With the warmer weather more dog owners will be heading to the nearest park with their pooches and playing what most dogs would consider as their favorite game, fetch! Fetch is a mentally and physically demanding ‘sport’ for your pup to play. It brings out their innate hunting ability to chase and retrieve items for their owners. But there are always restrictions such as; it’s too late, my dog’s too old, my dog’s too energetic. Now, there are no more excuses as to why we can’t play at night time, or why we can’t play fetch with our senior dogs. Life is not always ideal, but we have to work with the situation we have. Here are different toys made for different situations.
Sometimes we have to work late, that doesn’t mean that our dogs won’t be able to have any fun. That’s why some companies have come up with glow-in-the-dark balls. Now we can throw until way past sunset!
Made from synthetic rubber that are non-toxic, these no batteries required balls soak up any light they’re exposed to. Just a few minutes under a light and you’ll have hours of fun after dark fun.
Learn more about the Chuckit! Max Glow Ball here!
The Flash & Glow ball not only glows after a few minutes of exposure to a light source, it also has a motion-activated LED that lights up for 25 seconds. Now you don’t need to tell your dog “warmer, warmer, hot…” once he’s close enough to the ball, the flashing lights will show him the way! The Flash & Glow ball is also waterproof and floats! Go ahead, through it into the lake!
Learn more about the Flash & Glow ball here!
For the hard of seeing:
The glow in the dark options, like the ones above, are also good for the seeing impaired. I don’t mean the dogs that are completely blind, but the ones with the haze of cataracts over their eyes, or just the more senior ones with a shorter range of vision. Glow in the darks are good because they’re the brightest object the dogs can see, but this next toy not only glows, it also whistles!
The different holes in this ball allows for the air to flow through, giving it the whistling noise that hard of seeing dogs can follow. They can then follow the ball to the area and sniff it out because of it’s minty scent.
Learn more about the Orbed-Tuff Whistle ball here!
For the senior dogs:
Even though we never want to admit it, our dogs will grow up and become older. Like all creatures when they’re older, their jaws and teeth such aren’t are strong as they use to be. They’ll need toys that are easier on their teeth and gum area.
This ball bounces, and floats and is soft on your dog’s teeth. The ridges on the ball makes it easy to grip, especially in the water! Made from non-toxic material you don’t have to worry about your dog having this toy in his mouth. It’s also dishwasher safe, to make cleaning easier!
Learn more about the Zogoflex Air Boz ball here!
It might look like a ball, but it’s actually plush covered to give those teeth a softer grip area. If they bite hard enough, inside there is a sturdy squeaker ball. The nylon ‘flames’ allow for more grip and makes it easier for the dogs to pick up and shake it.
Learn more about the Fire Baller here!
For the energetic dogs:
For those pups that have too much energy and love running, throwing the ball over and over can really take a toll on your shoulder. We don’t want to disappoint our dogs by stopping early, but instead of straining your shoulder use this ‘kannon’. Just load the ball, pull the launcher, aim, and pull the trigger.
Learn more about the K9 Kannon Ball Launcher here!