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Dogs Can't Get Enough of Their DIY Ball Pits


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We have seen playgrounds for goats and dogs living their best lives in swimming pools, but have you seen a dog playing in a ball pit? I haven't been in a ball pit since elementary school, but I remember the enjoyment it gave me. It's no surprise that our furry friends full of energy are getting a kick out of ball pits for dogs.

Dog toys are loads of fun for dogs, but imagine the kind of fun your dog would have in a DIY ball pit. If you're curious what dogs look like in ball pits, check out this video of a dog owner surprising their pet dog Maymo with a ball pool for his birthday.


This owner got creative and made a playpen from their living room furniture. That's a pretty impressive DIY method. If you have a large living room, you can give this method a try. For others, I suggest buying a kiddie pool and plastic balls. Amazon has a 50-pack of plastic balls for $8.99 and a 100-pack for $18.92.

Here are all of the best pet supplies to build your own ball pit for dogs.

1. Click N' Play Pack of 50 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball

Get a 50-pack of crush-proof plastic balls for only $8.99. All dog breeds, from French Bulldogs to Golden Retrievers, will love playing in their new play pit for the first time.


2. Click N' Play Pack of 100 Phthalate Free BPA Free Crush Proof Plastic Ball

I recommend smaller dog ball pits for smaller dogs, such as Pugs. If you'd like to create a large ball pit, consider a 100-pack of plastic balls. Invite another dog so your pooch can play with his best friend.

3. Jasonwell Foldable Dog Pet Bath Pool

Pet swimming pools are perfect for ball pits! If you already have one sitting in your garage, clean it and use it as a pit. You can get a small pool for only $28.99.


4. PUPTECK Foldable Dog Swimming Pool - Outdoor Portable Pet Bathing Tub

This PUPTECK is foldable, so you can store it easily.

5. Kids Indoor Pop Up Ball Play Tent

Your tiny dogs can get away with smaller pits intended for toddlers and children. I think a 12-pound Yorkie would have a blast in this!


6. Gaorui Large Kids Baby Ball Pit - Portable Indoor Outdoor Baby Playpen Toddlers Children Safety Play Yard Fun Activities Popular Toys (Not Includes Balls) (Red)

Here's another option for smaller dogs. Of course, keep an eye on your pup as they play!

7. Intex Crystal Blue Inflatable Pool, 45 x 10"

Once summer rolls around, fill up an inflatable pool with water and colorful balls! Your dog would have the time of their life.


8. SCS Direct Gaga Ball Pit Inflatable 15' Gagaball Court w Electric Air Pump


SCS Direct Gaga Ball Pit Inflatable 15' Gagaball Court w Electric Air Pump - Inflates in Under 3 MinutesAmazon

Alright, if you want to take playtime to the next level, consider splurging. This inflatable court would be perfect for kiddos that want to play in a ball pit with their four-legged friends.

9. Trendbox Soft Foam Foldable Ocean Ball Pit Crawling Fence Children's Playground

I love this option so much. It's foldable and waterproof. That means you'll be able to wipe off stains and slobber from your happy dog!

10. Fun and Function's Air-Lite Ball Pit

This ball pit has cushioned bottoms to protect kids. I'd say this is also a pit to consider for your small cute dogs.

Putting together this DIY project for your doggy is going to be so much fun! Visit Chewy for dog food, dog treats, and more pet products.

This post was originally published on February 10, 2020.

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