Have a high energy pooch? Looking for a way to work off that energy (and preserve your home and sanity)? Regardless of the toy, interacting with your dog in a positive way to achieve a happy and mentally stable pet is a responsibility; and it can be a time consuming one at that. The following toys will help you maximize your exercise time.
The tried and true. Chuckit! ball launchers( http://www.caninehardware.com/ ) are simply that. They come in a variety of lengths and chucking distances from short to long range and a variety of balls from plain to whistling to floating. Your arm will not tire as the ball sails distances further than most can throw barehanded; a dog pleaser everytime! These toys also work great for owners with arthritis or joint pain that need to get out and exercise their pet. The launching motion being more of a forearm flick then a full wind up and pitch.
Looking for something a little different? Hyper products (www.hyper-products.com/) makes a whole line of products for the active dog. Most notable include: a slingshot style ball launcher that comes in a mini and standard size and holds 2 or 4 balls. bark -n- bat ; a baseball bat equipped with a scoop at the end so you don't have to handle a slobbery ball. tennis dog; a tennis racket with a net that can be used to scoop up balls and then pull back and shoot. doggie driver; a driver equipped with a ball scoop so you can practice your drive while exercising your pet.
Got a spastic or ball driven dog, not a lot of time and some extra money? Check out a GODOGGO automatic ball launcher ( http://godoggoinc.com/products/remotefetch.html ). This is an amazing machine with a variety of customizable options like launch distance (15-30ft), delay intervals between balls (7-15 sec)or remote control launching, it's AC adaptable or battery powered so you can take it with you. A bucket holds up to 15 tennis balls that is easily accessible so you can train your dog to "drop" into it and play a game of fetch all by themselves (a sensor will launch the ball after the preset delay interval).
These and many more products will make wonderful Christmas presents. Check out www.activedogtoys.com/ for other gift ideas!