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      22.10.2014 22:42
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      Take a ball and some rope and you've got a fun toy for your dog......

      Dogs love playing with toys, with balls being one of the favourite things that my dog plays with. He often collects then and stores them under the foam bedding that is on his bed, which would be a lumpy sleep for you and I but her seems to enjoy sleeping on them, (Well, he's no princess with her pea..??!!)
      The only thing is that after he's finished playing with the balls he chomps on them until they split, which means that there's no more throwing and chasing for him until we get another ball. He does bring us half a ball in the hope that we'll throw that for him but the half ball is usually covered in dog slime/spit and it doesn't seem to want to go far, which annoys him.
      So one day I saw this ball on a rope, (not soap on a rope? Remember that? In the 80' and 90'?) Anyway, when I saw this ball on a rope I though 'why not?'. And I'm glad I did as he really enjoys chasing this one and, for some reason, he doesn't feel the urge to rip it to shreds.

      The toy is one of those that you can throw or have a few minutes of fun with a good old game of tug of war, which my dog tend to enjoy – and win most of the time.
      The rope is about 17mm in diameter and about 300mm long, (in the tied up way it is), sliding through the ball and then tied in a hangman's noose fashion, leaving a loop on the other end so that you can grab it properly.

      It's strong, well it is rope, and the ball is built to last and tied on tighter than a pair of skin tight trousers on a fat man. The good thing about this one is that if I'm a little too busy, or the dogs in one of his 'moods' he can play with this on his own, and he has done a few times, flipping the rope around in his mouth so the ball goes quickly from side to side. Then, I like to think on purpose, he lets go of the rope and the ball flies off somewhere, which he then chases, doing the flipping game once he's chased it down.

      This fun ball can be bought for about £5 which I money well spent for the fun you can have with your dog. Or the fun your dog can have on his own.

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      29.06.2011 06:50
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      My dogs have got a huge toy box of toys including balls, kongs, teddies, and this. I got it around 6 months ago now from a pet products supplier (Petbrands), as at the time my youngest dog was really into tug and pull games and had resorted to stealing my bras and stretching the straps!

      There was 3 sizing options on the website; jumbo, large and regular. My dogs are all large apart from one, so i decided to get the jumbo to be on the safe side as alot of the time my dogs can destroy small and medium toys within minutes. The jumbo was £4.99 which i did think was slightly expensive but at the time i wasn't aware of the cheaper alternatives there are (poundland sell some great dog toys aswell as wilkinsons).

      The toy was only available in 3 colours - blue and white, red and white, and white and green. I chose the blue which is a quite dark shade of blue. The toy is basically a rope tied in a large knot with a tennis ball on the end stitched into it. The end of the knot is in a chunky hangmans rope style knot which is soft but tough.

      The dogs loved this and still use it. They throw it, chew it, play tug of war with it and chase me about if i hold it. The only downside is it's not very durable and if left outside and it rains it usually takes a good week or so to dry completely and it also attracts mud. My dogs are all strong chewers and managed to get the tennis ball off within 2/3 weeks however the ball is still in one piece just not attatched to the rope! The rope is quite frayed now but the dogs still play with it but it's coming close to the end of its journey as it's stained and mucky with lots of teeth indentments. Considering i've had it for 6 months plus i think it's lasted well between my 4 dogs, and for £4.99 i think it was a decent price due to the size (12 inches long ish).

      Overall it kept my dogs entertained but i won't be buying another one as cheaper alternatives are available that are as good as quality as this.

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        30.05.2011 20:05

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        Not good for my dogs

        My dogs are mega chewers, my conservatory wall can vouch for that!

        I saw this at pets at home and though it looked strong and durable. There are different sizes and I decided on the huge one, thinking it would be more durable.

        With a Rotti, Shepherd and Ladrador I should have though more about what toy to buy.

        This lasted probably about 3 months, this was only because the dogs werent reallt that keen on it.

        Unlike the Nyrobone they had which got chewed everyday this probably only got chewed once a week and still only lasted three months.

        The rope was first to go and then the ball!. I kept finding shreds of pink rope in the loung as it was slowly taken apart by the dogs.

        I cant remember exactly what I paid for it but is was around £5. A bit of a waste of money as it did not last long!

        Obviously if your dog doesnt chew so much this may be a good for them!

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        01.10.2010 14:48
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        A 4 star dog toy

        The WOW Tennis Ball Tug was something we bought for our dog to have a bit of fun with. It was cheap to buy and when we bought it, it certainly looked like a sturdy bit of doggy fun, that our pet would enjoy. As its landed as an agreed product suggestion today I can share my views on it.

        Its not the sort of toy to buy for dogs that aren't keen on tug of war type games, but it will suit those dogs who love a bit of argy bargy fun, pulling the toy back and forth and pitting their strength and wits against that of their owner

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        The WOW Tennis Ball Tug was a bargain buy as we only paid £1.99 for it. Having seen it for sale for up to £3.99 in various places, I feel we got a bargain. This particular toy is well put together and is perfect for a bit of fun and exercise for our dog.

        We have no only used it to play tug of war games with our dog which she loves, but as it has a tennis ball attached at one end its perfect for throwing and then sending her off to fetch it back to us. Not only does she get plenty of exercise chasing about after it when we throw it, but she also loves to play hard to get when she brings it back.

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        When we bought our dogs WOW Tennis Ball Tug we noticed it came in a number of sizes to suit dogs of most sizes. The product came in regular, large and jumbo sizes, so will suit a medium sized dog, right up to a much larger one quite happily.

        The only dogs this may not suit will be the smaller 'toy' breeds who may find the rope type material used on the product too large for them to get to grips with. Other than that this toy can be used to suit a good variety of pets. We have found it to be made of strong materials and so I would recommend it.

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        The WOW Tennis Ball Tug is a very simple toy with a good sized thick but smooth rope which is looped and coiled to hold a very tempting tennis ball. As soon as or dog set eyes on the ball she was very keen to play with this toy and as she is the type that loves to play fetch as well, it has really suited her.

        The toy we have is the same brightly mixed colour scheme shown here and its very attractive to the eye in shades of pink, white and red. Our rope toy has become a little bit care worn in appearance over time, with the actual tennis ball suffering the most, but it has in the main remained in better condition than some of the rope only based tug toys we have bought for our dog.

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        I feel this tennis ball style tug toy is a good variation on that theme and is something that provides a good deal of fun and exercise for most fair sized dogs. The construction and materials used in the toy are good and whilst the tennis ball on ours has suffered a bit, its still in one piece.

        As our pet has really had lots of fun with this toy and its held up rather well to repeated throwing and fetching and a bit of chewing, plus being tugged to its limits and back again without breaking I feel it has to be a 4 star dog toy. The WOW Tennis Ball Tug is something I would certainly recommend.

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