Our dogs and puppies love toys to play with and this stops them from getting bored while they waiting to find their forever home. You can make rope toys for the dogs by tearing old, clean material into strips and plaiting or braiding them really tightly together. Follow the instructions below to make these fun toys...
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Once you’ve got the hang of making a basic plaited tug-toy, you could have a go at making a four piece braided tug-toy. Four piece braided tug-toys are excellent for larger, stronger dogs who need toys that are a bit more durable.
Gather the four pieces of fabric together at one end and tie into a good secure knot.
With the 4 lengths make a diagonal loop down from right to left, so that length 4 is on the other side of length 3.
With length 3 make a loop diagonally up from left to the right, so that length 3 is on the other side of length 4.
Pass length 1 over the open end of length 3 and through the loop of length 4.
With length 2 go over the open end of length 4 passing through the loop of length.
Now tighten the lengths evenly and a square will appear
Repeat this technique until you have just enough left at the end to tie a knot.
You can choose to keep your tug toy as a long rope or knot the ends together to create a ring that can be tugged, thrown or chewed!