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How to Turn a Christmas Stocking into a DIY Dog Treat Toy

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This quick and easy DIY Dog Toy is a great way to keep your dog occupied while you wrap presents, trim the tree or bake holiday treats!

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DIY Dog Treat Toys are the perfect way to keep curious dogs out of your hair (and off the wrapping paper) at Christmas.

I don’t know what it is or why laying on paper is so woofing alluring, but it calls to Kol. It has to be the paper I’m using to wrap gifts though. A few years ago, I thought I was clever and bought a roll of cheap dollar store paper especially to lay out on the floor for him to lay on. He was still obsessed with my fancy dogs in ugly sweaters wrapping paper. He **LIVES** to get tangled in the ribbon and thinks tape is designed to bo covered in puggle fur.

Luckily, I’ve found the perfect way to keep my dog busy while I wrap presents – and I even had all the supplies in the house! 

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How to Turn a Christmas Stocking into a DIY Dog Treat Toy

DIY Dog Toy Christmas | Kol's Notes - the DIY Dog

Make a quick and simple DIY Dog Treat Toy to keep your curious doggo busy while you wrap presents.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes 5 seconds
Total Time 35 minutes 5 seconds


  • 1 Plush Christmas Stocking
  • 1 bully stick - size appropriate you your dog
  • 1 handful small baked or dehydrated dog treats
  • Plush toys, as needed, to stuff stocking full


  1. Place a toy in the toe of the stocking and then add the bully stick.
  2. Layer plush toys into the stocking, occasionally adding a dog treat before stuffing in the next toy.
  3. Pack the stocking full of toys until it is quite firm.
  4. Allow dog to unpack the toys from the stocking, finding treats along the way to keep the motivated working at it.
  5. Once they've unpacked all the toys, they can chew the bully stick inside.


This toy is designed for supervised use only. Do not leave your dog unattended while playing with toys. Not recommended for power chewers or dogs who will chew the stocking instead of unpacking it.

How do you keep your dog busy while you wrap Christmas presents?

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Thursday 5th of December 2019

[…] Turn a simple Christmas stocking into a treat for your dog! I love this idea from Jodi at Kol’s Notes! […]

Lindsay Pevny

Monday 10th of December 2018

I love this idea! I even got some mini stockings last year that I didn't know what to do with. This should keep my dogs busy while I'm super busy this month!


Tuesday 11th of December 2018

I hope they love it as much as Koly does! It makes for some really cute pictures too!

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