Make a Great Mind Game Toy for your Dog for under $10! - McCann Professional Dog Trainers

Make a Great Mind Game Toy for your Dog for under $10!

Today, we are going to make a dog toy and it's going to cost less than $10 to do.

When Reggie had his hernia surgeries,

I started thinking about different things to keep him occupied. You can read all about his exploits and games in the house in this post. I did purchase one Mind Game for him to play with at meal times, but I found it quite expensive. It was a good option, but not really the best option. You can see our review of the toy on our YouTube channel here.


We all have times where exercising the dogs is not an option. Luckily, you can compensate for physical activity with mental stimulation and end up with a tired dog in the end. Mental stimulation is actually much more exhausting for a dog than physical. With that in mind, we've created a great toy for under $10 that will keep your dog occupied and stimulated. Use it for mealtimes or just for a brain game break!

What You'll Need

  • 2 x 24" x 6" boards
  • 2 x 22.5" x 6" boards
  • 1/2" x 24" dowel
  • Screws
  • 3 to 5 plastic bottles

The How to video

Happy Training!

Hi! I'm Shannon Viljasoo and I joined the McCann team in 1999 while training Quincey, my wonderful and spirited Rottweiler, to have good listening skills. I'm the Director of Online Training and Content for McCann Professional Dog Trainers and I enjoy writing about dogs and dog training for the McCann blog. I currently share my life with 2 Tollers (Reggie & Ned) and I love helping people develop the best possible relationship with their 4-legged family members.

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