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    I had an old plastic screw top multivitamin bottle that we made holes in.I put in some of her favourite treats and had a great toy.
    Then I read about getting a buggy whip and tying on a toy.
    I was wondering what other ideas people have used to keep their dogs amused.

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    Really depends on what you want to do ! Keep her quiet when you are not there or have you playing with her while you are there ?

    Things I have used for pups in my life:

    Plastic soft drink containers - make sure you get rid of the plastic ring around the top: - fill with a couple of clothes pegs - makes a hell of a racket - but they do enjoy throwing them around and chasing them.

    Putting ice blocks into the drinking water - whole new meaning to - dunking for apples !

    Filling up margarine/butter containers with lovely smelly stuff and water and freeze - I have used mostly canned sardines - but you only need a couple - the rest of the space fill up with water - then freeze .

    Just a few suggestions - hope it helps !

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    Pippi likes toilet rolls so she usually has a couple of them in her toy box. For some reason she doesnt chew them to pieces right away. Once they get a bit messy, I bin them and chuck some new ones in.

    Not really "home developed" lol

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    home made toys...

    old tshirts cut into strips and plaited.
    old socks with knots tied in, and for bonus fun - put a tennis ball inside. If you go for a walk around the local tennis courts with a ball hunting dog... you will usually find a few old ones, or if the courts are busy the players or coaches may supply you with a few that have gone too soft to play with.

    toilet rolls. If unlucky - with the toilet paper on. And EH is fond of kleenex tissues too.

    And we get through a few bits of gum tree too, like sticks for chewing. I'm careful she doesn't get into swallowing the bits though.

    And the sand pit at the back, or bit that she has permisson to dig.

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    The black plastic nursery plant pots are a favourite with our pups. So funny to see them when they pick it up wrong and end up with the pot right over their face so they cant see where they are going. Also 30cm lengths of plastic water pipe. Heavy enough to use as a retreive toy as well as a tug toy and they love to sit and just chew on the ends.
    Nev Allen
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    i live near a river and find 1 or 2 old balls along the bank when walking my dogs, i stab a hole in them with a knife and thread an old rope through and tie a few knots, they last a good couple of months before all the fuzz has been chewed off and then they start chewing the ball to bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    Filling up margarine/butter containers with lovely smelly stuff and water and freeze - I have used mostly canned sardines - but you only need a couple - the rest of the space fill up with water - then freeze .
    This is an awesome idea, I am going to try this.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    The black plastic nursery plant pots are a favourite with our pups. So funny to see them when they pick it up wrong and end up with the pot right over their face so they cant see where they are going. Also 30cm lengths of plastic water pipe. Heavy enough to use as a retreive toy as well as a tug toy and they love to sit and just chew on the ends.
    Another good idea, going to try this.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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    I have also found myself in places regularly like op-shops and $2 dollar shops - to find toys and other things for my pups in the past.

    Don't be limited to just - say - sardines to be frozen - I have also used apples, bananas, watermelon, chicken wings and even their normal dry food. Frozen carrots was also a bit hit with the pups ! Definitely an outside play thing though !

    Cardboard boxes are also great fun for the pup - depending on the size - they will either destroy or hide in it or tow the thing around the yard.

    Old T-shirts - cut up and plaited - knots at both ends - you can hide treats in the knots or not !

    Imagination is what it takes - and as long as the pup is safe with what ever you give - no drama !

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    I left my pup alone for 15 minutes and she made her own toy :-

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    Nev Allen
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