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Dog balls: dog toys for activity and fitness
Simple in form and so versatile – a ball is a classic dog toy. There are lots of play opportunities for pets, dog toy balls can be thrown, kicked and hunted by pets. It is important to always supervise your pet when playing with toys.
What should be considered when purchasing a dog ball?
In order to encourage your four-legged friend to play fetch games you should use a specific dog toy ball. Objects like normal tennis balls are not suitable due to their rough surface. They can even be harmful to your pet’s health as dirt and sand particles collect on them that damage the pet’s enamel. Use a real dog ball instead. These include tooth-friendly tennis balls especially made for dogs.
- Stability: A dog ball should be bite-resistant and robust. In addition, it must be stable enough that it does not become damaged straight away when playing. Otherwise there is a risk of injury to the dog if he accidentally swallows fragments.
- Material: Make sure that dog balls are made of tooth-friendly, pollutant-free and easy-to-clean material. Leather balls are good but dog toys made of natural or synthetic rubber are more common. Dogs also like non-slip balls made of cord and environmentally friendly EVA foam.
- Size: In order for a dog to be able to play properly with the ball, the size must also be right for the dog’s breed and size. Dogs with large mouths could swallow balls that are too small while playing, while dogs with small mouths cannot grab and retrieve them properly. Sometimes, balls are also offered specifically for dogs of certain breeds – e.g. for small Chihuahuas or for big St. Bernard’s. For example, a diameter of about seven centimetres is suitable for pugs, and for a Labrador or a Boxer, it can easily be nine centimetres.
- Surface texture: Some dog balls do not have a smooth surface, but instead have a knobbly or elevated structure. Balls like this are not always as good for rolling as dog balls with a smooth surface. However, they help to clean teeth when chewing and carrying around and have a massaging effect on the gums. It can make sense to use different types of dog balls.
The best games with dog ball toys.
Dog’s love to play, so the obvious game to play with them is a retrieval game, which follows very simple rules: the person throws the ball as far away as possible and the dog brings it back. Dog ball toys are action toys help dog’s concentration and reaction capacity while keeping the animal moving. You can also hide the ball and have your pet search for it. Motivate and calmly cheer it on!
With a floating dog ball you can play on the beach or at a swimming pond with water-loving dogs. You can use more than one ball – use several balls at the same time to promote brain activity! You can reward your pet for a good game by petting them, giving them a healthy treat, or by giving your dog his favourite toy.
For darker days, luminous dog toy balls are ideal for dogs, as they can find them easily.
Squeaker dog toys
Some dogs love when the toy they chew on squeaks. Before purchasing this type of dog toy, you should think about whether you are ok with the noise as dogs like to chew on their favourite toy for a long time. You can use their favourite toy as a reward to reduce the amount of time you need to listen to the squeaks.
Why choose a ball with a rope?
Dog ball toys with ropes or string are a good option if your pet loves to play fetch. The rope or cord also ensures you dont have to touch a dog ball toy that has been in the mouth of your pet. Manufacturers such as AniOne ensure a wide range of dog balls that you can buy from us at low prices – with or without a squeaker.