$3.00 - a buck a ball! Most department stores have these in the sporting goods aisle.
This is paws-down Emrys' favorite toy. Bergamot has not gotten
a turn yet. If the racquetball is out Emrys will ignore all
The bouncy-ness (bounceocity) drives Emrys wild. The ricochet
effect of this ball keeps her guessing. She will not allow
Bergamot to touch these balls - even though he looks very
interested. These are a bit smaller than a tennis ball. Emrys
picks them up and can even catch them in midair. Bergamot
has trouble figuring out the right amount of mouth-pressure
to use pick them up without sending them shooting out of his
mouth! He really hasn't had much time to practice before Emrys
crashes into him & snatches it away!
This toy has never been damaged...only lost - the bouncy
little buggers! We have been testing them for a year with
1 year and counting.
Update September 2009: We have some of the original Racquetballs from this toy test! It seems that the ones we lost went over the fence...
Cost vs. Durability:
Around 1/4 of a penny day for a year!
These balls are smaller than a tennis ball. These balls are
not appropriate for larger dogs. Balls and other toys that
are too small can easily be swallowed or become lodged in
your dogs mouth or throat.