|01-01-2014 05:25 PM|
|Castlemaid||Same as Roemly's mom for the glow-in-the-dark ball - mostly so I can see it. I'm out on acreage, in deep snow, using a ball launcher. Amazing sometimes how well he uses his nose to find a ball in the deep snow, but that slows down the game of fetch - with the visible ball, I have a better idea of where I'm launching the ball, and Gryff finds it faster, so we get more action in.|
|12-29-2013 10:34 AM|
Also practice directionals with him and if I can't see the ball then I have no idea where to tell him to go. When we are fetching I like to get the physical exercise in so having him hunt for the ball for ten minutes isn't what I have in mind.
I didn't know the orange balls were invisible. I would not have guessed that just by his body language. Very interesting.
|12-28-2013 11:09 AM|
|jocoyn||Curious. Why do you use the lighted balls? You know that, during daylight, an orange ball is invisible to a dog if it is on a green lawn. Mine always used their noses to find the ball though I guess a lighted ball would allow them to see the trajectory (but they even see better at night than we do)|
|12-28-2013 10:56 AM|
|12-27-2013 10:32 PM|
I have that ball and it works great! It won't retain a bright glow for very long (I don't know of any balls that do) - but I go our with a flashlight and use the flashlight to recharge it.
A small 4 LED flashlight held against the ball for a few seconds between throws does the trick.
|12-27-2013 06:41 PM|
thanks..just ordered some of them. How long do you have to let them "charge" in light for about a half hour time?
|12-26-2013 02:03 PM|
|12-26-2013 06:59 AM|
Balls that light for nightime
since we have shorter days-though getting longer now...I've used some balls that light up to play with the boy. I think they were called Meterolite. I loved them but they would last about a week and I bought 6 at over ten bucks a pop so I'm done with them.
Any suggestions on any balls that are good for nighttime playing? We are out about a half hour or so each time so need something that will stay lit for a bit.