Dog Snuffle Toy

6 Materials
1 Hour

This snuffle ball for dogs is an easy afternoon dog toy you can make with a few basic materials. Make a dog snuffle ball to reward your pup.

It’s so much fun to make gifts and treats for our pets. And, I love it when I come up with something that’s truly easy.

So, what’s a snuffle ball? Basically, it is a fleece ball that you can hide little treats inside.

Your dog will smell the treats and will engage with the ball in hopes that they find them. It’s a great way to provide mental stimulation for your pet.

If your dog is home during the day while you work. Or, you hope that a new puppy can learn to entertain themselves a bit, this is a simple project to make.

Once the ball is complete, you can simply tie in your pup’s favorite treats. Remember not to make it too tight. The goal is to get them to engage not to frustrate them.

Or, alternately, you can simply toss the ball to your dog and let them play with it if you would prefer not to give them added snacks. Always supervise your dog with toys.

Fold your fleece in half and mark a "no cut" center zone.

Then from each end, cut fringes but do not cut through the center zone.

Use a zip tie to hold the fleece together and form a ball shape.

Get the full directions for this craft on my blog.

Suggested materials:
  • Fleece
  • Zip tie
  • Scissors
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