One of the most popular games is rope pulling. It is possible to weave a cord for a small dog from old T-shirts, a terry cloth robe or any other fabrics. To make the toy more attractive, you should use materials of different shades.
For weaving will require:
First, you should cut the clothes into 4 equal strips about 10 cm wide and 1 m long. After that, the strips should be stretched in different directions so that they become narrower, longer and slightly wrapped in tubules. It is important not to overdo it so as not to tear them. In addition, the material that is easily torn, should not be used to create toys. It is better to choose something more elastic.
Then the strips are tied on a knot, departing from the end by 7-10 cm, so that the cord is comfortable to hold in hand. Based on the photo 4, you need to expand the fabric in the shape of a cross. You can do the work both at home behind the desk and in the open air, holding the knot between the knees.
In the next step, turn the right lane to the left and the left lane to the right, on top of the yellow fabric. Thus, it turns out the English letter "S". Then the lower rope is threaded into the loop from the left above, and the upper one is opposite the right lower loop. You should get the same letter, only sideways.
After that you should gently tighten the loop, adjusting them to form a neat square in the center. Next, you need to repeat the steps with photos 5, 6 and 7 until the desired length of the toy is typed.
In total, this work takes 10-15 minutes. This weaving technique allows you to get a beautiful strip diagonally. It should be noted that there are a lot of ornamental varieties and each has its own weaving method. To create a toy for a large dog, it is recommended to use a rope rope, as it will tear the fabric very quickly. That’s all. It’s time to invite your pet to play.
The next master class will help make a toy for the dog so that it can play on its own when the owner does not have the time and opportunity to pay due attention to the pet.
To create such a pretty candy you need:
- any fabric (in this case a shirt is used);
- plastic bottle;
- several large beads;
- any rope or gum;
First, fill the beads in the bottle and screw on the cap. They can be replaced by small pebbles or dry food. The latter will give the toy a smell that will not leave the dog indifferent. You should not put a lot of beads in the bottle, as it will rumble and distract residents from work.
Then you need to measure how much fabric you need to wrap the bottle in it and cut off all the excess. You can make 2-3 candies from one shirt and give it to each pet, if there are several of them in the house.
After that, the bottle is wrapped in a piece of cloth and at both ends they tie tails on a bow, firmly fixing it inside.
It is not recommended to make large bows, as the dog may chew on them and the toy will become unusable. Long tips can be easily trimmed with scissors. This candy will appeal to small and medium-sized dogs. When holes appear in the bottle, it will quickly lose its shape and it is better to replace it. At this workshop is over.
It is worth considering another option to create a toy from a plastic bottle in a bag in the shape of an appetizing bone.
To create will require:
- any fabric (in this case fleece);
- empty plastic bottle;
- sewing supplies.
First you should sew a case. It can be sewn or manually. Before you get started, you need to prepare templates. They can be drawn on cardboard by hand, or print any of the Internet. Photo 17 shows what details the cover consists of.
When the pattern for a dog toy is ready, it is recommended to grab the elements among themselves with the help of pins. The product will be more accurate if the fabric does not move to the side. On the template marked the fold line of one of the blanks. Wrap it up to this line and grab it with pins, as shown in Photo 18.
Then the parts are stitched and gently turned out. When sewing it is important to keep the rounded shape of the bone and in no case sew the product in the center, because the bottle will be placed there in the future.
Initially, it is thrust into a deep pocket, and then hide the bottom of the bottle under a small one. At the request of the corners of the bone filled with fleece scraps or padding, and poured inside the food for the smell. The toy is ready.
Homemade octopus toy can be an alternative to the cord. In him a dog can play both independently and with the owner. In addition, several animals will be able to compete in pulling toys.
To create will require:
First you should cut the T-shirt into strips of equal width, based on photo 23.
Then the pieces of fabric lay crosswise, placing the ball in the center. It is wrapped with the stripes obtained and tied to a knot at the very base.
The toy is suitable for small dogs and pets of medium size.
Options for large dogs
For a large pet, you can make toys for dogs as in photos 29 and 30. They are very similar, but they are made differently. In the first case, you will need to weave a rope from a strong rope. To do this, you should use the tips from the first master class in this article. Then take a tennis ball, with a knife, carefully cut a hole in it on both sides and put it on the rope, after tying a knot on it.
