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06-29-2003, 07:10 PM
Has anyone tried the "best ball"from fosters and smith?


and what about the "clutch ball"?


do dogs love them?

07-18-2003, 02:36 PM
my 'dales and fox terriers loved the best balls-they're indestructable-one thing-Jack(my god dog) the big 'dale tries to "have an affair" with the largest one-he does get a bit frustrated because he can't pick it up, he rolls it all over the place and gets totally worn out-he has the small size one ,too-they kinda go cathud when you throw them-he'd rather play with the biggg one-we half filled it with water and he adored the sound-outdoors only with the big ones they can dent walls. The clutch ball didn't last too long-plastic was a bit too inviting-it lasted about 6 hours. We had a time with a tether ball-made our own by putting a nice big ball in a pair of panty hose and dragging the ball just in front of the pursuing beastie.Have a great time Owen

07-18-2003, 02:48 PM
Never heard of the "best ball" is it the same as the Indestructible Ball (http://www.petedge.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=1231&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=1231) ?
Angus has the indestructible ball (oh it is destructible:rolleyes: but it lasted about a year and now has a huge gaping hole in it!) and we needed to get a new one. He really loves it.

07-18-2003, 04:33 PM
The "Best ball" lloks like the hard plastic balls we have, and have had for over a year now. So far, they have not been destoyed and Sadie loves them!

We also have a clutch ball for indoors, that they like to play with.

07-21-2003, 05:22 AM
Oh! I'd love to have one of each for Nala! She'd love them. I really need to get a food cube too. She'd love that as well.

Once i get rich... if ever ehhe... i'll buy my babies all the nifty toys!:D

07-29-2003, 02:11 PM
I was thinking of ordering the best ball, but Abbey destroys balls:(

I did want to get the jolly ball for them though (it has a handle on it), because they all get frustrated when they can't pick it up.

07-30-2003, 06:15 PM
Hi. My dog (16 mo. old collie mix) loves her clutch ball. It's one of the only toys from her puppyhood that she hasn't managed to destroy.

08-07-2003, 05:44 PM
That's my problem. Owen destroys all balls. I've been away, so I haven't ordered the best ball. I'll give a review once I do. Thanks guys!

09-29-2003, 09:17 AM
Angus just got a new indestructible ball for his birthday. It's huge & so far he hasn't been able to do much harm to it. See he can't get his jaws around it:p
It's a 14" & I got it from PetEdge (http://www.petedge.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=1231&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=0&iSubCat=0&iSubSubCat=0&iProductID=1231&AS=1) for only $14.99!!
Roxey also plays with it, so it's not too big for smaller dogs either:D

09-29-2003, 09:36 AM
Hi--Angus is so cute. :) Is his new ball the kind you can fill with different stuff like water or sand?

09-29-2003, 10:38 AM
Yep, it sure is. But he doesn't like anything in it.

I see your new, Welcome to PT:D

09-29-2003, 10:52 AM
Thanks. I've actually been reading PT for a while; and I finally decided to register.

About balls--if anyone is still looking for recommendations, Katie's other favorite, in addition to her clutch ball, is her hole-ee roler ball, which I've seen available in lots of catalogs. It's slightly bigger than a softball and looks kind of like a wiffle ball--i.e., b/c of the holes. It's great for hiding treats and also for playing inside, because it's soft. And it must be fairly sturdy--or maybe it's just not a good texture for chewing--because she hasn't yet destroyed it.

Cinder & Smoke
09-29-2003, 11:27 AM
"Hol-ee Roller Toys..."


Some web sites >>>

Hol-ee Roller Balls... (http://www.animaltreats.com/at_dog_toys.html)

another Hol-ee Roller Balls site. (http://www.petdiscounters.com/dog/toys/balls/jw_4311x_holee_roller.html)

Hol-ee Roller Ball - *FLOATING* version (http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=8350)

09-29-2003, 07:41 PM
We got a hol-ee roller in the gift swap--they loved it--that is, until Abbey destroyed it!! I love the texture of it though--soft enough for indoors!!
That ball Angus has looks great--Kito would just love a huge ball like that!!!!

Welcome KatieDog!!
I see we have a fellow Pennsylvanian!!!

10-01-2003, 08:17 AM
Yep--born and raised in PA.

