DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy

September 21, 2015

This easy DIY will turn an empty water bottle into a safe, sock-covered dog toy that your puppy will love!

DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy

The living room floor has been scattered with all different types of dog toys the past week and a half. Tug ropes, plush squeaky toys, and chew toys have littered our home. There’s no reason for our puppy to ever get bored!  

Then one afternoon I finished drinking a bottle of water.  As I got ready to throw it into the recycling bin, the bottle made a delightful crinkle noise.  At first, Hunter’s curiosity got the best of him.  He wasn’t exactly sure where the noise was coming from, so he started to bark.  But then I rolled the bottle across the floor and forget it!  I think he spent about 20 or 30 minutes just running back and forth, chasing the bottle.

I didn’t want Hunter’s teething to cause him to chew straight through the bottle or choke on the cap.  So I made the bottle puppy friendly in just a few simple steps.  All you need to make this toy is a sock, a water bottle, and somebody to chase it!

DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy


  • Empty plastic water bottle
  • A clean, old sock
  • Scissors


  1. Stick a water bottle into a sock.
  2. Tie the sock into a knot at the top of the water bottle.  Make sure it’s nice and tight!
  3. Trim the top, if necessary, and let puppy go wild over his new toy!

DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy

If your sock is missing their other half, this is a great way to repurpose it into a toy your dog will love!  It will seriously keep them amused for a quite a while.  As always, supervise your puppy’s play to keep them safe and out of trouble.

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