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most durable ball on string/tug?

i got the yellow one from elite k9 but he's destroyed two within two months. i also got the jute tug and thats also starting to come apart within 2 months. i dont leave these laying around, he only gets to use them during training. any suggestions on something a little more durable? thanks!

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They can last a lil bit longer but they do get destroyed. The key is to not let the dog keep it and chew on it. OTOH the Gappay ball on string does last longer than the EliteK9 ones.

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Maybe try the gappay ones? They are more firm then the elitek9 ones and not hollow.

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Does it have to be on a rope? Are you using them as a reward or do you want him to be able to tug on something?

I like the chuckit rubber balls. They hold up really well. They're a favorite for both of my dogs.

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There's a ChuckIt in large with the string. I've had really good luck with them.

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i want a ball on string. i use it as a reward during walks for recall,sitz, etc and i use it to play fetch when we're on a field. i dont really like the chuck it balls as i find them really hard (is the gappay ball like this too?). i liked the elitek9 because my dog can chomp down on it a bit. the problem is as he got bigger, he bites down so hard during a good tugging session that the ball is flat in his mouth and when he bites it the right way, it breaks. the first one came apart when we were tugging hard in the opposite direction and i fell flat on my butt. i think im deciding between gappay and the herm sprenger ball on a rope.....
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Well most soft balls will break if you're playing tug with a dog who chews it. And any durable ball people suggest is probably going to be a solid, hard ball. I use the gappay ones.

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The ChuckIt balls I linked above aren't solid. They're collapsable.. my Shepherd has one around the house that she chomps on all the time. She's had it a long while now and still hasn't broken it. I think they make solid balls too, but that's not what these are.
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The rubber chuckit balls aren't hard at all... they're rubber. They just squish when chewed. I've never had one fall apart on me either. They've held up for years.
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I second the Gappay balls. The ball itself has lasted well. The string, not so much.


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