Looking for a Dog Proof Soccer Ball?
The bottom line is that dogs love balls, this includes your kids soccer balls. If it is round and can be kicked or thrown, chances are he thinks it is his to do with it as he likes. Unfortunately, some larger dogs love to puncture inflatable toy balls. This includes soccer balls. A dog’s soccer ball puncturing habits can become very annoying and pricey, especially with size 5 soccer balls costing ten or more dollars. Although there are no true dog proof soccer balls in size 5, or in any other size, there are a few alternatives that can give you and your sharp toothed friend a reliable ball to play with.
One of the options is to purchase a special ball made for dogs. These can come in sizes roughly up to the size of a soccer ball, but are typically made of solid rubber. Such an option is the Virtually Indestructible Best Ball for Dogs made by Oliver’s Pet Care. It is available through Amazon and should be available in pet stores. If not, however, there are more than a few alternatives for dog proof soccer balls. Some brands to check into are Kong, JollyPets, and Planet Dog. JollyPets even makes a dog resistant soccer ball. Be sure to look into it! Yet another option is to repair soccer balls. One can patch holes if their dog punctures the ball on occasion. This takes a little work, but is well worth it. If patching is not your thing, you are in luck. There are a few soccer ball sealants available on the market. The sealants work the same as tire sealants, but are made for soccer balls. When using one be sure to let the sealant dry completely before playtime. This helps to keep the dog from drinking/eating the chemical sealant. Be sure to keep an eye on him or her while playing with the ball, however. One can never be too safe when it comes to caring for their dog.
Perhaps the cheapest option is to buy foam balls. Although they have a shorter lifespan than dog proof soccer balls, they cannot pop. As long as your dog does not try to rip the ball open it should last a few months. These foam balls can be purchased for only a few bucks, and are soft. Using them will allow your dog to carry the ball, as well as reduce the risk of injury from the soccer ball hitting him or her. However, you must still be careful. Foam balls don’t hurt as much when they hit, but they can still sting and cause injury.
The above options should allow dog owners to find the perfect dog proof soccer ball for their furry friend. Both owner and dog should have a blast playing with the balls listed above, even if they are not specifically labeled and marketed as soccer balls. However, they are all tough enough to handle a dog’s wear and tear, especially bite wise. If you are looking for a specific size soccer ball, however, be sure to research the dimensions and apply them to the products listed above. By doing so, you should be able to find a dog proof soccer ball of any size!
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