Hacky Sack type toy

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  1. Maxy24

    Maxy24 Active Member

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    Tucker has gotten a hold of hacky sacks on a few occasions and thinks they are wonderful. But I take them away because he will surely destroy them and I don't want him eating whatever is inside. My mom pinned a DIY knit ball for dogs on pinterest that pretty much looked like a hacky sack, but they filled it with fluff. It got me wondering if I could make my own hacky sack but fill it with something dog safe or even just empty a regular hacky sack, fill it with something else and sew it back up. I don't expect it to be super durable or anything, but I still think he'd enjoy it. So I was wondering, what could you fill a hacky sack with that give it a hacky sack feel but is safe for the dog to eat without actually smelling attractive for the dog to eat (I don't want him getting the toy and then just lying down and ripping it open to eat what's inside). Any ideas?
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Kidney beans? Dried ones. They don't really smell like food (to me anyway) and that way if he DOES rip it, it's not going to hurt him to eat a few of them.
     
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    Wouldn't be the same weight/texture, but have you tried felted wool balls? If you don't have the supplies to make your own, you can buy them on Etsy (#1 choice), or they now sell them commercially in stores, Petco and Target have them (last choice). Obviously I make my own, as I have the supplies-

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    Errrr I'm not sure if it's the same for dogs, but eating uncooked kidney beans is pretty toxic to people, do I would either double-check that they're safe for dogs or just NOT do that.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Hmm, learn something new every day. But really, any uncooked bean/legume that doesn't have a strong odor would work. Lima beans, dried peas, ect.
     

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