I bought this and the dumbbell one and both were garbage. They were destroyed in a matter of an hour or so. I wouldn’t recommend to anyone.
This toy felt very durable, but my 2yo Blue Heeler proved that wrong in mere minutes! She isn't typically destructive, but she does find weak spots quickly, and takes advantage! We will keep it since returning is a pain and only let her play fetch with it, no unsupervised chewing.
Thought this would be a great toy to expend some of our three year-old Pit’s energy. He saw it and fell in love with it. “Yay! Let’s go play!” He had it ripped open at the seam and stuffing strewn across the living room before I could even get his leash on. Epic fail.
NOT FOR CHEWERS OR DESTROYERS... My dogs really liked this. I got two because I have two dogs that both like to claim the toys and play differently with them. However, within an hour of giving this to them, they tore a hole where the ball is pieced together at a seam and discovered the stuffing. I got it from them right away as I was watching & correcting them for ruining their fun new toy! I'm giving it a fairly high rating of "4" because they really had a good time with it while it lasted and really, will destroy any toy that they love. They're pretty hard on their toys. My dogs are boxer/bully and husky/bully/lab/bulldog mixes, about 60 pounds each. Similar to another reviewer, I got this thinking that I would be able to throw it for my dogs in winter weather/snow and have it still be visible. Sadly, they didn't last long enough to experience that.
My 10mo old GSD chewed through this in less than an hour. Chewed the handle off in minutes, and then chewed through the football part. He loved it while it lasted tho.lol
Bailey will chase this so it is a success. We got this so we can throw something for her in winter. We needed something that we could easily find in the snow. This will be one of her winter toys. I only gave it 3 stars because she does not enjoy running around the yard with it in her mouth, unlike her other toys, and it has not been tested in snow, so I also do not know how hard it will get. She just brings it back - provided we have something else ready to throw. Adding a squeaker may make it more fun for her, but I knew it did not have one when purchased and did not think it mattered. Like her other outside toys, I always make sure it is brought in after play and put away. I know if left outside, it would be chewed up into little pieces the next time she went out to chase a squirrel.
My grand puppy (2) yrs Pepper chewed thru this in a matter of 15 mins . I was in awe watching her methodically rip apart the lil knobs on the outside . Im glad I didn’t pay a lot for it . I threw it away after she got to the stuffing .
We got both Red and Blue options, the hand straps were both chewed off the first day. Pups will play with this if we initiate, but not on there own.
I bought 2 of these toys and both broke!!! So disappointed. I think maybe there was not enough quality control on this toy. All of the other toys I bought are still in tact but not these 2. So the big dogs don't have one of their Christmas gifts :-(
We were so disappointed in this product. The stuffing was ripped out within and hour after opening his early Christmas present. He loved it for a very short time... actually he felt sad following me to the wastebasket as I couldn't let him put more stuffing on the floor and possibly consuming it.