Product Type: Ribos dog accessories
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The best dog toy I ever came across
Dog Ball Thrower
Member Name: baby-cakes
Dog Ball Thrower
Disadvantages: Nothing at all
When I had my Border Collie I used to take him on long walks around our local reservoir when the weather permitted, but one thing he loved even more than his long walks was chasing a ball (as do most dogs). Charlie was forever with a ball in his mouth and would pop a tennis ball within seconds so I took to buying him rubber balls but I found them really difficult to throw. One afternoon in the park I saw someone with a strange looking plastic thing that they were throwing over their head and wondered what it was! I just had to ask them and they told me it was a ball launcher, a plastic device invented to make it easier to throw your dogs ball.
I went straight out to Pets At Home to buy one, and was surprised by the £2.00 price tag - a real bargain I thought.....if it was going to work! The next day I took Charlie to the park armed with our new toy and couldn't wait to give it a try.
The ball launcher is a plastic "pole" with a scoop at the end with which you can pick the ball up and a chunky handle on the other end. To use the toy you simply pop the ball in the scoop, raise the pole behind your head, flick it forward in an overarm throw movement and the ball will release from the scoop.
My first try with the ball launcher was quite useless and verging on embarrassing, but after a few attempts I was fine with it and able to send the ball quite a distance, which meant a very happy Charlie! I used to launch the ball down a big hill at the park and he would chase it until he literally could run no more as he was just so tired.
The ball launchers come in a range of colours, however at the store I only saw blue and red, but while out I have seen other colours.
My dog had such a great time when chasing ball, and I am so grateful to this superb launcher as it enabled me to throw the ball for him, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to play with him like I could do with this. I would recommend this to every single dog owner, it is cheap, great fun, durable and just altogether brilliant! Another good point with this is that it gives your arms a good workout - who needs the gym?? I also really like that you can pick the ball up with the scoop, so no bending down to pick up a slobbery ball!
I give the ball launcher a full five out of five Dooyoo stars as it is just fantastic!
Thank you for reading my review :)
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