I saw the DIY dog toy idea on Pinterest (like this one) and it seemed too easy to resist replicating. It’s also a great way to upcycle an old pair of jeans. One leg of my husband’s jeans equals one braided dog toy. Tennis ball optional.
You can spend about $10-15 on these toys in the store. Ours cost nothing since we already had a tennis ball. And it only took about a half-hour to make one.
1. Cut 9 long, narrow strips of fabric (about 3 feet long).
2. Braid 3 strips one at a time so you have 3 separate braids.
3. Tie a knot of the 3 braids at one end and then braid all three together. (Optional) Cut two slices on opposites sides of the tennis ball with a box cutter and then squeeze the braid through the ball. It can go anywhere on the braid.
5. Let your dog chew to her heart’s content.