3 DIY Tennis Ball Games for Dogs

Ahh, March. Or, as we like to say in Vermont – mud season. For many, March signals the beginning of spring, but depending on where you live – spring weather can be pretty far off. If you and your fur baby are dealing with a serious case of spring fever, we’ve got some fun and easy DIY games you can make with a few tennis balls and some things you probably have around your house. 

Super Sniffer Puzzle

What You Need:

  • Muffin tin
  • Tennis balls
  • Treats

What You Do:

  1. Fill a muffin with a few of your pup’s favorite treats. We love our Impawsibly Good Treats for this activity.
  2. Place a tennis ball over each cup to hide the treats.
  3. Let your pupper have fun!

Tip: If your fur baby is an advanced sniffer – try keeping a few of the cups empty to make for a more difficult puzzle.

Gimme da Treats!

What You Need:

  • Tennis ball
  • Sharp utility knife
  • Treats

What You Do:

  1. Safely cut into your tennis ball. You can either cut a straight line, or alone the seams. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through!
  2. Stuff the ball with treats and close the gap as best you can.
  3. Let your pup try and get the treats out!

Tip: Use smaller treats, we like to use Superfood Treats for this game

Tug o’ War

What You Need:

  • Old t-shirt
  • Tennis ball
  • Scissors
  • Sharp utility knife

What You Do:

  1. Start by cutting your t-shirt into strips approximately 2” wide.
  2. Next, carefully cut 2, 1” diameter holes in each side of the ball.
  3. Take 3 t-shirt strips and thread them through the tennis ball.
  4. Make a knot on each side of the ball to keep the strips from sliding through.
  5. Now, braid the 3 strips, adding more to the length if you want to. What you should have at the end is a braided rope with the tennis ball in the middle. You can make your rope as long or as short as you want.
  6. Let your pup play!

Will you be playing any of these games? Let us know! Tag us on Instagram @petnaturals, we’d love to see.

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