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Yesterday I found o couple of welder's leggings in only 1 dollar, so I bought a pair to use the leather to make tug toys.




I can make four of these with the one dollar
 

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It's not complicated, it's just a pain in the... fingers
 

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Aren't you a bit worried letting them play with leather?
We got out of the shoe chewing phase and I still have not replenished my shoe collection
Plus they have matching leather leashes......

They look great!! Very talented, I'm just scared to give mine anything like that incase they associate the leather I give them with leather I'd be very angry if they chewed.
 

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Leather rags are a common puppy and young dog tug for SchH training, and I've not had a shoe or leash eater yet. Don't know of anyone who has.


Dogs are quite capable of differentiating between the leather tugs they can play with and the leather shoes or leashes that they can't.
 

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Young pups will chew whatever they have to their reach, everything is a toy for them and the only way to prevent it is constant supervision and a good crate. Once the dog matures then they learn to differentiate "their toys" from "ours toys". In fact, there is no difference than giving them a fabric or plush toy and then expect them to chew our clothes. It can happen, yes, but doesn't depend on the material but in how we handle the pups.
 

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I think that's what I'm going to have to do. The leather rag I ordered is wonderful but again the "puppy" tug I got is too hard.
What do you stuff it with? I don't have a sewing machine though.
Perhaps an odd request for my seamstress.
 

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I didn't used a chewing machine. The leather is too hard for a normal one. I used a nail to hammer the holes over a spare piece of wood and then I sewed it with a wool needle.

It's stuffed with cotton waste.
 

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I'm doing another one for a friend, so I took advantage and took a pic of the process.

Notice I sewed the corners to keep them in place.

 

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Thank you! I may have to give this a try.
 
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