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Old 07-31-2014, 12:15 PM
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Default Best water toy?

We've just been using a generic tennis ball, but it is getting pretty gross.

What is the best retrieving water toy that you've found? Needs to be able to handle gross water (and sand), and we'd like to be able to throw it far (not Chuck-it far, but he has 50' of long line we'd like to max out). Bright color is a plus, so we can see it and won't loose track of it. Durability doesn't really matter, as long as it can handle being carried around in a mouth. This is a toy that will only come out at the beach for him to retrieve.

I was considering the version of the Wubba meant for water, but wasn't sure of its texture for cleanliness/durability?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:24 PM
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Hudson really liked the triangle Chuck It frisbee
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
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We use regular wubbas and the chuck-it water toys. Bumpers are the best for P because there's a rope and he can tug with it, Georgie really likes the balls that have a gator or shark fin on them.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:47 PM
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Are there any water-proof toys that squeak? I assume not, because then there would be a hole that would allow water in, but the perfect toy would be one that floats, squeaks, and is easy to clean. LOL

Abrams isn't a fan of frisbees. He much prefers toys with more substance, especially if they're roundish. He likes to tug, but I don't even know if he would tug when he's in his retrieving mode. He's all business and just brings it back, drops it at our feet, and waits for us to throw it again.

The regular wubbas float and don't become saturated with water?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:50 PM
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I use regular wubbas for water. They float fine, though you have to periodically squeeze extra water out. But they are my favorite water toy.

I had the water Wubba at one time. Didgie shredded it pretty fast and I just didn't really like it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:59 PM
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I had a bright orange, scented kong filled with foam, attached to a rope that was the best water toy for the life of my childhood dog and the first five years of my border collies. I think it was meant for training retrieves in hunting dogs.

It was this, I don't know if they still make them.

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Sticks. For real... they're free, I don't care if they get ruined, I don't have to keep track of them or take them home, and if they get too gross I just go find a new one.
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Sticks. For real... they're free, I don't care if they get ruined, I don't have to keep track of them or take them home, and if they get too gross I just go find a new one.
I did pack a stick from our backyard to take to the beach one day when I couldn't find his tennis ball. Our stick supply has run short, however, thanks to all of the burning we've been doing.

That kong toy looks awesome! I think they still make something similar. I'll have to look in to that. And the Chuck-it balls. And a Wubba. He'll just have a plethora of beach toys that we can swap out.
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I also use a Kong squeaky ball on a rope (there's a theme with Payton...), and yeah, water gets inside it and it starts making really bizarre dead squeaking/gargling sounds until it drains and dries back out. The wubbas don't really get as water-logged IME. They make like a slightly damp squeaking sound if that makes sense... but still a pretty good sound.
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