ABOUT THE VIDEO: Our dog's dream came true when a local tennis instructor gave us 300 used tennis balls. "Jackpot!
Tennis balls are a terrible idea to use with dogs. There have been studies that show the glue on tennis balls eats tooth enamel. The larger breeds (like German Shepherds) have a tendency to chew up tennis balls when they get to be adults. If a dog eats a tennis ball it will often kill him because it gets stuck in his bowels.
My dogs would prefer a ball over a treat any day and the sight of their “Chuck It” will send their bodies into anticipation shivers! There is no reason not to use a ball, or a ball on a string, just make sure it is not your classic tennis ball or even the “doggy tennis balls” that you can get at your local pet retail store.
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The idea especially struck a chord with the team at Dan's Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Port Washington, New York. To honor Everything and to raise awareness of shelter dogs, they decided to treat rescue dogs to tennis balls.Most dogs love tennis balls. In fact, the more tennis balls you have around, the better. After all, a tennis ball is simply an entrancing toy. It bounces, it , and it’s totally great to chew on.Over the past two years, tennis’s Brazil Open has had rescue dogs serve as ball fetchers. This year, one of the six dogs charged with chasing down tennis balls decided to take a bathroom break at a pretty unfortunate moment, and in a pretty unfortunate spot.As much fun as tennis balls are for dogs, there are some that you need to be aware of. Dogs can chew the linings off of the tennis balls, and if they’re determined, they can even bite pieces off of the ball.This black Lab’s owners make their dog’s tennis ball dream finally come true, and he couldn’t be happier. When a tennis instructor gave the family 300 used tennis balls, it was obvious what they would have to do with them. The video below is the result.In short, tennis balls can be fun toys for dogs, but it’s important to supervise your dog while he’s playing and put all tennis balls away once is finished.