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Once upon a time, many years ago, dogs chased down and caught their dinner.The menu was whatever ran wild. Their daily fare wasn’t served on a platter, it had to be earned and worked for. These days, the dog’s dinner is a simpler affair: most dogs get kibble, served in a bowl at a set time. The most work they have to do is wander over to the bowl. Today’s canine’s aren’t so different from the dogs of yore though. I’ve never met a dog that didn’t yearn to chase birds and squirrels. When asked, most dogs will perform untold tricks and games, for even a morsel of something tasty. Our dogs may be domesticated, but but that doesn’t mean they don’t still love the thrill of the chase.
I’m certainly not going to let animals loose in the apartment and let my dogs hunt them.I can do the next best thing though. I can make sure that sometimes my dogs have to chase and play to earn their snacks. There is simply no reason that the Art of Nutrition can’t also be fun. We have any number of games and puzzles at our house, but I’m always looking for new ones and I’m always looking to save a few pennies on them. Our new DIY Dog Food toy is easy to put together and, at less than $3 to make, it’s also easy on the wallet. Here’s what you need:
- 1 – hard plastic, wide mouth water bottle (I got mine for $1.25 at the Dollar Store)
- 1 or 2 – soft, foam balls
- Wild Calling!® Kibble