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    Hi,

    I am looking for a good ball thrower to exercise the dogs.

    The cheapo one I have can't throw a ball further than I can chuck one (with a slobber covered hand).

    I've seen a couple on the interweb but have mixed reviews.

    Honestly, I'd be happy with a stiffer ball thrower but they don't seem to exist.

    Cheers.

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    I bought mine from k-mart, only $3 with a ball and it can throw further than I can, but that's not saying much haha!

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    i've been through probably 10 ball throwers in the last 6 years or so. In my experience, the ones from the $2 shop(which actualy cost $4 .. huh??? lol) are better than the ones that you pay between $10 and $20 for from the pet stores. Some of the petstore ones might throw the ball slightly further, but they simply don't last. Also the balls all of them come with are not even worth using, good wilson tennis balls last well, but tennis balls are bad for dogs teeth, k-mart have packs of 4 rubber balls, can't remember just now what they're called but they have 4 different coloured rubber balls(yellow, green, orange and blue) and they are great.

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    I have a brilliant one I will see if I can find the receipt/ I am a rubbish thrower and it works very well. The best bit is it doesn't jar when you throw.

    Chuckit Launcher 18m $24.95 | K9 Pro Australia
    I bought the balls that went with it and am using the first one months later

    It isn't stiffer but more flexible. I love it

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    I remember being very unimpressed with my first ball thrower. Until the dog chewed it a bit and suddenly I could toss that ball a mile. Turned out it was just a bit too tight for the ball.

    And I second the rubber balls. You can find them in the sports department of most department stores. They're usually either Mambo brand or some common sports brand of which the name now escapes me. They're called hi-bounce balls. And they do bounce high! And don't retain water or mud like tennis balls.

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    spalding?

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    Yes!

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    I bought a ball thrower from Better Pets and Gardens, was less than $10 but it's lasted a long time.

    The ball that came with it lasted less than 10 minutes, but I bought Chuck-it Ultra Balls from K9 Pro, they're rubber and bounce really high (on sand or grass), not cheap, I bought 2 in a pack for $19.95 over 4 months ago, I've used them at the beach and at the park, best ever buy!

    Chuckit Ultra Balls | K9 Pro Australia

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    the k-mart ones i use now are 4 for $6, cheaper than tennis balls and just as destructable lol. I'll try and remember to post the brand name later

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    the k-mart ones i use now are 4 for $6, cheaper than tennis balls and just as destructable lol. I'll try and remember to post the brand name later
    Excellent, I need to always have back-ups for my ball obsessed baby

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