interactive and washable, and they work a dog’s mind and nose. Puppies love eating breakfast this way!
10. Semi-Indestructible Dog Toy
This toy is called semi-indestructible!!! What is the secret to such a durable toy? Top stitching is the answer according to The DIY Dog: 4 Craft Projects for Your Pup!
11. Dog Snuffle Toy
What a great idea for a dog gift. You can make this DIY snuffle toy from Hometalk and hide treats in it for your dog.
12. DIY Homemade Dog Treats
For those hot days when your dog is bored, try this DIY frozen treat surprise for them from the DIY Mama Blog. You can hide treats inside, and it will also cool them down.
13. No-Stuffing Bunny Dog Toy
This no-stuffing bunny dog toy from Lia Griffin is an easy DIY toy for your dog. The great thing about it, if it eventually tears, there is no mess to clean up.
14. Rope and Cords Dog Toy
This durable rope and cords dog toy can be easily made from a pair of corduroy pants. This toy brings your puppy hours of fun and entertainment from Hometalk.
15. How to Make a Fleece Dog Toy
For frugal dog owners, this fleece dog toy from Hometalk is very inexpensive to make. It makes a nice tug toy for your dog, and the fleece fabric has a lot of give.
Have you ever made your own DIY dog toys?
You might also be interested in: 15 Easy Homemade Dog Treats
These are all such awesome ideas! I especially love the homemade ring chew toy. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Becky @ Flipping the Flip says
Dog toys are expensive! Especially if you have a toy destroyer. Great ideas! Do know apple seeds are toxic so it’s vital to make sure they’re all out.
This is awesome! My dog loses her mind with dog toys that have squeakers in them. Making some that are made just for her might just be perfect. thank you!
Love the crochet idea! I love to crochet and my dog is in need of new toys! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty !