How to Make a Tennis Ball Dog Toy

Your dog doesn't care how much you spend on their toys – they just want to play! Here's how to provide some homemade fun.

You will need

  • Tennis balls
  • A clean sock
  • Rope
  • A knife
  • A jingle bell
  • A strong needle and thread

Step 1 Stuff a tennis ball inside a sweat sock and knot the sock’s open end. Now you have a toy you can play tug of war with or throw.

Step 2 Cut two slits in a tennis ball, one on either side. Thread rope through the ball and knot it to make a handle.

Step 3 Use the rope handle to throw the ball or to play tug of war.

Step 4 Make a small hole in another tennis ball, and insert a jingle bell. Sew the opening with a sturdy needle and thread.

Step 5 Enjoy your dog toys and play with your dog often. You’ll both get exercise!