As I mentioned in my last post, I’m busy with preparations for my new foster doggy. After finishing the tug toy, I decided to keep going (mostly to occupy my time–Sunday seems ages away!)
Having owned a dog before, (who killed quite a few stuffed animals in his day), I kept the following in mind to craft an ideal toy:
- A knit toy vs a sewn toy. Knit items can’t easily be ripped apart. Dogs are often able to rip apart seams on typical sewn toys, allowing the filling to fall out– which is both potentially dangerous and messy.
- Cotton materials. Something durable that also holds up well to washing. We all know how doggy slobber can smell!
- Choking hazards. There are no buttons, eyes or other embellishments that can be gnawed off and swallowed.