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post #11 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 06:39 PM
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One morning when emptying my clothes dryer I found Nitro's old kong squeaker ball (not recommended) in my clothes dryer, wall mounted at eye level, while Nitro had a chewed out nobbly clothes dryer ball in his possession. I have no idea on how he made the switch.

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Tennis balls not only wear down the teeth, they are also just the right size to be a choking hazard for dogs the size of GSDs and goldens!! DO NOT USE TENNIS BALLS!!

https://iheartdogs.com/10-most-commo...dogs-choke-on/

My favourite ball is the Chuck It ball with the holes in it. The holes allow the dog to breathe if the ball gets stuck in its throat, and I can string a rope through the holes so I can throw it harder, and use it to play tug with the dog.

The rope also makes it easier and safer to retrieve if the dog tries to swallow it!
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I like the green Starmark balls, I use the large size. It has holes so you can string a rope through it or buy on with one on it already, they are also squishy which a lot of dogs seem to like. They also seem pretty durable as well. https://www.chewy.com/starmark-treat...-ball/dp/45447


For throwing distance I like the hard rubber balls with a hole through the center. They will go far without too much effort. https://www.dogsportgear.com/RedLine...l-_p_1662.html


I also have a variety of chuckit balls and use the large size. They came out with a sort of woven ball so dogs can breath easier, but likely wouldn't with stand much chewing. https://www.chewy.com/chuckit-breath...-dog/dp/172252

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post #14 of 44 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your Suggestions! Time for some online ball shopping! NaughtyNibbler! OMG! We play the same game .. balls in the halls, and on all the walls! bahahah!
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My dogs have loved the horses' Jolly Balls, and I just bought the new dog a 10" Jolly Ball and she loves it.
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Rollo loves the Chuck-it balls and they don't break or wear down his teeth!

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Thank you all for your Suggestions! Time for some online ball shopping! NaughtyNibbler! OMG! We play the same game .. balls in the halls, and on all the walls! bahahah!
It's a life saver, when the weather is bad or it's not a good time for outside play. After I initiate the game, she sometimes amuses herself with finding the balls that roll in corners of the kitchen. She likes to make them squeak,
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If you are just wanting a ball that is going to be mainly thrown as opposed to a ball on a string, Kong make a very durable ball that is very bouncy and large enough that it won't get stuck in your dog's throat which can very easily happen with something the size of a tennis ball.
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One morning when emptying my clothes dryer I found Nitro's old kong squeaker ball (not recommended) in my clothes dryer, wall mounted at eye level, while Nitro had a chewed out nobbly clothes dryer ball in his possession. I have no idea on how he made the switch.
Hilarious and mysterious!

We used to give our dog our used old tennis balls to play with, and I found a HALF lying on the ground. I was relieved to find the other half lying not far away...but, stopped giving him the old tennis balls after that! I realized that he can easily puncture/bite through/break them.

His favorite is also those nubby Gnawsome squeaking balls...the only ball he'll play Fetch with more than once.

Rumo ~ rescue shepherd/husky mix

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The large Chuck-It balls that are blue with orange designs are too big to get stuck and choke a large dog. The smaller ones are the same size as tennis balls. They are expensive so only buy them if you aren't going to lose them.


I looked them up and both kinds of Chuck It balls, both orange with blue and blue with orange, come in large sizes, but I've only found the blue ones at Petco in large.

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