#DIY: Budget Dog Interactive Toy

Interactive toys serve to keep the dog busy and mind active, while us humans are busy or not in the house with them.

There are many popular interactive toys out there, but most are rather expensive and the ones that can truly keep the pups busy for a long time require kibbles – which we don’t give Cotton. Hence, after googling and getting inspiration from dog trainer, Kristin Crestejo, we made a DIY dog interactive toy, from materials that can be found in every household.

Material needed:

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Tip: Cut the treats into very small pieces

1. Stuff one end of the toilet roll with toilet paper or scrap fabric

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2. Add 1-2 treats then one thin layer of toilet paper, then continue until filled

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3. Let your dog party with her new toy!

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Precautions: Do not try this with a dog that has the tendency to eat toilet paper. Substitute with fabric if need be. Cotton is very picky and will spit out anything that doesn’t taste good, hence we let her go to town with this DIY toy supervised πŸ™‚
As the toilet paper roll becomes soft after contact with saliva, you could reinforce it for longer play time with tape!

For larger dogs, you could use kitchen paper roll or other bigger rolls around the house!

Cotton spent about 15 mins on each filled toilet roll toy. She spent a lot of time digging into the toilet roll trying to find more treats, then sniffing the toilet paper that she pulled out to see if there were any remnants or scraps πŸ˜€

We placed 1/4 Zuke’s mini natural per later (up to 7 layers)

Try it! You won’t regret it πŸ™‚

What interactive toys do your pups have? Looking to get the Kong Wobbler or Doggy IQ ball!

Jamie and Cotton

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