Chocolate lab puppy and balls

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kmb221, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. kmb221

    kmb221 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Shippensburg, PA
    There seems to be a lot of dog lovers on here, so I thought I'd throw out my sort of problem and see what you all think.

    We have a Chocolate Lab Puppy who will be 1 year on March 7. Since he was about 5 months old, we would go out once or twice a day and play ball. The ball I use for him is a regular rubber ball that our German Shepherd has chewed on. Since she has chewed on it, it does not have the hard rubber coating on the outside, although, it does still bounce. I have tried to introduce a brand new rubber ball since the one using now is a little wore out. He refuses to use any other ball.

    Rex has always had a very soft mouth. When he brings the ball back to me, he is not clenching tight to it, he just drops it in my hand, unlike the German Shepherd. You have to physically pull the ball out of her mouth. Each dog has their own ball. Anyway, my husband thinks that the new balls I've tried are too hard for him since he does have a soft mouth, etc.

    I even put peanut butter on the new ball. When he catches it not knowing it is the new ball, he immediately drops the ball out of his mouth.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Maybe find one with a sqeaker in it. My lab (actually lab-newfoundland mix) loves sqeaker balls and it doesn't matter what they are as long as they sqeak. The only problem is he eats them. I can't find a sqeaker ball or regular ball for that matter that he can't eat. He just chewed up a full size football.

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