Chuck it dog toys are a lot of fun for dogs!
However, they can become expensive and you just might want to make your own. Several visitors to our site have done just that. Their ideas are below... (Note: Similar ideas have been grouped together.)
Drill a hole through the middle of a tennis ball. String some rope through the hole, tie knots at the end and you're done! Woof! Woof!
Another option is to add a handle at one end as shown at right. We used a sharp knife to cut the holes instead of a drill - just be very careful - always be aware of where the blade will end up if it slips!
Ropey Ball by Amara from Bangor, Maine
My family and I are expecting a puppy in about 2 weeks!
I was bored today, so I made a simple toy, for a present. First I cut off a foot of a stocking, then stuck a tennis ball through it. I knotted both ends a few times. I hope this is a good toy for it, but I'll see!
1 pair of tights
1 tennis ball
1 pair of scissors
How to make it:
1. Cut one of the legs off the pair of tights
2. Put the tennis ball inside the tight leg
3. Tie a knot in the tight leg after you put the tennis ball in
4. Have fun with your dog by throwing the tennis tights dog ball toy!
1. Find any bouncy ball preferably a tennis ball
Viki G. of Bryceville, Florida, responded to this idea as follows:
Great fun! My dog, Mildred Isabella, LOVES this toy!
I made this homemade dog toy for my Dachshund and she loves it! First you take a sock that was orphaned or bought specially for this craft. Then you take a tennis ball and put it in the sock, it should be by the "toe". Finally knot the sock by the ball so it can't come out.
Now you have a fun toy you can throw with the "leg" of the sock and your pet can bring it with them very easily.
Like the above idea, which is basically the same but written up differently, this seems to be a favorite with visitors. Comments received include:
I have a daschund too! I made him this toy, and he absolutely loves it :) Thanks! (Lindsey)
Thanks for the great toy idea! My dog just loved it! (Stephanie)
My dog loves that chuck it dog toy! I also made more and donated them to the animal shelter! They were sooo happy; I think they sold some of them and kept some for the dogs' cages. My dog always brings it in her kennel and walks around with it in her mouth! (Anonymous)