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    DefaultAny suggestions for nighttime outdoor toys?

    It gets dark around 4:30 pm now (booooooo), and poor Rukus is taking it hard. By the time I get home at 6:30, it's pitch black.

    He loves playing fetch in the back yard, but it's too dark for him to see the ball. Can anyone recommend a sturdy ball or dummy that works at night? We had a flashing ball once, but it was made out of plastic and didn't last long.

    Last night we played with a flashlight and in the small area of the yard that the floodlight reaches.

    ETA - I should clarify, I wasn't throwing a flashlight for him to retrieve....we used a tennis ball.

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    We have a glowball, but no one really plays with it.

    I also have a lot of white dummies, those seem to work best SportDOG Original Lucky Dog Regular Plastic Dummy . these are the ones I have.
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    Bauer has never been fond of any of the glow in the dark balls . . . not sure why.

    We either use a flashlight, a halogen flood light, or the car's headlights. We live in the country so headlights or a flood light in the yard don't bother anyone. Usually I just use a flashlight though, I'm pretty good at throwing a frisbee with one hand and following it with the flashlight in the other hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmydog2much View Post
    We have a glowball, but no one really plays with it.

    I also have a lot of white dummies, those seem to work best SportDOG Original Lucky Dog Regular Plastic Dummy . these are the ones I have.
    Hmmm...maybe I'll have to give a white dummy a try.

    I wonder if there is a light up ball, made out of rubber, that doesn't flash but has a constant source of light within...?

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    Interesting. My boyfriend's Lab, Dozer LOVES to play fetch, no matter what it is - a torn up ex-stuffed bone, tennis ball, or even a glo ball. I actually purchased one for Ryder, so I am intrigued to see if he'd be interested into playing with it!
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    I used to use a Glow Ball (glows in the dark) with Shadow. As long as you don't let them play with it other than retrieves, it should last
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukus&Dozer View Post
    ETA - I should clarify, I wasn't throwing a flashlight for him to retrieve....we used a tennis ball.
    Thank god we got that sorted out so early in the thread! That could have lead to another 50 pages of

    When one of my Pugs went blind, I bought her a rubber ball with a bell in it so she could follow the sound. Maybe you could try that?

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    Glow in the dark street hockey balls are what I use. They're cheap and the boys have no trouble finding them at night.

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    Maddox loves his glow-in-the-dark chuck-it ball. We bring a flashlight outside to recharge it, the glow lasts about 15 mins initially.
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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! We ended up going with the glow in the dark chuck it ball. He really likes it and is able to find it after dark. It seems to have a bit of a whistle to it also, so he's able to hear where it's going as well.

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