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How to Make a Tennis Ball Dog Toy

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 and 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. Use a clean sock so your dog doesn’t associate
your scent with your clothes and chew them indiscriminately. 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! Did you know Did you know? Dog breeds considered highly intelligent include
the border collie, poodle, and German shepherd.

David Frank



  1. ExcellenceExacution Posted on August 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    you fail

  2. matrixismyname Posted on August 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    put the knife in the sock and give it to the dog.

  3. tonybedrosian2 Posted on August 12, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    7 comment

  4. Mason McInerny Posted on August 12, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    yea umm my dog feels insulted by the end of this video

  5. UsNotMe Posted on August 12, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Good idea about attaching a rope to the tennis ball as a handle. That way you don't have to get your hand completely drenched in slobber, lol.

  6. andyli916 Posted on August 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    it wont last 5 mins with my dog, my dog would destroy it.. it happened 4 times

  7. sapriousrevived Posted on August 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    you already have a tennisball…you dont need to make a toy its already a toy…

  8. sapriousrevived Posted on August 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    we you have a rope aswell…

  9. Eric Nguyen Posted on August 12, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    too much work, just put peanut butter on your nuts.

  10. sapriousrevived Posted on August 12, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    …then you have the tennisball

  11. sapriousrevived Posted on August 13, 2009 at 12:30 am

    then you bypass buying the tennisball, the rope, the excato, the bell, and the sock and you buy the damn toy lol

  12. thelamb777 Posted on August 13, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Yeah but what happens if your dog chews open the tennis ball, swallows the bell, and CHOKES?…

  13. sapriousrevived Posted on August 13, 2009 at 2:31 am

    think about it, the toy is like 3 bucks after the full tube of tennis balls you have to buy thats like 2 or 3 in itself. and then the rope is like 5 bucks for a rope

  14. silverponylover999 Posted on August 13, 2009 at 4:37 am

    OR You could just give the dog a tennis ball trust me dogs don't need bels and whistels to play XD htey just need your arm and a ball Heck my dog kept herself busy for hours throwing a rotton ball in the air and catching it!

  15. James Ward [OLD] Posted on August 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Wooo Go border collie

  16. sapriousrevived Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    good point so lets just take the mature ways out, and say that were both right and wrong. your right for if you have the stuff and im right if you dont. deal? good debiet though i had fun lol, that goes for everyone who was in this argument

  17. crazycrowd818 Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    thats awesome LoopyL0u, i had my shepard since i was 8 and he passed away when i was 22, ive never known such loyalty since

  18. Carlos Cano Posted on August 15, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    your dogs life or your mother's? see how everything is tradeable and things do have a price, even those who u think u care for the most.

  19. Carlos Cano Posted on September 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    i speak the truth, what would u choose, ure dog to live or ure mother? u say u wouldnt trade ure dog for anything in the world so…

  20. Unicorn Island Posted on November 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    that's a cool toy. I would make it if only i had a dog. hyh. πŸ™

  21. represto Posted on December 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    You'll associate 'chew toy' with your socks…encouraging him to destroy your things.

    If the glue from the tennis ball doesn't completely destroy your dogs teeth, he might manage to rip that ball open to swallow that bell.

    Seriously, just spend the $10 on a Kong or something similar.

  22. angelpuppylove1 Posted on March 15, 2010 at 3:47 am

    i have a pamperd poodle!!! πŸ˜€

  23. represto Posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    @MaRbLeDrOpS No. You're wrong. The bell idea is dangerous. How many dogs do you know that wouldn't chew that thread in about 2 minutes? The glue from the tennis ball will damage your dogs teeth regardless of how close you watch him. How do you suggest you train a dog to distinguish between a non-toy sock and a toy sock?

  24. hunter schooley Posted on December 9, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    i have a chinese sharpie and she is very chewy

  25. Brad Wilson Posted on December 16, 2010 at 5:20 am

    I wrote this article on the perfect dog toys:

  26. hiperanimallover Posted on December 26, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    awwwww!!the puggle is soooo cuteee!!!!!

  27. Viperclan2 Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    @ChiefParagon No, tennis balls are soft and holow and a dog could split it in half. It won't do much. πŸ™‚

  28. Mics C Posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:47 am

    @PeAcEOuT0172 you could say that again!..but wait you already did! LOL

  29. Camille Velasco Posted on May 12, 2011 at 3:46 am

    step one. throw the ball.

  30. Angelica Nguyen Posted on July 31, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    This would somehow work if I did'nt have a chihuahua

  31. GiJordyn Posted on September 7, 2011 at 3:20 am

    @55alyssa1 No there is a ton of toys with bells in them. And they test the in the stores. Our dogs are pretty safe

  32. Malia Marie Posted on October 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Your not making a tennis ball if theres a tennis ball involved

  33. Megan H Posted on December 14, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Not a jingle bell. They could rip ope. The tennis ball and eat it

  34. ChihuahuaFreak1 Posted on April 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    My chihuahua try's to eat the bell πŸ™

  35. michael robertson Posted on May 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That was so useful!!
    And by the way when you said poodle was a smart dog breed I screamed ,poodle!!
    Sorry , I really like poodles πŸ™‚

  36. Katie O Posted on December 21, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I have a border collie- they're great dogs but require a lot of maintenance because they are high energy and need to be exercised. Also they are happiest if they have a job to do. Despite his sensitivity and maintenance, I love my border collie. He is so smart and he can learn anything if I tried to teach him!

  37. ComradeAlpha Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Guys don't do the trick with the sock

    If the dog eats a piece of it, it will clog his intestines and he'll have trouble going to the bathroom

  38. 184natasha Posted on March 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I wouldn't advise letting a dog chew on or play with socks full stop, since they then could chew and swallow your other socks, leading to intestinal blockage . Also, playing tug of war can result in you being accidentally bitten. Just playing fetch with the ball is better.

  39. JUNGKOOK 4 LIFE Posted on July 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    My dog would destroy the sock in no time.