|10-21-2013 03:18 PM|
Thanks again for taking the time to answer!
|10-21-2013 10:54 AM|
The orbees can be a little frustrating to me. They are so soft I haven't tried a washer inside yet. I just tie big thick knots and work them into the ball. One of mine(I have 3) has popped out once over the last year though. I have also looped the rope around the ball then tied a knot on one of them. I don't like that way because I think it looks tacky but it does work, the dogs don't seem to care and it hasn't come undone that way.
|10-21-2013 10:46 AM|
|marshies||Thanks for that. My ball doesn't have a washer inside though. I have the Orbee Planet balls. So, I guess the best bet is to shove a washer in, and then tie the rope?|
|10-21-2013 10:08 AM|
|Liesje||The Gappay balls are not hollow and the hole is pretty small. When I put a rope back on it's a little thicker than the ones they come with so I usually have to take a small screw driver and push the end through with that. Then I tie a knot around a small piece of leather and ream on it until it gets pulled into the ball.|
|10-21-2013 09:38 AM|
Depends on the ball. Most hard rubber balls have a plastic washer on the inside to keep the knot from pulling through. I cut the string it comes with out, and pull the washer most of the way out. I then take my climbing rope and remove a few inches of the guts. Using a lighter I seal the end back up so it doesn't fray. Feed the rope through from top to bottom (I use a hook pick to help with this). Once rope is through ball and washer, I tie a couple knots and pull from the top to get it to suck back into the ball. I then tie a couple knots or sometimes a handle at the top of the rope. It takes me about 3-5 minutes per ball.
|10-21-2013 02:05 AM|
|marshies||How are you guys threading in the climbing rope? I have ball, I have rope, I am at a lost as to how best to combine them together! Please do share!!|
|10-20-2013 11:51 PM|
|elisabeth_00117||I like the hard rubber balls, any others don't last long against Zefra. I get either the Gappay balls, or the solid rubber balls from DogSport Gear or All-K9. I like how they fit under my arm pit or in a back pocket.|
|10-20-2013 10:45 PM|
|Liesje||I use the normal Gappay size medium. Sometimes the string comes out pretty quickly in which case I replace it with my own, knotted around a piece of leather so my version doesn't pull apart.|
|10-20-2013 08:03 PM|
|mycobraracr||Yup the world ball is the orbee ball. I always call them world balls. I also buy them without rope and put in my own rope or leather. I do that for all my balls and for people in my club. The regular string eats up hands. I have found a nice climbing rope that I can leave as is or take strands out as needed to make it the perfect feel for the individual.|
|10-20-2013 04:58 PM|
I use the gappay balls (with the loop rope, and regular rope) and the elitek9 balls. Berlin prefers the elitek9 balls cause they arent as solid.
Since my wierdo dog loves squeaking things, I am ordering a ball I found that is a SQUEAKY tennis ball on a rope - he is going to go nuts, lol. He thinks he is killing things that squeak so he usually prefers those as his reward.
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