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Old 01-08-2013, 02:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Luka is obsessed with Jolly Balls. We had to switch to the Holee Roller, which is a collapsable mesh rubber ball, because the potential for HUMAN injury with the Jolly Ball was just too great. Getting smacked with a Jolly Ball hurts, and if you step on it or trip over it, you may break your neck, while the Holee Roller just collapses under your foot. Luka loves the Holee Roller just as much, and it's much easier on the humans.

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Thats what I have for my dogs....squeeze a smaller on into the large size. But it hurts when we tug and the dog counters/getting a finger!
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Luka is obsessed with Jolly Balls. We had to switch to the Holee Roller, which is a collapsable mesh rubber ball, because the potential for HUMAN injury with the Jolly Ball was just too great. Getting smacked with a Jolly Ball hurts, and if you step on it or trip over it, you may break your neck, while the Holee Roller just collapses under your foot. Luka loves the Holee Roller just as much, and it's much easier on the humans.

Delgado has the exact same one and it's a lifesaver, he can play with it inside or the house and I don't have to worry about him hurting himself or anything else.

I do have to get him a new one soon, his is getting nasty lol
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Stella LOVES her jolly balls. She has 3....one big purplish-blue one, a smaller blue one and a small pink one. The all have handles. Errrr...they all HAD handles. One has no handle, just a hole where the handle used to be. One has one side of the handle attached. And the newest one still has the whole handle but who knows for how long. Her favorite is the one with the big hole. I was going to throw it away but she loves it. I especially like to see her carrying around her pink one that still has the handle...I call it her pocketbook.... On another thread someone posted a link to a company that makes a ball that cannot be picked up, which is supposed to entice the dog to keep rolling it around.....Looked pretty sturdy but I wonder if Stella would keep at it if she could never sink her teeth into it??????
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The bestball from elite k9 is what you are thinking of? I've seen it eslewhere with different names, but they have a good price on it. I have the 10" one and you can fill it with water to make it go wonky when it rolls. Still can wear down teeth because dogs do want to try to bite it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I think some dogs take it to the frustrating level. I have a big (size of two basketballs maybe?) hard plastic blue ball and my apbt is insane with it. By the time I drag her away from it she has usually bitten her tongue, scratched her bully running it through bushes, and her eyebrows and muzzle are red. But it is very good excercise for her. She had the teaser ball for years before she finally broke it. I can not leave her unattended with these toys as she will not stop but they are amazingly durable. That big blue ball is the toughest thing ever, but strictly an outside toy.
My gsd boys love the teaser ball, but do not get frustrated/obsessed with it. I've seen them try to stick their legs down through the holes to get the ball out haha. Once, and I don't know how, they did get the ball out.
We cannot have the softer plastic ones in the house. My apbt loves them and has them ripped apart in 5 minutes.
I highly reccomend the jolly balls though, and I think with most dogs they are fine to leave with unattended. So long as the dog will walk away from the toy eventually.
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Spirit LOVES playing soccer with his jolly egg ball. I can't let him have it inside, something would get broken for sure, he knows how to make that thing fly.

But I've been injured more than once playing soccer with him. I'm sure you can imagine, sometimes our timing is a little off Dog teeth really hurt.



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Old 01-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
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How old is Lisl???

My female Mojo loves her kong, she hardly plays with other toys, just her Aqua kong - it's so bad I have at least 2 in reserve incase she looses her current one LOL

Hex is a real toy dog, he loves soft toys with squeakers, kongs with frozen yoghurt, he ADORES his Kong frisbee, his floating bumper for swimming, likes his linen tug , and his bad Cuz toy.
It's funny how different dogs like different toys - i showed it to Mojo and she just went "yeah whatever it's boring" LOL

Hex is definitely trying to get the ball out of the inside of the Jolly ball So far he hasn't given up in frustration LOL
Lisl is nine weeks yesterday.

This is the Jolly Ball Mooch and I are talking about.



She'll fetch it if I throw it, but she loses interest really fast. After the second ot third roll she won't go after any more.

If we're playing with one of her squeaker toys or her stuffed mouse, that's worth about 12 or 15 throws and retrievals.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Yep that's the ball Sounds like it's gonna be a "sometimes" toy - very good point about the hole edges getting sharp.
LOL he also nearly thew it through a window yesterday

MichaelE Lisl is doing well if she fetches that often at her age I think mine would not have liked that ball at 9 weeks old either - the favourite then was a Latex squeaky pig LOL
Hex is no 11 month and we call him "Destructo-saurus hex"
Might have to invest in a normal Jolly ball too - wonder if the horse sized ones would be ok, I can get those at work
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I bought one for Molly a couple of years ago and she only touched it the first day. In the last month or so Cooper has decided it is the best toy ever!
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