DIY: Foxtail Toy For Dogs

diyfoxtailtoyA Foxtail toy is a ball with a nylon sock about 30 inches long sewn onto it.  It’s good for playing fetch and is easy to throw.  Saffron likes shaking the one she has.  Instructables has a tutorial on how to make your own Foxtail-type toy. You’ll need:

  • a tennis ball–an old one will work fine
  • at least 30″ of fabric (preferably lightweight nylon)
  • sewing machine
  • heavy duty thread or dental floss
  • heavy duty needle
  • possibly needle-nose pliers

The tutorial doesn’t have a template for the sock, but the dimensions should be 9 inches on one end, 2 inches on the other end, and 30 inches long.  It should taper on the center from the wide end to the narrow end.

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