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Handmade and re-purposed gift ideas for your green dog!

Updated on June 25, 2014

Make something fun for your green dog!

Can't decide what to get your Green Dog this Holiday season?

Why not make something out of stuff you have around the house? Or some yummy, healthy homemade dog treats!

Here are some great green dog handmade gift ideas...

Did someone say treats?

One of my favorite green gifts are healthy, homemade treats!

Sit, down, play dead, spin, beg, shake paw, high five, wave - I'll do just about anything for a treat!

But treats can be expensive - especially if you purchase organic, all natural treats like we do. And some treats have nasty ingredients that aren't really good for us pups. So Mum will often make me some treats at home!

It's fun, smells up the house very well, and we drool until it's time to taste test!

There are dog treat recipes all over the Internet.

But, I thought it would be fun to share some of my absolute favorite homemade dog treats with you! So read on...

You may also want to try some of these pawsome Candy Cane Christmas Dog Treats. Great for the holidays, make a pawsome stocking stuff and they look oh so, yummy!

Oh and don't furget the Doggie Eggnog, it's healthy, good for you and tastes great!

Green Dog tips!

Whenever you're making something for your pup, just be sure the material you use is healthy and safe, K?

If you use old jeans or other repurposed material, wash it in a safe laundry detergent.

If you use yarn, make sure it's a sustainable fabric with natural dyes.

If you use rope, use something like hemp, which is a natural fabric.

You get the idea :)

Make some toys!

The DIY website, Instructables, has some great DIY tips on making some pawsome dog toys...check these out!

Another pawsome dog toy!

Check out these instructions on using some of the safe and healthy tennis balls you have around your home and create a pawsome dog toy!

One of my favorite dog toys!

Tugging is one of my favorite games to play with my Mum!

I tug before an agility run.

I tug before breakfast.

I tug after a good hike.

I tug when we're watching TV!

And one of my favorite dog tug toys is an old towel!

Mum just rips it into strips, sometimes she braids them, sometimes she just ties in some knots and, voila!, we've got some tugging going on!

Try it, it's fun!

Make it interactive!

Enjoy this easy and fun interactive dog toy you can make with an old plastic container; just make sure it's BPA free, K?

Be sure and visit my Raise a Green Dog website!

Raise a Green Dog has grown, just like all healthy and happy pups should!

Now we are a full grown website bringing you tips, tricks, information and a complete online green dog product portal to help you learn and live more green!

Be sure and stop by, paw around awhile, you never know what you'll find.

And when you're there, be sure and take my Green Dog Pledge and strut your stuff for a happier you and environment!

Here's a fun game!

If you've got more safe and healthy tennis balls lying's a fun game your green dog will love, I sure do!

Repurpose and make a dog leash!

Here's another great green idea! If you've got lots of those awful plastic bags around, make a durable dog leash!

Happy Holidays from me and Gracie!

Bark at me. - Happy holidays!

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      5 years ago

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      6 years ago

      Very nicely done.

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      Hello from a Squidoo Greeter! Great idea for a lens and for the ideas given here...thanks for sharing!


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