Thursday, February 23, 2006

How About Making Your Own Dog Toys

Let's talk about D.I.Y. Dog Toys today.

Some people consider buying toys for their dog a frivolous and unnecessary expense, but I have found them to be essential to the health and well being of my dogs as well as my shoes, furniture, and ball point pens.

Dogs love to chew, and if you don’t provide them with an approved toy to gnaw on, they could develop the nasty habit of chewing on your things.
Buying dog toys can become on obsession, particularly if your dogs are aggressive chewers.
A well-made stuffed toy will last for more than a few days and even these may be reduced to a pile of strewn stuffing in a week or two.
Hard plastic toys last longer, but many dogs have allergies to the plastic and rubber material. Luckily, there are several cheap and easy alternatives to store bought toys that will get you through in a pinch.

Many dogs love stuffed toys, but buying them can be frustrating, since they love to rip out the stuffing as soon as possible and attack the squeaker!
Thrift stores and yard sales usually have a plethora of stuffed animals for sale.
You may even find whole trash bags full of them for next to nothing.
The joy that your dog will get from tearing it limb from limb is well worth it.

Be sure to remove any hard plastic pieces, such as eyes or noses, before giving it to your dog, as they could be a choking hazard.

Oops, gonna go now, let's talk about some DIY Dog Toys ideas tomorrow.

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