Okay, I've been drowning in queries about the ball you see my dogs playing with on our candid camera page. To help in answering those queries, here's the scoop:
First, I do NOT work for the company who makes these balls. I stumbled on them at Cabelas, while visiting my husband at work. I bought two. I bought two more. Four aren't enough. My dogs absolutely love the darned things.
The Pawzzle Ball is a hard plastic 10-inch ball with large holes in it. Inside, there’s a smaller ball made of a softer material. It’s big enough that one dog can’t hog the toy from other dogs, thus allowing for multiple dogs to enjoy the ball at one time. They seem to delight in playing keep-away with this ball. The holes in the ball provide grips for dog mouths or human hands. The holes are not so small as to risk a dog getting his muzzle caught in the hole. I do not know if they would pose a risk to small dogs getting their heads stuck in the hole, and personally I'm not sure why anyone would purchase a toy this large for a small dog, but for Labrador retrievers and other large dogs, it is the perfect toy. Mine never grow tired of it. So far, 17 Labs have not made more than scratches on the ball. I thought for sure they would chew them to pieces by now, and they surely have tried, but so far, they have been unsuccessful.
I've never endorsed a product before in my life, but this one I absolutely feel comfortable in doing so.
As a result of the enjoyment my dogs have received, this is the note I sent to the maker:
" I wanted to tell you how much my dogs enjoy this toy. I've owned, shown and bred Labrador retrievers for almost 30 years, and never have I found a toy that brought my dogs so much joy. Having recently moved to Idaho, many of their small balls were lost in the snow and then lost when we had to plow the parameter areas, which meant buying more balls (which can be expensive). Obviously, this large ball can't be lost or turned under so easily and they seem to be nearly indestructible, which is important with Labradors (who love to chew up anything they can). If you are interested, I post photos of my dogs on my website, and I have had probably 100 or more queries about the balls my dogs seem to be having so much fun with:
If you receive a good number of sales of this ball, you can attribute some of it to my response to those queries. I have become so tired of answering emails regarding the balls, that I have now put an article on my main page (www.blueknightlabs.com) regarding the ball. I own four of them, and with 17 dogs, that's not even enough. My husband works at Cabelas in Post Falls, ID. which is where I found the balls and have referred people to purchase them. I will be forwarding this note to them as well, so that they know how much pleasure this simple product has provided to our dogs, as therefore to us.
Thank you for this product.
Blue Knight Labradors