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Very cool! Be careful of letting the dog jump with the leash on. I'd hate to see it somehow snag on the gate. :wink:
 

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Bob Scott said:
Very cool! Be careful of letting the dog jump with the leash on. I'd hate to see it somehow snag on the gate. :wink:
Hi Bob very good point to make cos a lot of people let them jump with the leash, however this is the rope attatched to the ball........her leash is off. Must admit it does look like a leash yeah. But still good point to make. I see some at the club getting the dog jumping with leash on and some dogs get their feet caught in the handle. Thats why I always cut the handle off or tie a knot in it.
 

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Bob Scott said:
Now that I look at it closer. :oops: :oops: :D :wink:
Easy mistake to make Bob, it does look like a leash. I always buy the balls on ropes so that I can throw them far ( as women can't throw to save their lives :lol: ) and play tug when she brings it back. This gal will do anything for her ball, stand on her head if you asked her :lol:
 

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Hil Harrison said:
I always buy the balls on ropes so that I can throw them far ( as women can't throw to save their lives :lol: )
Thats why these things were invented:
http://www.chuckit.com/products/chuckit/chuckit.html

Lets you throw a tennis ball 30-45 meters without any real effort. I like the \"Flying Squirrel\" they show on that same site, it's Cujo's favorite toy, he goes crazy when I bring that out.
 

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Hil,

Wow. Does your girl have springs in her feet? Impressive photos!

Alicia
 

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Better yet...get a tennis racquet and hit balls. I run the crap out of my dog a few times a week hitting him balls. And I use the racquet to pick the ball up off the ground so I don't have to touch the damn slimey ball. Using the racquet takes all of the work and stress off of your arm and shoulder. I've found it to be a great way to condition my dog and he LOVES it!
 

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Patrick Murray said:
Better yet...get a tennis racquet and hit balls. I run the crap out of my dog a few times a week hitting him balls. And I use the racquet to pick the ball up off the ground so I don't have to touch the damn slimey ball. Using the racquet takes all of the work and stress off of your arm and shoulder. I've found it to be a great way to condition my dog and he LOVES it!
good tactic, only my lot would shred a tennis ball in seconds :lol: I'd having nothing to hit :D
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
Hil Harrison said:
I always buy the balls on ropes so that I can throw them far ( as women can't throw to save their lives :lol: )
Thats why these things were invented:
http://www.chuckit.com/products/chuckit/chuckit.html

Lets you throw a tennis ball 30-45 meters without any real effort. I like the \"Flying Squirrel\" they show on that same site, it's Cujo's favorite toy, he goes crazy when I bring that out.
I am with you, Mike, those flying squirrels are the best. That rotation through the air, even how it lands on the ground...brings out some serious enthusiasm in my dog. Her favorite toy, without a doubt. And much easier on arms than throwing balls. I also like that she can truly \"chase\" the thing as its flying. 15 minutes of that and I have a brand new dog.
 

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I am with you, Mike, those flying squirrels are the best. That rotation through the air, even how it lands on the ground...brings out some serious enthusiasm in my dog. Her favorite toy, without a doubt. And much easier on arms than throwing balls. I also like that she can truly \"chase\" the thing as its flying. 15 minutes of that and I have a brand new dog.
Oh heck yeah, it also makes a great tug toy for a young dog, Cujo's first one got torn into tiny lil pieces after a while, but I found a local store that sells em for $10 so he got a new one for Christmas :D :D

Sometimes my dog can even jump up n catch it if it lands slow enough, also great for motivational OB work, my dog will do absolutely anything it takes to get to chase that thing.
 
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