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Old 01-08-2013, 06:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

Well after seeing a few pictures of GSDs with Jolly Balls I thought I'd buy hex one He love hard plastic toys (and my buckets).
It arrived today and he started playing with it straight away, he really wants to get the little ball out of the middle.
That got me wondering, is that actually fun for him or just frustrating? he ended up laying down chewing on one of the holes so I think it may have to be "supervised use"only toy.
How do your dogs deal with the balls? Do they chew up easily and do you let them play with them all the time or only when you're around?

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lisl doesn't pay any attention to the ball inside. She just wants to get her teeth on the hard plastic.

If I don't play with her using it, she doesn't pay any attention to it.

Same with the popular over-rated Kong toy. Even if it has food in it she pays it no attention.

Lisl would rather play with plush toys with squeakers, tug-o-war toys, or rawhide chews.
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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
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ok I"m confused, none of my jolly balls have a "ball" in the middle???

Masi is jolly ball obsessed, if one is in the house, she's shaking the thing all over, and whammo it's gonna hit something So only outside here..where if she's out, she's carrying it around, wanting us to throw it, gnawing on it

Jolly balls don't stay intact to long around here
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Our Jolly Balls have a handle, somewhat squishy..not hard plastic. And they love it, carry it everywhere and it becomes a flat, smashed peice of rubber and has to be thrown out. Favorite toy ever!
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I have a couple different kinds, one has a handle is more soft, big purple one is hard with a handle, and another hard one has a rope tug thru it,,but nothing "inside" them.
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Carly is on her 3rd jolly ball - the hard purpley one with the handle. Favorite ball EVER.
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Ruki is absolutely obsessed with his old Jolly Ball. There is no ball in the middle of his either. I bought him a new one for Christmas because his is no longer smooth or hard, and he still is obsessed with the old one. I can get him to chase after the new one once in awhile, but usually halfway across the yard he worries about what is happening with the old ball and runs back to it. I don't have the heart to take the old ball from him, but it is really disgusting because it gets slimy feeling after we have played with it.
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The teaser ball is what Mooch is talking about. Karlo can't have one for very long because he is so obsessed and it tears up his face, teeth and paws. My other dogs really don't care about it. They all love jollyballs, but again, Karlo can't have them because he is constantly chewing/wearing down his canines.
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just have a regular jolly ball-will have to get another because Rorie has destroyed it and she still plays with it-I am kind of concerned about her teeth because the balls are hard-will also have to bring them inside so they don't freeze
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