Dogs love simple balls. They are fun to catch and chase and chew. The best ball for job depends on breed, age and how much of a chewer your pup is.
I love spending time with my furry friends but I don’t enjoy constantly spending money replacing the balls that don’t survive an afternoon of fun. Does your dog need a virtually indestructible ball too? Let’s look at the dog balls on the market and see which one is the most reliable.
Indestructible Dog toys specifically: THE BASIC BALL
Many dogs love a simple game of fetch. Additionally, it is a great way to bond and get some exercise together. However, there are many different types of basic dog balls, different sizes and materials. Additionally, every pup has their favorite.
Here are my top recommendations for the best “mostly” indestructible options out there.
This is Gnawsome 4.5” Spiky Squeak & Light Ball Dog Toy
For curious pups, this ball is the best. It is made of food-grade, BPA free,TPR material aka “thermoplastic rubber”. TPR is a perfect material for dog toys. It has properties of both plastic and rubber, lightweight, and has good tear strength. It is weather-resistant and great for outdoor play. The Gnawsome is interactive. This fun ball both lights up and has a squeaky noise, specially made with care to ensure the safety of your pet. The Squeaker stays put inside. And let’s face it…. gnawsome is fun to say…
It comes in different sizes for your pup and a variety of colors. The smallest is 2.5″ perfect for small breeds; the largest size is 4.5 perfect for big breeds. This gnawsome ball has a great reputation for withstanding a lot of play from aggressive chewers. The only con we can see, is that occasionally the light stops working prematurely. It is loud as well, for your dog that is exciting and fun, but if you, your kids or other pets are sensitive to loud squeaky toys, there are still other options for that perfect simple ball.
Chuck It Ultra Ball
Unlike the gnawsome balls, the Chuck it ultra is smooth, highly visible, and made of rubber. These balls have a very high bounce, perfect for an active dog. It is suitable for both land and water play. The Chuck it Ultra is a perfect fit for it’s matching launcher. The launcher is not necessary however, it adds to the fun and interaction. Once a pet has retrieved the slobbery ball, the fetcher can be attached and the pet can fetch the ball without you getting dirty with dog slobber. Eww! The Chuck it Ultra balls are suitable for water play and pools. These toys float. However, if squeezed or chewed underwater, it may fill up with water and sink. It is important to keep an eye on pets at the lake or pool anyways.
Kong Extreme Ball
Kong has a good reputation for making well-made dog toys. These bad boys are made of natural rubber. They do bounce, however like many Kong toys, it has a hole in it to hide treats, so floating not so much. It is made with an aggressive chewer in mind and is considered “puncture-resistant”. Despite being globally sourced, they are made in the USA. Kong toys also have a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. The kong balls come in different sizes to fit your dog’s needs. This ball durable and with a hidden treat like peanut butter, or detastix, even when the game of chase is over, it still can provide an activity for at least a few minutes
Jolly Pets Soccer Ball Floating-Bouncing Dog Toy
This is a pretty cool soccer ball for your dog. Perfect for all your herders out there too, like the Goldendoodle at home. This sized ball is the right size to be pushed around and chased. It is also doesn’t deflate… It does not deflate. Magic! It is larger than a fetch ball but still comes in two sizes, 6″ and 8″. It also floats. Perfect for a fun day at the lake or beach tossing a retrieving a ball around with Fido. This product is made in the USA, and has a manufactures guarantee as well.
Here are my top choices of balls for your happy dog. It seems clear all dogs love to play and chase balls. One’s that light up and squeak are especially fun. However, the fun only lasts as long as the ball. Durability is a definite selling point for these toys. These products have been enjoyed by many pet owners, keep in mind though dogs are pretty strong and excitable. It always advised that when introducing a new toy to stay with them to make sure they can’t get hurt. Even a rubber ball can get destroyed by an eager chewer. Although we think this list is pretty solid. One of the joys in having a pet is a bonding experience. I hope you get to try out some of these toys and find your best indestructible ball for your dog and have an awesome game of fetch.
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I’m a busy blogger pet parent to my senior-aged cat Pizza. We have traveled all over Los Angeles, endured several moves, jobs, roommates and now global pandemic together. Today we write, learn, and share information and our favorite products, in hopes you can experience your best life with pets too, We currently live with other humans and their beautiful dog.