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Old 03-09-2008, 09:56 AM
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Whoa! The balls sold by Chuckit are rubber?????

I might have to REALLY consider this.

Are they a nice rubber that is somewhat pliable or are they made of rock hard rubber (I'm talking rubber even harder than the black kongs) that will seriously take out body parts if someone is hit by one?
I have a ball like that that I just got for Ella from Jefferspet. I refuse to use it because it'll break bones (I'm serious) if someone gets hit by it. I swear it weighs at least a pound, if not more.

What is the diameter of the balls that you can use in a chuckit?
I got Ella a Planet Dog pink "fetch" ball that she is OBSESSED with and it's 3 1/4" diameter. Are normal tennis balls as big as that or smaller?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:10 AM
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The rubber ones are softish, not rock hard.

Morado Dobermans... and Talla the Mexidog too! (group photo pending)
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:24 AM
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The rubber ones are about the same "soft/hardness" and size as a tennis ball. I like them especially because they dont absorb water, i.e., morning dew.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:55 AM
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I have been thinking about getting one too--Trav loves to fetch, but I hate the slobbered on tennis ball!! EWWWWW!
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:00 PM
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Here is my generic Target brand version of the chuckit, its called a hyperdog (you swing it like a golf club)

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Old 03-09-2008, 09:09 PM
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I love the chuck-it, and if you have any kind of upper body strength, you can REALLY hurl that ball. 10 good throws with the chuckit takes the edge off Eve's need to run.

The rubber balls they sell for the chuck-it are great, soft and very durable for fetching, though I doubt they'd hold up to Eve's teeth if she played with them like her orbee toys.

Planet dog makes "tennis ball" toys out of orbee material - Eve has three of them. They fit the chuck-it poorly, though.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:20 PM
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I love my chuckit! It tires Dance out way quicker than when I throw her ball by hand as it goes much further (and she runs harder to catch up). I love the rubber chuckit balls too, for the same reasons mentioned above.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:38 PM
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I have to say that I too am in love with the Chuckit. I could never tire Ozzy out within thirty minutes like the Chuckit can. And when Apollo is involved and they have to compete for the ball? Forget it. They start flagging after fifteen minutes at MOST. Ozzy can go long than Apollo, but if they are together they only want to run for about ten minutes or so.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:10 PM
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Chuckits are AMAZING!

I have 2 - a short one, and a long one. The long one throws it a bit further, but I can throw the ball at least 100 feet with either.

Gonzo's Orbee balls fit in them perfectly, as do his glow in the dark balls.

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Old 03-10-2008, 07:08 AM
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sis told me that she's giving my dog a Chuckit also... cant wait!
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