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How to Make Dog Toys at Home?

(June 9, 2010)

Only cats come anywhere close to rivaling dogs as the most common household pet all over the world. Pet dogs are often considered to be a part of the family because of the almost unconditional love and affection that they show towards their masters while also usually having unfaltering loyalty. It is no wonder then that dogs are commonly referred to as being ‘man’s best friend’. Bringing up a dog is very similar to bringing up an infant. Special dog care must be taken with regards to not only what the animal eats, but also the kinds of social interactions it has as well as the games it plays as they all play a significant role in curbing or enhancing the animals natural instincts, allowing it to adapt better to a domestic environment. When still a puppy, it is important for the canine to have toys not only to help get it through physically confusing and irritable changes such as teething, but also to keep it entertained while it master needs to accomplish some other important work. The primary factor to remember when choosing a good dog toy is to make sure that it doesn’t have any sharp edges that could possibly hurt the animal. Making dog toys at home is an easy and economical task. Besides, the fact that the dog is, more likely than not, going to eventually rip the toy to shreds, makes it a more viable option.

The best part of making toys for your dogs is the fact that a dog isn’t fussy about the toy at all. Some natural dog toys, such as an empty plastic bottle, does not even need any creativity and all you need to do is remove the cap and squeeze the bottle to generate a cracking sound that will draw your dogs attention. However, make sure that your dog does not play with this toy while unsupervised as there is a chance the animal may swallow the plastic. Dogs have a particular affection for chasing and retrieval games and making a toss ball toy will ensure hours of enjoyment for your animal. All that is required is to drill a hole in one tennis ball – preferably held into place with a vice or clamp, and threading a rope through this hole. Tie a knot on the end of the rope nearer the ball and either burn or knot the other end t prevent any fraying.
Submitted by N M on June 9, 2010 at 02:19


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