Blinky X-Tire Ball

Blinky X-Tire Ball

Our take: Plastic molded in the shape of two entwined tires surround a flashing red light. Unlike a ball, it rolls in rather unpredictable directions to pique the dog’s interest. I liked it because it didn’t make noise. It’s a fairly big size, almost too big for 22-pound Ginger. You can replace the batteries.

The dogs weigh in: I really thought that Ginger would this silent one, but I was wrong. The Basenjis liked it but I think they would have liked it even more if it made noise. It wasn’t wild enough for them, and yet still scared Ginger. Go figure.

Cost: middle

–Phyllis DeGioia

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