We love the flexible texture of those balls as well--many household items have been spared a sad fate, despite being hit by Kate's hol-ee roller ball. We also can't help laughing when the ball sometimes gets stuck on her skinny nose (which she seems to have inherited from her collie mother). :D

10-08-2003, 04:40 PM
I have just joined , so please forgive me if I am not in synch with the discussion. I have tried none of the above mentioned balls, but I Know Aida loves her flourescent orange, street-hockey ball. She makes short work out of most balls, but the hockey balls stand up to a lot of abuse. They are not only durable but also quite inexpensive, $1-$3 here in Canada
(Sun Hockey in the U.S. also makes them)
More variety here:-
They are also a relatively dead ball making them a great ball to play with indoors as well.
I found the only drawback was that by being smooth it got awfully slimey, oh well whats a little drool between friends!:rolleyes:

Cinder & Smoke
10-08-2003, 06:46 PM
Welcome to Pet Talk, Mutt!! :D

Question: Is that Street Hockey "BALL" actually *round* like a ball,
or more *flat* like a hockey puck??
Hard to tell from the site's pictures.

And you're right - Dirt Cheap!

10-08-2003, 08:33 PM
Its a round ball approximately the size of a hardball (Baseball), appears to be made of a soft yet tough plastic. The Canadian balls are made this way, I cannot say what the US version is made of ,but even at $3.99 what can it hurt to try one out!
Aida's a fairly large dog and I've tried kongs and other toys, yet she prefers the Hockey balls.

Bandit's mom
10-11-2003, 11:47 PM
Welcome to Pet Talk. I just read what your dog likes to play with.A street hockey ball. I should try one of those for my dog. Bandit goes out and finds a stick and I don't want him to chew on things that can hurt his insides. As for soft toys, he tears them apart. You know he's never bothers my stuffed animals. They sit in the bedroom in a basket and he leaves them alone. I do collect Boyds bears and Beanie Babies. I wouldn't like Bandit to tear them up so I never tease him with them. But he needs to have something to occupy his time. I tried chewey bones, the ones that digest and won't get in his intestines. My neighbor suggested these hard rubber type toys that you hide their treats in. Bandit gets bored with them. :confused: I don't know what to do to occupy his time. He sometimes looks so sad. I probably should have another dog, but that is out of the question. He does know he's loved because I worry when he's outside and watch him close that he doesn't run away. He listens good. He sits on command. Well, that's all for now. I think I will try the hockey street ball. :cool:

10-12-2003, 02:09 AM
If Bandits quite sociable you could try taking him to a local retirement home for a few hours on a regular basis, it would give you both a chance to socialize while giving Bandit a chance to blow of some steam. Just make sure you take one of his favourite toys, so that he can share it with his new friends! Or you could try what Aida loves to do and that is playing goalie inside the house, she will position herself at the entrance of the hallway leading off the kitchen, I stand about 6-10ft away and try to kick her hockey ball past her, it amazes not only my friends at her lightning fast reflexes but I must admit she lets very few balls get past her. She loves the game so much that her eyes never leave sight of the ball , oblivious to any thing else. Ten to fifteen minutes of that then heads to her water dish and a well deserved nap. Regardless of how well we guard our pets outside, things happen like when Aida was playing in the yard she was running through the ditch when the ice let go and she cut her leg quite badly.

Bandit's mom
10-12-2003, 09:20 PM
That was such a cute picture of Aida. Poor Baby:( Did the leg heal ok? I have to think of some inside games because I want Bandit to stay fit and winters are long. Thank you for ideas and I love hearing about your dog. Everybody dogs are so cute. By the way, if you don't know Bandit is black and tan, a terrier mix, I adobted him at Petsmart when he was 3months old. I have a 5x7 birth picture on our dresser. He is so sweet and we have him groomed like a Schnauzer. I think I spelled it right. Thanks for the reply.

11-03-2003, 10:54 PM
My dog likes the stuffied balls

Bandit's mom
11-04-2003, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to have to try one of these balls for Bandit. He only has a tennis ball and a tennis ball on an elastic cord which he wants to chew. He has the hard rubber ball you hide treats in. Now I will try a new kind. :D

11-05-2003, 08:29 AM
:) Good luck finding that type of ball! I really cant say what the availability is like in the states, they are easy to find here,They can be found at any sporting goods store, I usually purchase mine at Canadian Tire, a major chain here."I think" I saw them at Walmart also.
Has anyone heard about this Dog translator (http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36949)

Bandit's mom
11-10-2003, 12:06 AM
I got Bandit a Hol ee Roller Ball and I think he likes it. I like it because it bounces and is soft and rolls. I do want to get one of those big balls. Is that the best ball?:confused: I think Bandit might have Airedale in him. He is a terrier mix. Last night I got a little afraid. I am home alone for about a week because of my husband's job and it was 2:30 in the morning and Bandit barked. He does not normally do that and I don't like opening the door to let him out at 2:30am when I am in the house alone. But I did. Maybe he heard an animal outside. I hope tonight he sleeps through the night. He spooked me, but I praised him because that is what you want your dog to do. I gave him a treat and attention. :D A litttle secret, Bandit does not bite?

11-11-2003, 04:31 PM
i think my dog like balls that can squish in her mouth . aren't best balls to hard?