In the second case, use a wide rope rope. From it it is necessary to weave a small ball. Excess rope can be cut at will or leave the ball on a small piece of rope. The following master class will tell you how to make a ball out of a rope rope.
To create will require:
- thick rope rope about a meter;
- hot or superglue, to secure the ends;
- delicacy optional.
First, the rope must be wound on the arm as shown in photo 31. It is important that the loops formed are the same.
Then you should carefully remove the loop from your hand, holding the rope to maintain shape. Next, the long end of the rope is wrapped 3-4 times with the billet, forming the future ball.
After that, the end of the rope is threaded through the upper loops, thereby fixing them, and then again pull through the lower loops.
At the end of the loop, gently tighten to form a ball. The tip of the rope is hidden inside, fixing it with glue. On this toy for the dog is ready.
Not only adult dogs, but also puppies love to play. For a baby, you can make a pretty fleece bone, decorating it with various stripes or pet initials.
For tailoring you will need:
- fleece of two or three shades at will;
- synthetic winterizer as a filler;
- sewing supplies.
At the first stage it is necessary to make a pattern of a soft toy for a dog. The bone-shaped pattern can be found and downloaded from the Internet or drawn by hand on a piece of cardboard, and then attached to the base material and neatly cut. Just need two details.
How To Make A Toy For A Large Breed Dog
One of the most popular games is rope pulling. It is possible to weave a cord for a small dog from old T-shirts, a terry cloth robe or any other fabrics…….
Then, using a sewing machine, various elements are sewn to the blanks. These can be geometric shapes, initials, or any other patterns. In the absence of the machine, they can be sewn by hand or put on hot glue, applied to the very edges of the elements. You can also use a fabric with a ready-made ornament.
It is not recommended to retreat strongly from the edge of the figures. The scooping edges will give the toy an untidy look. To seams do not catch the eye, it is necessary to pick up the thread to match the fleece. When working manually, it is important to do small stitches, not retreating too far.
After this, the blanks are applied to each other with the decorated sides inward and stitched on a typewriter. It is necessary to leave a hole about 3-4 cm in the center of the bone, so that later it can be turned out and filled with padding polyester.
It is not recommended to fill the bone with cotton wool, as it is quickly tied up into lumps, but the product filled with padding polyester can be washed without problems. However, do not fill the toy too tightly. It must preserve its airy texture.
Upon completion of all work, you can give a gift to a puppy. He will be very happy and will be able not only to play, but also to sleep on such a convenient bone. It is important not to leave it for a long time without supervision, as the dog can tear the toy, but it is extremely not recommended for her to fill it.
Surely the dog will like a toy made of wood. To the object of entertainment does not become dangerous, you need to follow some rules. For the manufacture of toys for dogs need to choose hard wood. Perfect beech, maple, birch, poplar, walnut or ash. it is better not to use, as they contain resin, which can get the dog on the coat. Do not use soft wood. A puppy can crack such a thing and get hurt by splinters. To completely secure a wooden trinket for your pet, you need to sheathe it or some kind of coarse cloth. It is also worth considering the size of the future toys for dogs. It should be longer than the distance from the ground to the muzzle of the animal to avoid injury.
Of course, all dogs love bones. This is one of their favorite treats. Choose bones that the puppy will not be able to gnaw, otherwise sharp fragments can injure the esophagus or the intestines of the animal. It is not necessary to give the dog the bones of lamb or birds. Pigs are also best avoided because of the high fat content that can provoke. The bones of a cow or horse, shoulder blade, horn and hoof are best for the dog.
Very affordable and exciting toy for the dog. ordinary plastic bottle. Bottles roll well on the floor, make interesting sounds that puppies really like. In addition, inside you can put a bone, which for a long time will attract the attention of your "baby", but he will not be able to gnaw it. This secret can be used when the little naughty need something to captivate for a long time. Plastic toy is perfect for fun on the water, because it is not the tone, it is convenient to catch. Before you give the bottle to the dog, do not forget to remove the cap and plastic ring from it.
Toys for puppies – this is not a luxury, but a necessity, because they will not only occupy a pet, but also help in training and development. They will become a target for the sharp teeth of the dog and will protect your shoe and leg of the chair from damage. We will help you figure out what kinds of toys are available, let’s name the best designs of well-known companies (Petstages, GiGwi, Trixie, Kong). Also, our master class and video tutorials will help to make toys for dogs with their own hands. That will save a lot of money, because dog toys – things are not durable.
