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A Second Life for Dog Toys: Using Old Socks

Updated on September 27, 2011

A Squeaker Toy Stuffed in a Sock

Cute pup with a sock toy balanced on her nose
Cute pup with a sock toy balanced on her nose

Playing with a Sock Toy

The sock makes the toys last so much longer
The sock makes the toys last so much longer

Need dog toys? Does your dog chew through toys within minutes?

If your dog is like mine, then she loves squeaky dog toys but chews through them in a matter of minutes. It's great to see your dog have so much fun with a squeaker, but it is so frustrating when the toy doesn't last. Or, perhaps you have a toy that has small pieces on it that your dog tries to chew off. You may be worried that your dog will choke on the small pieces; you may also be worried that your dog will pull out the stuffing. An easy fix for this toy dilemma is to put the toys in your old socks! You can even make brand new toys for your dog by stuffing a large sock with a bunch of small socks and tying off the end. Sock toys are extremely durable.

Do you know of a dog toy brand that lasts a long time? Please let us know in the comments below.

More Toys

Soccer socks work well to cover large toys
Soccer socks work well to cover large toys

 Does your dog play with a durable, long-lasting dog toy?  Let us know in the comments section.

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      Kiri Francy 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Tina. That's a good point. I've never had a dog who chewed through a sock, but I would never let any of my animals play with a toy that had loose strings or threads.

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