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Old 10-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I train my dogs with a tennis ball but could never leave one with them to just play with (hate ems into a vets). I found a basket ball works some of the time for a dogs toy (even though some would eat them anyhow) . But I have a lot of luck with the basket ball, but two of my dogs ..
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I would never use a tennis ball. I use water kongs with the rope on the, jolly balls, gappay balls. We've had the jolly balls for years, many holes, still going
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I trained a dog with many things but loves the tennis ball, if left alone (I would never do that) you could find a bad trip to the vets
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working dogs are not the same as show dogs, want to clear the air now
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Harmony - Kong makes a large tennis ball that even squeaks. My dogs love them, they are too big to swallow and they don't come apart like regular tennis balls do, so they last a lot longer.
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They are to small and the dog can choke on them when playing catch plus the glue degrades the enamel on their teeth. To each their own but if Emily's dog can choke on a Kong ball right in front of her while playing catch, that is larger than a tennis ball, then I will stay clear of tennis balls and always advise others to do so as well. Those balls can lodge in their throats and you can't get them out. An odd size ball like a water kong or a ball with a rope or a ball with two holes in it could be the difference between a live dog or a dead dog.
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working dogs are not the same as show dogs, want to clear the air now
Working dogs choke to death differently than Show dogs? How does that make any sense at all. Dogs are dogs...if the object going into their mouth is smaller than their airway, they can choke...the same as any other living creature.
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They are to small and the dog can choke on them when playing catch plus the glue degrades the enamel on their teeth. To each their own but if Emily's dog can choke on a Kong ball right in front of her while playing catch, that is larger than a tennis ball, then I will stay clear of tennis balls and always advise others to do so as well. Those balls can lodge in their throats and you can't get them out. An odd size ball like a water kong or a ball with a rope or a ball with two holes in it could be the difference between a live dog or a dead dog.
I thought it was a regular tennis ball? I didn't realize it was a Kong.

My dog's favorite toy is a Kong ball that is wrapped in cloth and has tails on it. I can't recall what it's called, but it's easier to throw then a normal ball.
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Harmony - Kong makes a large tennis ball that even squeaks. My dogs love them, they are too big to swallow and they don't come apart like regular tennis balls do, so they last a lot longer.
I tried that one time too, and with a few dogs that might not work.
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Please not let us confuse a working line with a show line PLEASE!!!
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