What are some toys?
Stuffed toys are faithful companions of both large and puppies. The soft trinket absorbs the smell of a pet and becomes native for him, so the dog can rush day and night with it, walk and even sleep. Such fun is especially useful for puppies who have recently been separated from their mother – they will warm them like a hot water bottle, so the puppy will sleep more calmly.
Along with the advantages, there is a significant lack of soft toys – they can be dangerous. Such an object is very easy to break, and the filler can easily be swallowed up by a pet. It threatens with digestive problems, so the dog must play under supervision.
Among soft ones, Trixie’s games are especially popular: a rat-heater, made of pieces of wool, a teddy bear and a duck, which pets do not let go of the mouth. GiGwi also specializes in soft ones: duck for large breeds of dogs with a squeaker, beaver’s skin with a squeaker, etc. GiGwi game objects are the least toxic, made from environmentally friendly materials, and squeaker makes soft fun even more attractive. The only advice is to choose games without small details, especially if the subject is a small dog or puppy.
Rubber toys satisfy the need to chew, relieve pets of stress, improve the condition of the teeth and provide gum massage. Rubber games do not “live” longer than a month, but they are completely safe, since rubber is a natural material. Among the leading companies producing such items are Ferplast (“Chewing rubber ring”), Trixie (“Rubber bone for gum massage”), Petstages (“Rope for chewing”, “Ball with ropes”), GiGwi (“Rubber bone with rope”). "," Duck-squeaker "), etc.
Developmental toys train the pet’s reaction, endurance, strengthen the body, in certain breeds the hunter’s instincts, speed and agility are trained. Among developing especially popular balls and plates, suitable for active breeds. And for small rocks suitable rollers or ropes, which develop the speed of reaction and grip. Developers are tweeters who train cunning and ingenuity. However, as soon as the pet understands how to pull out a squeaker, the subject will become uninteresting.
One of the “non-killer” fun of this type is the “Merry Egg”. The egg is made of hard and smooth plastic, so the dog can not grab it with his teeth. The egg constantly evades the pet in various directions, which causes excitement in the dog. Thus, the "Fun Egg" can spend hours pet until exhaustion. If particularly dexterous representatives cope with the "elusive", then the egg quickly becomes boring and uninteresting for them.
Popular and rubber toy for dogs Chicken from Trixie, which is suitable for both small and large dogs. It is suitable for active games at home and on the street. With the help of "Chicken" pet easily learn the team "Aport".
Interactive toys will make your pet think, most often he needs to do something to get a reward (goodies). Suitable toy Kong, filled with delicacy, which will have to get to work. It can be a bone or a pyramid, in the cavity of which you can put your favorite cookies. Such tasks train perseverance and intelligence.
The rope is also interactive, and you can do it both with your pet and the other dog. Tug of war trains attention, strength and perseverance. Such fun is made by GiGwi, Trixie and other firms.
Glowing objects are suitable for evening and early walking, because with the setting of the sun it is difficult for an animal to find and bring toys. Glowing will fix this problem, however, you should adjust the glow to avoid a very bright light that irritates the pet’s eye.
Among the luminous toys common ropes with reflective threads from GiGwi, inexpensive bones with reflective inserts, LED and phosphorus ducks and others.
How to make a toy?
If you do not have the opportunity to purchase high-quality branded toys from GiGwi, Kong or other reliable manufacturers, we offer a master class "How to make toys for dogs with your own hands." This master class will make toys for dogs with their own hands, spending a minimum of time, effort and materials.
Tools and materials
To make a pet play for training grip "Kantik", you will need:
- fleece (preferably multi-colored) or leather;
- We cut the fleece (or skin) into patches 15–25 cm long and 2–2.5 cm wide (if made too narrow, the dog will quickly gnaw through them).
- From the resulting bands weave a pigtail, as shown in the video below, leaving free ends.
- Secure the ends of the pigtails with strong threads.
The next master class will help make a more complex version of the toy – a soft duck.
Tools and materials
To make a soft duck you will need:
- tissue scraps;
- stuffing (cotton fabric, foam rubber, cotton wool, etc.);
- Kinder surprise boxes or an old doll squeaker.
