Make your own tug toy kit

Pick the right kit for your dog. Big gob is for larger breeds while small gob suits smaller breeds.

A make your own tug toy kit from recycled and sustainably sourced fleece offcuts. Handmade in the UK in small batches with fully compostable packaging.

Each kit comes with... 

  • Step by step how to guide in both printed and video format, which is emailed when you purchase
  • Recycled and sustainably sourced tug toy materials
  • Make Dog and Mend publication featuring Dog Ear tips for rebel doggos and how to get more life out your old and broken toys

Our Dog Ear packs are as sustainable as possible. Whether it’s the material they are made out of, or the method we use to make them. We care about slow making over mass production. 


We set up Dog Ear as an alternative to throw-away mass-produced toys. Our sculptural dog toys are made in the most sustainable way possible, with love. With our tug toy kit you will be able to make your own handwoven tender tug toy to gift to your hound, also with love.

We’ve worked with dog trainers and experts to make sculptural toys that doggos love, with expert testers Poly and Woolf trying them out.

As artists we want these kits to encourage creativity and sustainable making. Each kit comes with a mini publication for humans to read. We make, print and package everything in-house at our studio using an environmentally friendly risograph machine and recycled materials. We do all our printing of packaging and publications in house, by hand, at our studio The Old Waterworks on a risograph which uses a soya based ink on recycled paper.


Offcut fleece materials which we have saved from landfill in a variety of patterns and colours to create your own unique dog toy artwork. It is super soft and stretchy, but strong!). All our packaging, and printed materials, are compostable.

Playing advice

When you have created your toy it will be perfect for tender tugs alongside catching and fetching fun! The toy is pretty tough for rebel doggos and the weaves are also perfect for hiding treats in as a brain activity to enrich your hound.

Please ensure this toy is suitable for your pet’s play preferences, chewing habits and size. No toy is completely indestructible and always keep an eye on your dog when they are playing.

Seek immediate veterinary attention if any material is ingested. Not intended to be used as a chew toy. Responsible pet ownership supports pet health and wellbeing – and that’s important to us at Dog Ear.


The fleece materials is hand or machine washable. Save the tutorial guide in case a rebel doggo manages to cleverly undo the toy! Remember, you can always re-make.