From the creative team that brought you Tissue Box Ball and Bowl Ball comes a new game for dogs everywhere to enjoy – Tire Ball. Tire Ball involves a rubber tire toy and a squeaky dog ball. It’s a combination of a chasing / fetching game and a problem solving game, exercising both your dog’s body and mind.
I took one of Sadie’s beloved squeaky balls and smushed it into the hollow center of the tire toy. I then rolled the tire away. Sadie immediately started to chase after the tire to try to get her ball out of it. Depending on how difficult I made it for Sadie, sometimes she could catch the tire and quickly pull her ball out with her mouth. But sometimes Sadie would catch the tire and then have to sit down, using her paws to brace the tire on the floor and try to work her squeaky ball free with her mouth. By changing the difficulty it kept the game interesting for Sadie. And by rolling the tire farther and farther away, Sadie was able to expend more energy and get more exercise at the same time. It’s definitely an easy to play game that’s fun and beneficial for my dog and will be played frequently in our household.
Check out this video of Tire Ball in action! Keep in mind that I was filming and trying to keep Sadie in the frame, so there isn’t much of the chasing part of the game in this video.
Tire Ball was made possible with the help of our friends at PetOverstock.com. They have generously donated the tire toy for today’s game. You can get your own tire dog toy in a variety of sizes from PetOverstock.com.
In this flashback photo, mischievous puppy Sadie has decided that we need more confetti for New Year’s Eve. After getting her paws on some tissues, she makes great progress in rectifying the situation.
Sadie has gone #TongueOut today after some hard work destroying those tissues. I like to let her indulge in a little harmless mischief once in a while to get those destructive urges out of her system and she always has a blast going crazy with the tissues.
P.S. – Sorry for the short post, but I’ve been dealing with some technical issues (Maybe you’ve noticed the random streaky line that appeared on the blog’s homepage?). Hopefully I’ll get everything looking better than ever soon.
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