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Make dog toys yourself: ideas for sniffers


If you want to make dog toys yourself, use a cheap and creative way to delight and keep dogs busy. This is fun for dogs and owners! Making toys yourself is not difficult and a wonderful recipe against boredom - Image: Shutterstock / Christian Mueller

Dogs can spend hours playing games that require their fine senses. They like it even better, of course, if a few treats pop out as a reward! For these ideas, which offer the four-legged friends both at the same time, you only need a few everyday things that almost everyone in the household has!

Make dog toys yourself: The cork box

For this dog toy you need a large, empty box, a box or suitcase and a lot of normal corks - the more the better. Fill the corks into the crate and then hide a few treats in them, ideally so that your dog does not notice them at all, because his nose will automatically make him realize that there is something for him to do.

To keep the game exciting, you should first put the box away for a while after the first round of play has been successfully completed or cover it and only then bring it out again when your dog is bored and needs some action - for example in bad weather.

Use flower boxes and shopping bags for your purposes

The next time you plant flowers in your garden, it is a great idea to keep the flower boxes in which the pots are sorted and to turn them into toys. Simply place a small dog or tennis ball in each compartment and hide a dog treat under each.

Your four-legged friend will not only have to strain his head to get it, but will also show physical commitment. If you don't have a flower box in stock, just ask for it in the nearest flower shop or supermarket, there are sure to be a few left that are no longer needed. And another very simple tip that you can use to make toys yourself: simply hide a few treats in a paper shopping bag. Your dog saw through the game immediately? Then fold them up and increase the level of difficulty.

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Make dog toys yourself with shoeboxes, toilet rolls and Co.

As a dog owner, you shouldn't throw away shoe boxes, toilet paper rolls, egg boxes and newsprint if you want to make dog toys yourself. Because the supposed garbage is excellent handicraft material.

For example, you can fill a shoebox with crumpled newspaper or toilet paper and hide treats in between, which your nose must then find. If there is no shoebox at hand, the treats can also be inserted between newspaper in an old kitchen paper roll. You can see how easy it is in the following video:

If you have little desire to clear away torn newspaper and chewed toilet paper rolls afterwards, the idea from the next video is definitely something for you. You will need an egg carton, table tennis balls and treats. You hide the dog biscuits in the egg box under the balls and your four-legged friend has to look for them there.