3 DIY Toys and Games for Puppies
This is a noisy and fun chew toy to entertain your pup. The fabric gives the water bottle grip and style, and the water bottle crinkling sounds makes it fun to chew. Caution: Remove the cap from the water bottle before wrapping it in the fabric. You don’t want your pup to accidentally swallow the cap.
These are great and tasty treats with a variety of options to keep your pup entertained and cool during warm weather. You can try sticking bully sticks into popsicle molds. You can also stick bone cookies into ice cube trays. You can even use a Tupperware container to free some of your pups favorite toys in water as a fun scavenger hunt. You can also try flavoring the water slightly with things like chicken broth or peanut butter or yogurt to make it an extra flavorful treat!
3. An empty peanut butter container
Sometimes there’s a beauty to simplicity. An empty peanut butter container will have just enough flavor left in it that your pup will stay busy for hours trying to lick out every last taste of goodness. If you like how it works, you can always cheat and re-dirty the old container later for another use.
4. Make your own flirt pole
Flirt poles are gaining a lot of popularity, but why spend good money on one when you can make your own with some PVC pipe and string for only a couple dollars. This DIY flirt pole is super simple to make and is a great way to play with your pup.
5. A taped box with treats inside
This one is obviously going to be a one-time use, but it’s fun to watch your dog figure out how to get into the box to find the treats. Plus, this can help channel a pup’s chewing energy onto something you don’t mind him destroying. However, word of caution, keep an eye on your pup. You don’t want him swallowing any cardboard or tape pieces.
6. Hide and Seek
Another game to play with boxes is hide and seek. Start by hiding treats in a variety of boxes and teaching your pup to search or find. Then, Start making the game more difficult by making it harder to get the treats out of the box, or by hiding the treats around the house. Eventually, you’ll be able to hide treats from your pup in the morning before you leave, and your pup will be able to search for the treats while you’re away. This is a great way to keep a bored pup entertained!
What other quick and easy ways have you found to entertain your pup? Share in the comments below!