This is what happened to the rope within 5 minutes of play with my GS. The rope was shredded and he didn't chew on it, He grabs the rope to swing the ball back and forth and bounce it.
- Anonymous on 08/31/2016
This ball is great , the only thing I would say is that the rope is a bit too long. Since the ball is heavy it is easy to get hurt when it swings, and if you bend down whilst playing it can swing and hurt one's head.
You can remedy this by tying some looping knots between the ball and the handle to shorten the rope. I'm sure the rope length was designed long to prevent accidental bites on the handler's hands.
Other than that it's a great tool to practice engagement and build drive and focus.
Please don't be put off by comments about the rope not being durable or the handle being chewed by dog . The ball end is the part designed for the dog to grab, if you can't get your dog to grab the right area and he ends up chewing the handle that's very much your problem not the manufacturers'.
- Kolin on 05/28/2015
My Dutch Shepherd loves this ball. I bought 2 and he just loves them. I can through them far and he likes that. I ordered 2 and the service was great...
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
After I purchased Bernard Finks Building Drive and Focus DVD from Leerburg I went on a quest to find the Roni Ball as mentioned in the video. You should practice putting movement into the ball by yourself before trying to just jump in it with your dog, no matter the drive of the dog. This is an EXCELLENT TRAINING TOOL! I've had mine for a little bit over a year now :)
- Anonymous on 12/30/2013