How to Make Dog Rope Toys: DIY Pet Play Guide for 2022

Do you want to keep your dog entertained and amused? If so, you should consider making some homemade dog rope toys! In this blog post, we will show you how to make dog rope toys.

We’ll also explain a few different types of toys for dogs. These toys are easy and inexpensive to make, and your dog will love them!

How To Make Dog Rope Toys: Safe And Fun Toys For Your Puppy

How to make dog rope toys
Nothing represents playtime with your dog quite like the dog rope toy.

Dogs love to chew. In fact, they might just love chewing a little too much. According to the Humane Society of the United States, dogs can swallow dangerous things like rubber bands and bits of electrical cords when chewing.

That’s why it’s important to ensure your dog has some safe and fun things to chew on, like these DIY dog rope toys. Your pup will enjoy it for hours, but he or she will also get a good workout in the process.

To make a rope toy for your dog, you will need:

  • A length of braided rope (cotton or nylon works well)
  • A pair of scissors (or a knife)
  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • A toy stuffing of your choice (e.g., cotton balls, old socks, etc.)

Easy Steps & Instructions: How to Make Dog Rope Toys At Home

dog rope toys
Tug of war is never better than when you play it with your fur friend.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to keep your dog entertained, try making your own rope toys! All you need is some rope and a few simple supplies. Here’s how to get started:

  • First, decide how long you want the rope to be. It should be long enough for your dog to play with, but not so long that it becomes tangled and knotted.
  • Once you have decided on the length, cut the rope to size with the scissors (or a knife if those don’t work).
  • Depending on the thickness of rope you have, you can braid two or three lengths together.
  • Once you have cut the size that you want, you need to tie off one ends with a knot. How is up to you. You can do a simple stopper knot or something more elaborate to make a handle for yourself.

Now, it’s time to get creative!

There are several different ways that you can decorate your rope toy. You could tie knots in it at regular intervals or braid it to create a pattern. You could also wrap fabric or ribbon around the rope or add small squeakers or bells. Get creative and have fun!

Once you have decorated the rope toy to your liking, take the other end of the rope and tie another knot in it.

It’ll prevent the decorations from coming off and becoming a choking hazard for your dog. Your homemade dog rope toy is now ready to use (until you have to clean it)!

Triple Strand Rope For Dog Toys

dog playing with rope toy
Almost every dog loves a rope toy!

Use a synthetic fibers rope for the dog’s toys to keep them safe from harm because they will quickly travel through their system after they have ingested them.

Also, you do not have to braid your own rope to get a thicker strand. You can buy rope of multiple strands and colors. You can decide what you want to use.

Games you can play with a rope toy

Here are a few things your dog can safely do with a rope toy:

Play Tug of war

Rope toys are great for dogs who like to play tug-of-war. This is especially great if you made a handle out of one of the ends. But you can always use one of the knots to hold onto or you tie a length of PVC pipe on one end to be a handle.

Tug of war with your dog can last for hours!

Chew Toys

Chew toys are perfect for dogs who like to gnaw on things (like anything). But a sturdy rope toy is perfect because you don’t have to worry about it being unsafe for your dog.

Play fetch

Let’s face it. Some dogs will play fetch with anything. The game is just that fun. So go ahead, throw your new homemade rope toy for your dog. If he can carry it back, then you can throw it.

Read our related article on How Many Toys Should a Dog Have? Are you giving your dog too little or too many toys? Let’s find out!


One of the best ways to entertain your dog is by playing with her. And one of the best toys to play with a dog is a rope toy.

Rope toys are a great way to keep your dog entertained and mentally stimulated. There are many ways to make rope toys for dogs, and we’re going to show you how.

They are not just fun for your pup, but they’re also really easy and cheap to make. So, what are you waiting for? Start creating!

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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