- Find it on the Internet or draw a simple pattern of a duck with a pencil on the edge of a yellow fabric.
Cut 2 the resulting parts.
- From the seamy side, sew the parts with an “over the edge” or “secret” seam, leaving a hole for filling.
- Unscrew the workpiece, fill it with filler, insert a squeaker and sew a hole. In our master class, we recommend using cotton for filling, as it is less toxic than other materials, because sooner or later the animal will tear the toy.
- The last stage of the master class is to draw a muzzle with a marker (you can not sew small details so that your pet does not swallow them).
Video "Making a toy for the puppy themselves"
In this video, an experienced breeder will show a master class on making different types of toys for puppies at home.
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Owners often forget that any dog needs not only physical exertion, mental activity is just as important as any person needs reading, movies, games or music. An animal cannot be happy without exercises to develop concentration, sense organs and intellect.
Do-it-yourself intellectual games
There are many industrial intellectual games for dogs of various levels of complexity, but not less interesting and exciting you can do it yourself from scrap materials.
Immediately it should be clarified, if you chose this version of the game, then you need to start from the simplest. First wrap up the yummy paper and place it inside a regular cardboard box. Is done. Favorite smell the delicacy and easily take possession of it.
Each time the task needs to be complicated. For example, add another box, fasten paper or box cover with tape so that it has to be torn. Affordable delicacies can be replaced with a toy with a delicacy inside the Kong type.
Another simple style game is Find the Delicious. It is necessary to cut several tennis balls and put a treat in each. Then the balls are folded in a suitable tray. Excellent pastime dog provided! Game care for a puppy
Brilliant gig for hyperactive dogs
The design of this option is, of course, a little more complicated than a regular cardboard box, but in principle it is not too difficult to make. It is necessary to knock down a square wooden frame, and in the middle to stretch a steel bar with plastic bottles strung together.
Inside each bottle, put a treat, usually a dry food, which is easily poured through the neck. The task of the dog to unwind the bottle and thus get a snack.
Bucket with a slide
Another very simple, but at the same time very interesting for the dog game – a bucket with a snack. A suitable size plastic bucket fills with hollow cardboard cylinders or cork stoppers. Here is thrown a handful of dry food. The game has begun! The dog needs to smell and get a treat in a variety of small obstacles.
For professionals, the task can be complicated: divide the bucket into several sections. The diameter cut circles in which the handle is made of a rope or in the form of a curved U-shaped notch. The dog raises the "Lid", holding the handle with his teeth and gets to the next level.
Fun games for you and your pets!
Puppies are the same children, they can actively explore the world during the game and with the help of toys: try them for a tooth, nibble, squeeze. Modern manufacturers offer a wide range, but toys made with their own hands, will bring joy not only to your pet, but also are significant savings for the family budget.
Types of puppy toys
It is not easy to choose a toy that will appeal to your puppy, which he does not want to part with. There are several types of dog toys. Consider some of them: rubber toys – perfectly develop the jaws of dogs. You can play the game "catch and bring" with the pet, because toys made of such material are very durable.
There are also vinyl toys that fit comfortably in the jaws of a dog. Usually inside such a toy there is a squeaker that causes additional interest from your pet.
You can make a soft toy made from sheep wool or from high-quality knitwear. Many dogs like to wear them in their teeth, and keep near them.
There are also toys made of rope, sometimes flavored – they can be used for the development of the teeth and jaws of dogs. With the help of such toys you can play with the animal in the "pulling". Very nice rawhide toys. They well remove plaque on the teeth of dogs, maintaining their purity. Usually they are made in the form of pits and add various fragrances – for the greater interest of the animal. For dogs that love to nibble, hard toys are offered.
Dogs instinctively love to gnaw wood, and therefore toy manufacturers began to produce wooden toys, which are made according to all safety rules. When buying a wooden toy, you need to pay attention to what material the toy is made of. Usually they are made of hard wood: walnut, beech, ash, maple. You can not buy toys made of coniferous tree species, because it contains resin, which will negatively affect the condition of your pet’s coat. You can not buy toys made of soft wood, as the dogs quickly chew it up to slivers and can get hurt by them. To protect the dog, the toy can be sheathed with thick leather or coarse cloth. Dogs love to play with sticks, but one rule must be observed: the stick must be longer than the distance from the dog’s muzzle to the ground. This will allow the animal to not be injured during the game.
