Its either LOVE or ignore depending on the dog
One of my terriers has very strong prey drive so the most useful purpose of this was to do recall work away from it. If you ever worked with terriers you know how hard it is to switch them between prey + pack drive. I could not leave her to play with for more than a few minutes- she would bump + bite it so hard she would bleed- maybe she was biting her own tongue or mouth in excitement. So we have given this away to more placid dogs. My other terrier liked it for 1 day and then ignored it!
Just a big plastic egg that my dog couldn't care less about
I spent a long time reading the super positive reviews and was really hopeful when I got this toy. When I received it I just saw it and thought: is that it? My large pointer-cross, a high-energy, playful puppy was intrigued with the toy for about 5 seconds, and then just left it alone. Absolutely not interested one single bit. Now I have this big piece of plastic that was actually quite expensive lying around in my garden for months, completely pointless :-(
When I first saw the ball I didn’t think my dog Tom would look at it. Tom loves small balls but this was a bit big as he is a terrier. He spends hours running and barking around after it. Hard material so will last ages
This yellow ball has been in daily use for 8 years. Sammy is a lab boxer cross. His jaws have made inroads and completely destroyed it but he won't part with it. He needs a new one for Christmas!
Fantastic toy. My Labrador has learnt how to dribble it back for hours(!) of fun and exercise.
Wasn't sure at first...
When we first bought this, I must admit, I was a little disappointed... however, time changed that completely! Nearly two years later, this egg is still going! Our 37kg Old English Sheepdog adores this, he goes absolutely bonkers when playing with it, chasing it up and down the garden grunting wildly! Not much entertains him without human involvement - but this egg certainly does the trick!
Great, but would be better if more solid and rubber.
My dog worked out pretty quickly that one end was smaller than the other. He scored holes in this area so he could get a grip in his mouth. It took a week for him to be able to strut triumphantly around the garden with it in his mouth, with a air of, 'look what I did'. He then continued to chew and score it so it could grip it in various ways. I had to take it off him in the end as it was so rough it actually started taking his skin off. Not suitable for dogs that have to be able to walk around with it in their mouths or ones that like to chew. Lasted about four months, pretty good for my dog.
My Great Dane loves this. This hollow plastic egg is roughly the size & shape of a rugby ball. It's exterior is slippery and difficult to grip. This is what makes it fun for dogs as it slips from their grasps, they'll end up chasing it. A dane can can easily fit it in his mouth as long as i it can maintain a slippery grip..
My lab is forever destroying his toys and I was struggling to find him something he wouldn't get through. This provides him hours of endless fun. He loves chasing this around trying to pick it up. I would highly recommend this product if you have an energetic dog who gets through their other toys quite easily.
Great way to tire a dog
This is a great toy for an energetic dog, like our 5 month old Springer spaniel cross lab. She absolutely loves it and chases it around the garden yelping with delight. We don't leave it out and only give it to her for about 10 to 15 minutes each time, so it is always an exciting 'new' toy when she has it. As with all toys it really shouldn't be left with your pet unattended. We purchased it about 2 weeks ago after seeing a friend with one and we are definitely not disappointed.
Great product! Our golden retriever absolutely loves it and has lots of fun chasing it. Although it is a very tough plastic is recommended, as it should be with any other toy, that you never leave your dog unattended for long periods of time playing with it!
Excellent fun toy
Both my Labrador and spaniel love this toy, had it over 1 year now and still going strong! Takes a few weeks for them to get the hang if it, but once they do, they love it, my spaniel can get some speed up with it and it ends up hoovering on his nose! Best toy we have ever bought
Best toy ever
My GSD x Malamut loves chasing his egg. He has destroyed every other "indestructible" toy going - intentionally - but just can't get his mouth around this one (so he can't bring it inside either)! It keepd him occupied and its hilarious watching him pounce on it to see it ping away. Worth every penny in the first 10 minutes xD
Not quite indestructible running egg
My German Shepherd inherited the running egg from my old dog. She has loved it for the past two years, however, she has put a huge hole in the top so she can carry it in her mouth. I'm frightened of her hurting her mouth so I've ordered her a new one It is because of the hole she has made that I will give it 4 stars, but would recommend it.
best toy I bought
dog loves it. toy is a good size, so it can not destroy it.
This hard plastic toy is one I would not have expected my German Shepherd to have taken any interest in but he did. His football skills are incredibly good now because of it and he makes lots of funny noises of happiness when playing with it. Eventually after much determination he learnt to wedge it against the garden edges and then grap the top end of the egg with his teeth and trot up and down with pride before he would lose his grip again. It is an outside toy as he needs lots of room to play with it, definately worth getting if you have a dog who loves toys.
Our Mastiff bitch spends hours each day playing with the running egg in the garden. It is not an indoor toy! It has survived 6 months very rough treatment and is now looking very scuffed and has 2 puncture holes, but still is in one piece and retains its play value. She can pick it up and carry it around, but it is not easy. I have sent one to another Mastiff owner and it seems that they have the same amount of fun.
Great entertainment but very hard plastic
Good for dogs that are quite destructive or bolshy. I would say not as good for those a bit more sensitive about toys. The plastic is quite hard to roll around which is fine for some breeds or personalities of dog but mine for example enjoyed chasing it but did not enjoy it when the ball was rolled towards her as obviously the impact of when it reaches her put her off as it was so solid. Worth a try though to see what your dog makes of it :)
Was fed up of my dogs destroying balls, this product was great it keeps them occupied and no more sad pups when it deflates as they have had it over a year and its still going strong
best toy ever!
Bought this for my 18 month old GSD. It drives him mad as he can never catch it but he loves it! It's survived being thrown kicked and bounced around our flagged garden and it's perfectly in tact. Best money I've ever spent on a dog toy.