There are so many types of dog balls around today and with such a variety you really could find just about anything to suit your furry friends wants and needs. So I am going to share what I think the best balls for dogs are.
The tennis ball is a classic ball for playing fetch with many dog owners.
What I like about these balls it that you can buy them in a pack of at least 4, so there’s some value for money in that for you.
I also find that these are quite popular with most dogs as it has the texture around the outside and allows your furry friend to chew down on it. Some cheaper tennis balls are harder to squeeze down on but I know my dog like a ball that she can gently chew. Until it’s all chewed apart. That’s why buying a packet of tennis balls can be cost effective to buying a single ball at a time.
Tennis balls are one of the best balls for dogs because they are easily accessible for purchasing, with them being in sports stores and big chain retail stores such as Kmart or Big W, they are a bright fluorescent colour that helps stand out in your backyard or at the beach and they are also a good weight that helps give a good distance throw.
Yes it’s another sports ball but it’s another ball that is in my backyard and my dog seems to like it.
It is a lot harder that your usual dog ball although with its weight it is really good to help get that distance in your throw. I am not a big swinger so the weight definitely helps me out in some ways. Or I just roll it and my dog seems to enjoy chasing it along the uneven surface anyway.
The colour of the cricket ball at my house is red and you’d think it’d be easy to spot in the backyard but not really. Sure on the green grass or the light concrete it’s an easy spot but if it finds its way into the garden it doesn’t jump out at you in the same way. So a tip from me to you would be to keep an eye on where it goes, otherwise you’ll be the one scurrying around in the garden looking for this ball.
Cricket balls are one of the best balls for dogs because they are also easily accessible although are a bit more expensive even when you buy them in a pack of 3, so you wouldn’t be looking forward to buying these too often. They are just a great weight and allow you to roll the ball a distance if you don’t or can’t throw it. I think my dog likes to chase this type of ball in the backyard because when it is going along the ground it hits the tree routes and gets a bit of air.
Rubber/ High Bounce Balls
There’s a few different names for this type of ball but basically if you are not familiar with them they are a rubber ball that have a great bounce to them. Super light and super bouncy.
This was a favourite of my dogs until she decided she wanted to continue chewing on it and of course it was destroyed.
What was so good about it was the bounce you could get from it, sometimes I just don’t want to do a big throw and would bounce the ball, my dog appears to love to jump up to catch so it worked out nicely for us.
Another great aspect about this type of ball is that because it is so light weighted you can throw it easily and far. Although far to me may not be the same for you, we all have varied throwing skills.
As far as I am aware you can buy these balls singularly and they don’t cost too much. Not too costly at all compared to your cricket balls.
I have not replaced this ball for my dog but I would recommend it to anyone with a dog especially if they like to chew down (not necessarily to destroy it) and these aren’t very big balls so your smaller dogs could easily enjoy it too.
Let’s Go Play
My favourite out of the three suggestions is the Rubber/ High Bounce Ball, if you haven’t got one or you haven’t used it for your dog I recommend giving it a go, I wasn’t disappointed so you won’t be either.