Interesting toys for dogs with their own hands
Toys made by your hands will be ideal for your pets. The most primitive toy is a tightly wound material with a straw and fastened with thick threads in the form of a snake. This toy will please your dog.
No less common toy is a ball of different woven cords. If you have accumulated a lot of colored cords, strings and ribbon, then all this can be woven into one ball, leaving small ends on all sides. You can make such a ball and fleece. To do this, you need to take a few fleece flowers, cut strips with a thickness of 10-15 mm and interweave them, knotting them together. If you want a soft toy, do not tighten the knot too much. Continue to make knots along the entire length of the fleece strip you cut. You will have such a bright toy, which can be given a different shape. Here you have to rely on your taste and preferences of your animal. You can make a toy in the form of a heart, bones, snakes.
On the fabric we draw a sketch with a pen or chalk, We make allowances for seams and cut out the blank. Then we cut out the second part of our toy. Sew them together on the wrong side, leaving a small hole to fill the inside of the toy. As a filler, you can use various scraps of fabric, foam rubber, synthetic winterizer, cotton wool. Having turned out our toy, we fill it with a filler and sew up a hole through which our toy was filled.
What is good toy for the dog, made by hand? – you yourself will be able to make sure that the fabric you use for sewing is natural (linen, cotton), it is safer for your dog. For stuffing it is better to use small cotton rags, which will do less harm than synthetic winterizer or cotton wool, if the pet accidentally swallows them. You can stuff toys and dry rice: the toy will rustle and will cause genuine interest of your pet. Before sewing, you must observe the following prerequisite: wash the material from which your toy will be made so that your smell does not remain.
Such toys can be long loved for your dog. They can be used as an aport, as a subject that can be hidden for a search, it can even be used as a pillow. The lifespan of your toy depends on your pet, but it will pay off with ease of manufacture and very low cost.
Knitted soft bone for dogs
A more difficult toy to make is a bone bound on the needles. For making you need a few balls of wool, batting, needle and knitting needles No. 4.
We collect 30 loops, go to 3 needles of 10 loops for each knitting needle. Then we knit 12 rows in one color, turn to a thread of a different color, and so we knit a few more rows.
The beauty of your toy will depend on the number of colors you have chosen. Having knitted 7 cm on 30 loops, we begin reducing the loops to 20, and then gradually return to the initial 30 loops (gradually adding 10 loops). You will have such a 15-18 centimeter multi-colored stone, which then must be filled with filler and sewed in the place of stuffing. A lovely toy for your dog is ready!
For an educational game, a plastic bottle can be used, washed and dried both outside and inside, with paper labels removed and necessarily transparent. For large breeds, we take a 2-liter bottle, for medium-sized ones – a 1.5-liter bottle, and a half-liter bottle for small ones. Inside the bottle pour dry food or crackers. The neck of the bottle is not screwed. We put the bottle in front of the dog and beat it with the hand so that several crackers fall out of it. As soon as the pet understands how to get food, you can leave it and go about your business: your pet will have a job. In case of damage to plastic, you need to change the bottle to another. Over time, you can complicate the task: close the neck with a cork. At first, screw the cork slightly so that the dog can remove the cork, and then we twist it to the end. The dog knows what to do and unscrews the cork. Some dogs learn to unscrew the bottle for several days, and some even take weeks or even months.
Another kind of educational games for animals. It is necessary to take a pack of tea or make yourself out of thick cardboard. Put there something tasty and show the animal. The dog must get it in any way. We complicate the task: seal the box with food and put it on the floor. Make sure that the dog does not eat cardboard. Now let’s complicate the task: we hide the box with food in the big box. The task is the same – to find and eat. As soon as the dog learns to correctly execute this command, we will complicate the task: add another box, then another, gradually replacing the cardboard with a more durable material – plastic or wood.
Find a treat
It is necessary to gradually accustom the animal to open doors and doors. First you need to leave a small gap for the paw, so that the animal understands how to open the door, then gradually make the gap smaller. Ultimately, the animal will learn to open the door on their own. Try to put a tasty bait in a box with a lid, let the dog think and open the box. Such exercises are aimed at developing the intelligence of your pet, and over time will be your faithful protector and friend.