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Dogs chew. Making sure they have their own chew toys can go a long way in keeping them from chewing things you don’t want chewed. Since chew toys get, well, chewed, they need to be replenished regularly. Homemade dog chew toys are an inexpensive option. This ehow article gives instructions for making two homemade dog chew toys your puppy will love.
- 1 Slip an old tennis ball into a very long knee sock. Use the longest sock that you can find that is made from knitted material, not nylon hose.
- 2 Tie a knot in the sock very close to the tennis ball, to encase the ball in the sock toe. Tie another knot close to the first one. Continue making a series of knots all along the sock until you reach the sock opening. Tie this closed with a final knot.
- 3 Soak the knotted sock with enclosed ball with water, then wring out as much water as possible. Put the sock in the freezer for at least one hour. Allow your chew toy to freeze solid. Your dog will chew the frozen sock, and will be used to playing with it by the time it thaws.
Read here for the second idea. How have you created homemade dog chew toys? How does your puppy like them?