- A pair of ruggedly molded tires makes over 20 animal sounds
- Rolling action and easy for dogs to retrieve
- Fun for dogs and allows them to get exercise as well as relieve boredom
★★★★★ Five StarsSize: Medium
Okay, I just wanted to say I've bought this item three times even tho my huge super chewer dogs inevitably destroy it, and here's why: It's NOT a chew toy!Pretty much *ANY* toy will not survive a strong chewer unless it is made from an indestructible material, and indestructible materials are often dangerous for doggy teeth.The noises this thing makes entices dogs to be extra violent on it.The trick is, you need to supervise them with the toy and if they move from chasing/bouncing it to "gnawing furiously" remove it and replace it with a safe treat toy to chew on (like a rawhide or antler, or a kong stuffed with frozen/difficult to remove treats) to satisfy their chewing needs on a safer item. This will extend the life of the toy. This way, the only damage it takes is from them mouthing/throwing it, which is what it is designed to withstand. This method is the only safe way to play with just about any play toy if you have SUPER chewers.There are many toys out there that will last longer, however, this one makes noise and that is super valuable to enrich your dogs' life. In essence, you're paying (insert current price of this item) to get several hours of SUPERVISED play time out of this toy over the course of several months.As far as noise makers go, this is only one of two toys I have found to hold up long enough to be worth the price. Go for it.
★★★★☆ Four StarsSize: Small
I first got my 50-pound mutt Lulu PetQwerks Talking Babble Ball Dog Toy, Large (Colors May Vary), which she loves. As I explain in my review of that toy, the constant noises and the thump it makes when she drops it are annoying. I bought her the tire ball, hoping it would be quieter when it hit the ground. The tire part is plastic, not rubber as I'd expected, but it is a bit softer (and thus quieter on the wood floors). It seems durable. Lulu is a fierce chewer, but she hasn't eaten the tire (yet).Unfortunately, the tire ball makes even worse noises than the original babble ball. Its repertoire includes a variety of animal noises and something being tortured, which Lulu thinks is fantastic. I wish it had an off button.
★★★★☆ Four StarsSize: Medium
The X-Tire Ball Dog Toy is inexpensive and my dog loves it. It's one of her favorite toys. The only problem is the material that was used to make the tire like structure. It's a hard plastic but not hard enough to stop my 50 lb mutt from chewing through it. She's left chunks of this thing all over the house. I'm affraid to think of all of the pieces that made it into her digestive tract. She doesn't seem to have had a problem but it's always in the back of my mind. I'm sure she's swallowed things that were a lot worse. I would not recommend giving this ball to a dog that was much larger than mine. They would most likely eat the whole thing.
★★★★☆ Four StarsSize: Small
My dog loves this! It is really irritating to listen to, but I have grown used to it. I have a Yorkie and he has no trouble with the size small. I put it in an old sock so we can play tug a war with it, otherwise he drools all over it and I hate the slime. I have bought many of these because his drooling would rust the the metal parts and make it a difficult to replace batteries. In the past the batteries have been a real problem lasting less than a week. My most recent purchase is still going. Don't know what the difference is but so pleased. He can't live without this ball! Plus he gets tons of exercise chasing it around.