How To Make A Dog Spring Toy

My Pet Dog
My Pet Dog

That is my Poodle puppy, Wangcai. Once he is a bored puppy dog, he is a really terrible puppy dog! I wished to make him some type of spring gadget to ensure that he could burn off a few energy. The only issue is the fact that we have a yard that has no trees from which to hang anything off of. Right after a little bit of brainstorming, I came up with this nice small toy!

In case you have got trees in your yard just where your canine can play safely and securely, you are able to skip the hangar as well as just tie the spring to a branch.

Step 1: Tools plus Materials

You will need a storm door chain kit, an over the fence planter holder, 10 feet of heavy rope, some kind of twine or similar string, a 1″ split ring (ie. key chain ring), jingle bells, a 3 or 4 foot strip of polar fleece, scissors, cutting pliers and a measuring tape.

The project supplies cost me $15 to purchase as well as around Half an hour to make. You can find every little thing you need at The Home Despot as well as the Dollar Store.

Tools and Supplies
Tools and Supplies

Step 2: Taking away The Chain

One end of the spring has a chain, that we don’t need. Use the cutting pliers to remove it. In case you have got a hack saw, you can cut the mounting bracket off. I’m not worried about keeping it on, considering that the doggy only plays with the rope.

Removing The Chain
Removing The Chain

Step 3: Placing The Split Ring

Place the ring on the spring on the end from which you just cut the chain off of.

Adding The Split Ring
Adding The Split Ring

Step 4: Adding The Rope

Place the rope through the end of the spring without the split ring, get the center of the rope and then make a knot.

Adding The Rope
Adding The Rope

Step 5: Attaching The Bells

String as many bells as you would like, onto the twine. Tie up the bells onto the rope, above the knot on the rope. Cut the unneeded string.

You are able to skip adding bells to the toy, if you want. I find that the bells make noises that encourage and excite the dog to play with the toy.

Adding The Bells
Adding The Bells

Step 6: Knotting The Rope

Take the hanger along with rope outdoors to the fence wherever you desire to hang the spring
toy. Put the ring onto the hanger and let the rope hang. Cut the rope to ensure that the end will hang a foot or so off the ground. Try to make random knots on the rope, using one of the knots close to the end of the rope. The knots serve two reasons – Trying to keep the two strands together as well as to give your dog places to grab the rope.

Knotting The Rope
Knotting The Rope

Step 7: Adding The Strip Of Polar Fleece

Take your strip of polar fleece as well as tie it to the rope over the last knot. At the time I hung the toy on the fence, I took the fleece in the picture off, it was too short. I choose to use polar fleece for the reason that it is strong when wet, is stretchy and quite resistant to doggy teeth.

Adding The Strip O Polar Fleece
Adding The Strip O Polar Fleece

Step 8: Enjoy Your project!

Have a look at what you constructed! The best dog toy ever before! As with any dog toy, please supervise playtime for safety purposes.

Enjoy Your project
Enjoy Your project

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