I have a ball obsessed spaniel. I have long thought that some kind of automatic machine, like you have for tennis practice, would be bloody marvellous. I've been investigating today, and they do make such devices but they are ££££. Has anyone managed to adapt something to fulfill this niche? I can't spend hundreds, but I really would like to get Jasper flinging his own balls as it were. My arm hurts I was thinking that I could train him to fetch the ball, drop it in to the device,a nd then it would fire it down the garden. Voila. One happy, knackered dog, and one happy owner who can watch him from the warmth of the house and eat biscuits
Oh, I am no engineer. DS1 keeps saying he can make it with Mindstorms, but somehow I don't think he'd like having his precious Lego drooled all over by the hell hound. I was thinking of flyball machines, because I thought they launched the ball. But they don't
I'd be interested in one that plays tug of war with squeaky toys - my postman thinks its hilarious when I stand there signing for parcels with the kong wubba lodged under one foot whilst the deranged staffy tries to pull it out.