Another reason why we love Big Canoe is because it’s such a dog friendly community. With three dog parks and an extensive trail system, there is no excuse for not getting some exercise and fresh mountain air with your four-legged family members. But if your dogs are like ours, they go through chew toys pretty quickly. And toys these days can be expense. With a little DIY initiative, and even less money, you can create some toys that Fido will be proud to take to the park. Here is a great tutorial courtesy of DIY Network. For as little at $1 and about ten minutes, you can make your loved ones a toy that will stand up to the toughest chewers. See you at the dog park!