If you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly, while also looking for thrifty ways to keep your dog entertained, the plastic bottle offers some great uses! Here are two top ways to turn a plastic bottle into a dog toy.
These toys are super easy and cheap to make, and your dog will love them.
Most dogs like toys that make a noise as they play with them. Bottles make a satisfying crunching sound, keeping your dog entertained and engaged. Here’s how to quickly make a bottle toy for your dog.
Tip: To mix it up, try attaching your crunch toy to the end of a flirt pole (INCLUDE LINK TO ‘HOW TO MAKE A FLIRT POLE) to get your dog moving.
You will need
- An old, clean sock
- A regular sized, empty plastic bottle
How to make a crunch toy for your dog
Step one: Get a used plastic bottle and throw the lid away. Be sure to wash the bottle out thoroughly before using it.
Step two: Remove the water bottle label
Step three: Pull the sock over the plastic bottle and tie a knot at the bottle neck side so that none of the bottle is on display
That’s it! A simple three step toy that’ll give your dog hours of entertainment.
Keeping your dog entertained both physically and mentally is important for their quality of life.
Brain games can be a great way of mentally stimulating your four-legged friend, and a bottle can work perfectly to get your dog’s brain working.
You will need
- A regular sized, empty water bottle
- Stanley knife
- Some small treats
How to make a treat dispenser for your dog
Step one: Get a used plastic bottle and wash it out thoroughly
Step two: Remove the water bottle label but keep the lid
Step three: Look at the size of the treats you want to put into the bottle and use that as a measurement on what size to cut the holes in your bottle. You’ll ideally cut two holes on different sides of the bottle. The holes need to be only slightly bigger than the treats you’re planning on using, so they can fall out when nudged but not pour out.
Step four: Pop your dog’s treats into the bottle through the open top and then replace the lid tightly
Step five: Give this to your dog and watch them figure out how to get the treats!
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