Do your dog a favour - leave the ball thrower at home

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While playing fetch with your dog is a wonderful way to bond and have fun together, using a ball thrower can have many hidden dangers.

They provide such an intense workout, that they can lead to over-exertion. Dogs, especially high-energy breeds, often don’t recognise their own limits. As a result, they could suffer injuries like strained muscles or joint problems. The repetitive high-impact action can exacerbate existing joint and muscle conditions and lead to new health problems in the future.

The natural thrill of the chase often overrides a dog’s natural need to rest, making it difficult to decide when enough is enough. This can lead to a dog that is both over exercised and over stimulated. Their body will be flooded with adrenaline, and it can also trigger the release of the stress hormone cortisol.

Another problem is the quality of the interaction with your dog. Ball throwers create a more mechanical and less personal play experience, whereas low-intensity fetch encourages more meaningful play.

So, ditch the ball thrower today and embrace a safer and more enjoyable way to play with your furry friend.

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