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I try to reserve my $$$ for things I can't do without, or make myself, but I am lazy, so here you go.... (pic on my blog, but seriously, you don't need a picture)
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Here's what you need.
1.One pair of clean (you'll see why next) track pant you no longer want.
2.Scissors.
3.You.
Here's what you do with it.
1. tie a knot, nice and tight on the end of the leg.
2. cut off the extra. (you weren't expecting rocket science, were you???)
You're almost done.
Loading the toy. (this is the fun part).
Show it to your dog, then look at the toy, really look at the toy like it's the most fun thing ever. Look at the dog, sidewise even better, look at the toy. Open wide and CHOMP the toy (remember, I said CLEAN pants), Yum, bite hard, look at the dog. The dog should be looking mighty curious by now.
Chomp again, yum! Give it a shake, yum! Tease your dog, and chomp & shake again.
And, when you're dog is really ready, (Sonic by this time had eyes big as saucers, and had is mouth open in an 'I want that, and I want to BITE IT' expression).
Toss the toy.
You're done, now you can make another. (oh, and make sure your socks are in the drawer. If you use a toy like this, socks are fair game)
 

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Good ideas! I've used old socks I can't find the match too...tied knots in them and gave them to my dogs for toys before.

Drink fluid from a plastic bottle, rinse it.
Throw away the cap, the plastic ring that is usually on the bottle under the cap...and 'product info' which is usually on a vinyl/plastic wrap around the bottle.

Give to dog.

This makes for a very fun toy for the dog because it's annoyingly loud when dog is biting down on it.
Bottle can also be shoved into larger old sock, tie a knot in the sock to keep bottle in there... makes for a softer toy.

Stormy : )
 

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Ooohhh, @StormyPeak @nick benger @Larkspur
Thanks, I was hoping to acquire some extra cheap tricks here.

And this one for the cats--I make a super flyer toy out of a stick, some fishing line, duck tape and feathers. I make a 'bird' out of duck tape and feathers, and attach it to the line & stick. (this one is put away when not in use for the cats safety).

I made a flirt pole for $6, the money for the pvc pipe, put a rope (used) inside, tied a knot on one end to stop it from going through the pipe, and on the other end, a toy. The 'toy' is a braided old-sock tug.
 

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Yep, that'll work. I have an old video on my Youtube channel with some good ideas too, the towel game is particularly applicable. Forgive the mop-head and general teenageness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GptyRNjplOo
Watched.... those look like great rainy day/shut in games for dogs, and great for food motivated dogs, and great for dogs like mine that are still learning how to play with toys. The towel game especially.

Great stuff, and yep, super cheap. Love.
 

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Hahaha, great tip. I'll raise you one apple dog chew toy....

1) Take an apple
2) Take out the core (including the seeds)
3) Fill it with wet dog food
4) Freeze it
5) Watch your dog enjoy the natural apple-kong toy.
This is such a good idea.. Love it! Thank you for sharing!
 
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