Peter Brady Can't Play Ball In the House, but My Dog Wants To!
November 14, 2009 1:03 PM Subscribe
Are there any non-Kong dog balls that my Lab won't destroy?
posted by xingcat to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My 4-year-old black Lab loves to play ball, but when she has a ball inside the house, it takes her an average of 15 minutes to destroy any ball she'll play with.
Tennis balls are her favorites, because she can spend 5 minutes removing all the fuzz, and then she chews them in half and rips the ball into tiny rubber confetti.
We've gotten her Kong balls, which she doesn't seem to be able to destroy, but she doesn't like playing with them, either. It seems to be a mouth-feel thing with her, where if it's too solid, she has no interest.
We've tried mini-tires, squishy foam balls (which she loves, but it only takes her slightly more time to chew apart), "indestructible" fabric toys, and she can kill them all dead.
Any hope for a ball-playing but very strong-jawed dog?