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    Default Large puncture proof ball?

    When we lived with our friends, they had a giant tennis ball. About basket ball size. And Banjo used to go nuts with it.

    So I bought one online and it got punctured straight away, though admittedly we struggled to inflate it enough. Same with the basket ball I bought her today. Probably could have used a little bit more air too but was actually pretty hard. And lasted about half an hour.

    Can anyone recommend a big ball that will last a bit longer? Banjo has a pretty small mouth and get teeth/jaw aren't exceptionally strong. But she will try to get a tooth through.

    And related question, any tips on easily inflating balls? Our little ball pumps are too hard to use for us...

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    If you have an older privately owned serice station nearby they will probably have a older type of tyre guage on their airlines.....the type that the guage is held in your hand.
    (not the ones you set on a machine, plug onto the tyre and wait like most big chain servos have these days)

    Like this one..or similar.

    Jamec PEM TDR2000 Tyre Inflator Made IN UK 10 2000 | eBay

    Just hold the end over the hole in the ball and usually they have enough pressure to blow the ball up in a few seconds. The other type i mention might be worth a go but you will need to set the machine to 'flat tyre'.

    failing that you can buy these type of pumps that go under your feet and pump on the up and down strokes...
    Pedalnation White Steel Bicycle Track Floor Foot Pump Presta Schraeder 160PSI | eBay


    or these ones work well too..good price this one..it'll pump up car tyres too !!
    Foot Pump 55x100mm Heavy Duty Bicycle CAR Tyre Wheel | eBay

    I havnt found a dog proof inflatable ball yet but if you could get your hands on a old school 'medicine ball' i reckon they'd be unpopable !!


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    I have no idea but if you ever happen to find a puncture proof ball please do share!!!

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    tried a different presurised ball yet? as in high bounce? not that they are teeth proof, but none of my dogs chew holes in them for some reason. I dont leave them with them, as they'd easily go down the back of mine's throats.
    the horse balls cant be punctured, cost roughly $30-60 depending on size. they outlast religion!

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    "I didn't mean to pop it!" lol

    I got her this soccer ball which had some rope connected to the sides. It lasted 20 minutes before it popped.

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    I got a supersized chuckit ball from K9 but I wouldn't leave it with her as she is starting to make progress in destroying it. best one is a $5 basketball style one from KMart. I would like to find a light big ball, she belts it around the house!
    A market for them out here!!!

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    We have one of those bike pumps, Sean. The upright ones. But I didn't think you could fit a ball attachment to them?

    I paid $10 for today's basketball. It didn't feel as thick as more expensive ones, but I'm not keen to try a dearer one if there's a good chance it will only last 30 mins too.


    Farrview , Banjo does the same. She even manages to throw it up. And is very handy at getting it in and out of odd places. Today she managed to get it stuck on the bottom shelf of our bookcase. And got it out again. With all the other stuff on the shelf. Lol I do worry the ball will go through the glass door one day...

    ETA: Did a Google and found this, http://www.amazon.com/Varsity-Guaranteed-Indestructible-Human-Free-Basketball/dp/B00AG57WXC/ref=pd_sbs_petsupplies_9
    But no idea if they sell them in Oz. And I don't know if I like the idea of hard plastic.
    Last edited by Beloz; 10-24-2013 at 10:32 PM.

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    I have a boomer ball (hard plastic) for my staffy. You can't throw it because it is too hard. He has learnt to chase it around the backyard. The only problem is he gets super frustrated that he can't destroy it or pick it up with his mouth so ends up barking at it. I no longer give it to him for this reason. I'd love a softer type ball that he can run around with but can't destroy within 30 secs.

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    I am sure that you will find something here - all tried and tested by the Mals:

    BALLS - Dog Toys - SHOP

    Maybe the bionic ball ?

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    Aussie Dog toys are made to be puncture proof and they will give you your money back if they fail.

    Few things have survived my Malinois, actually the old Kong tennis ball feel bone lasted years. Until I ran over it with a lawn mower :P

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