First off, I want to say that I am tired out! I decided to start jogging with Mom once again. I haven’t done that in a few years now. She comes down in the morning in her running attire and asks me if I want to run and I curl up in my bed which means “no”, but this week I wanted to go. It is kind of fun having alone time with her and she makes sure we run where I can see some squirrels and wabbits. More calories burned means I can eat more snacks too! Once Bailie turns one she can go jogging too.
Now on to the DIY tug a war toy! This is a super easy toy that Mom learned how to make in Germany. The ladies in the agility class Katie got kicked out of, used these to motivate their dogs. Tug a War is more than a game, it is actually a good work out for dogs. If you have two dogs that play together it is great for them both. They will exert lots of energy, and this rope should withstand lots of tugging!
You can buy the cording at any hardware type store. For bigger dogs get thicker cord, for small dogs, thinner cord. We don’t use exact measurements. Mom just pulls out a bunch of rope and starts knotting and twisting. If it isn’t the right size we do it again. It is really easy.
Making one of these only takes about five minutes. If it starts getting worn out, just toss it and make a new one. Tug a war toys have to put up with lots of abuse, making these simple cheap ones a really good deal!