We can't believe it's already the final week of K9 Kamp. Next week we'll all join around the Kampfire and share the backyard fun and fitness games we've been playing the last few weeks.
We can't wait to see what you've been up too! In the meantime, here are a few games we dreamed up this week.
We've got two DIY dog toy games to share with you, perfect for some backyard fun!
First, we took the toy we made from a carriage whip we bought at Tractor Supply and a flat, fuzzy toy.
I simply tied the end of the whip to the toy, and voila! We had a new toy for loads of chasing fun!
Here's a close-up of the toy we assembled.
And what it looks like in almost its entirety.
The whip is pretty long -- about eight feet in all -- so it provides plenty of length to throw the toy out for your pup to chase. We originally made this toy to help create toy drive for our agility training.
Here's a look at the toy and Rocco in action!
Next, we took a retractable leash and attached a dog toy to it with a carabiner. We used a dog toy that includes a treat pouch, making it extra irresistible for Rocco!
I placed Rocco's kibble inside the treat pouch, but you can use any type of treat. This toy took a little longer for me to get the hang of, but once I did, Rocco went crazy for it! I think it might have had something to do with the treat pouch.
Take a look!
Remember, next week is the week to link up your own backyard fun and fitness games as part of our FitDog Friday and K9 Kamp Blog Hop.
We also have a winner to announce for the colossal K9 Kamp Giveaway Prize Pack. Huge congrats to Janet Keefe from Wag 'N Woof Pets for winning the giveaway. Thanks to all for playing and special thanks to all our prize pack contributors: Petco, PetSafe, DogTread, For Love of a Dog, Jones Natural Chews and Smart Cookee.
The fun and games continue every Friday with FitDog Friday, the weekly Blog Hop brought to you by To Dog With Love, SlimDoggy and The Writer's Dog (formerly known as Peggy's Pet Place) to promote a healthy active lifestyle for pets (and their people, too!). Join in every Friday by linking up your FitDog story or visiting the blogs in the Hop.