|Toy Feature||Water Toy, Squeaky, Training, Teething, Exercise, Bouncy, Outdoor||Exercise, Tough Chewer||Squeaky||Crinkle, Exercise||Exercise, Bouncy, Outdoor|
|Material||Rubber, Latex||Plastic, Rubber, Thermoplastic Rubber||Rubber||Rubber||Rubber|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds|
I have a 3 yo male GSD and all GSD owner's face the same issues - toy durability. I was getting plush toys that squeak. And of course it would be only a matter of minutes before he would tear a hole in it trying to get the squeaker. The toy then got left in the graveyard of non-squeaking toys never to be touched again. Started getting much cheaper plush toys due to that. I was always worried if I purchased rubber toys he would destroy it in seconds and inadvertently swallow some of the pieces in the process (which happens with the plush toys). Saw this, wasn't terribly expensive so said why not. Well, I am pleasantly surprised that he just walks around the house carrying it and squeaking it. He had not tried to chew it or break in to it trying to find a squeaker (I assume because there is no squeaker felt like in the plush toys). This isn't like the plain latex toys either that are essentially filled with air. There is some sort of foam layer inside that gives it more structure, yet it remains soft and pliable so he loves just laying there squeaking it. He even brings it to me to play fetch which he almost never does. I came back for more as he keep letting them roll under things and will then sit staring at me waiting for me to retrieve it for him. Not sure who's playing fetch with who :oD
My new toy aussie puppy loves this ball so much I came back and purchased the 3 pack so he could have this toy in multiple places. He's not an aggressive chewer, and he doesn't have a super strong jaw. He can pick these up with ease for a game of fetch. It's just a hair smaller than a tennis ball (small), and he loves them. They throw great and have a little bounce on cement. I love how soft and lightweight they are. A must in our household.
We love this ball! They are quite flimsy, so not a great fit for a big chewer with sharp teeth. But we buy them for our velociraptor anyway, because this is her favorite squeaky toy on the planet and by far the highest value toy reward we can give her. She's absolutely fascinated by how easy they are to squeak, and squeak, and squeak, and squeak... RIP to our ear drums, but her happy face is totally worth it. Bonus: they are so soft and harmless that we can play fetch indoors without any collateral damage.
I'm fully prepared for my dog to kill the squeaker in minutes. Haven't had one yet that lasted. However, I was more than disappointed when I saw that the ball was full of foam material. Other than tennis balls I've never seen my dog tear a ball apart. He usually just squeezes them to death. The foam was an immediate choking hazard. NOT RECOMMENDED.
I have two dogs--one amazingly old and one young. The old guy doesn't chase balls like he used to so I got this for the young guy. He absolutely loves it and it has become his favorite. Surprisingly, the old guy has been "stealing" it when the young guy isn't around. He love it too! It's well made and durable. I have to believe someone did their research on this one. The squeaky part is irresistable!
My piti (who is 55 lb and beyond a super chewer) loves both the small and medium sizes (medium pictured) he prefers the small for when we are playing together bc they’re easier to catch in his mouth but the medium for when he’s bored and wants to chew. I’ve bought about 12 so far only because they either get lost under the furniture or after a few months the squeaker dies inside which is longer than any other squeaker toy lasts. but Hartz balls are the only ones I trust to leave with him when I’m gone and not worry he will eat the squeaker inside bc these are the only ones he hasn’t gotten to yet!!!
My dogs absolutely love these balls. They are sturdy yet flexible to play tug of war. They also have a squeaker in them that they love. When the squeaker disconnects after tons of play, they still play with them and the noise is quieter like a cool air sound that they love too! Not to worry the squeaker cannot come out of the ball, so it is really safe and they have never chewed through the ball. We have all sizes of these and have never had to throw one away.
It took our year old labradoodle, Cookie, less than two minutes to destroy this ball. I bought it thinking that the latex might be quite think, but sadly, no. It was crackly and about the thickness of paper, covering a foam interior.
This ball should not have foam in it. That can be deadly to dogs. Why on earth is there foam in the ball? I kept finding it all over my floors and all over my dogs mouth.