They line the shelves of commercial pet shops, but did you know you could easily recreate these pup-favourites from items you have around the house? If you have any old clothing or fabric lying around, it’s a great way to recycle and repurpose as well.
Simply cut up your chosen fabric or fabrics into long strips. You can use just three pieces or even more. When you begin to braid them together, if you have more than three, just bundle them up into three separate bunches of strips to start plaiting.
When you have your braid, create a loop in the top and secure the ends together. It makes a great DIY tug of war dog toy. As long as they’re clean and safe for your dog to chew (not fraying), you could make this toy out of your old clothes, their puppy bedding or toys that need to be replaced. It’s a brand new toy that smells of all the things they love!