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Eve O'Connell4 years ago

Treat your pooch to some homemade fun!

We're all aware of how much care and attention it takes to look after a dog. Sometimes, having an excitable pup can be a little distracting to the important work we need to get done. Luckily, there are plenty of objects and materials that are probably lying around your house right now that'll take you minutes to fashion into a dog toy! Not only will these toys keep your dog's tail wagging, you'll finally get some distraction-free time—at least for a little while! Read on for some awesome DIY dog toys that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

Transform your old clothing


Do you have any old shirts or jeans that you haven’t worn in ages? Recycle your old garments into chew toys for your dogs! Simply tear up your old clothes and tie as many knots as you please throughout the material. Great as a chew toy or for a game of tug-of-war, this simple toy is a winner with any playful pup, big or small.

Frozen treats for the summer


When the temperature starts rising again, it’s time to get your dogs outside for some cooling off time. Whether you choose to freeze some of their favourite treats into ice blocks, or even freeze some of their toys, letting them lick their way to the prize will keep them distracted (and hydrated!) through the warmer months.

Try this treat puzzle


Your pup will love a little brain-training puzzle as much as you do! If you have a couple of tennis balls and a muffin tin, you can treat your dog to a fun puzzle. Place a treat in one of the muffin holes and cover with a tennis ball. Place a few other balls in the other holes, and let your dog sniff out the prize!

A bottle in a sock

Dog Toy

It seems like the silliest thing, but for dogs that like to chew and enjoy the crinkly noises of plastic, this is just the toy for them! Simply wrap a clean plastic bottle in a sock or t-shirt material, and throw to your pup. It’ll give them a noisy, crinkly chew toy for ages!

Rope toys


There are many types of toys that you can fashion out of some old bits of rope. Whether you braid them into a thick tug-of-war toy, or make them into a rope ring, the possibilities are endless. Not only will they keep your pup happy, you may just find yourself getting into a new craft!

Has your pup not been themselves lately? Maybe it’s time for a checkup with your local Tablelands vet. Or maybe you just need some supplies from your local Tablelands pet store?

Mareeba Veterinary Surgery

For pet care and treatments that you can trust, take your pooch to Mareeba Veterinary Surgery. Providing full preventative, medical and surgical care, as well as many other veterinary services, the friendly professionals at Mareeba Veterinary Surgery will have your pet in great hands. Mareeba Veterinary Surgery also offers a 24/7 emergency service, so you can be rest assured that your pet can be attended to, any time. If you have any issues or concerns about your precious pup, give them a call today.
Where: 149 Walsh St, Mareeba QLD 4880

Pets to Pamper

If you’re after a variety of pet supplies for your hairy, furry or feathered friend, look no further than Pets to Pamper. Situated in Atherton, this pet supply store has everything you need to treat your pet, whether they bark, meow, squark or slither. Come in and speak to the friendly team today and let them help you find the perfect present for your pooch!
Where: 87 Main St, Atherton QLD 4883

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