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Keeping Your Dog Safe

Keeping your dog safe. I recently received a message from one of my followers and she wanted to give me a warning about a toy that I very commonly recommend.

The Warning

I listen to your flash briefing every morning and love them very much. A few days ago, you recommended the Romp and Roll Jolly Ball. I ordered an eight-inch and six-inch from Chewy.

My five-year-old German Shepherd played with the balls yesterday for the first time. I was outside with him and heard him cry in a panic. The ball was stuck in his mouth and his canines were deeply embedded. I pulled his jaw down while holding the ball and it was able to come out.

If I hadn’t been outside with him, he would have died. Please warn your listeners not to leave your dog outside to play with them alone. I thought I was going to have to get a saw to cut the ball out of his mouth. Chewy is now aware of the dangers of that ball.

In keeping your dog safe, it’s important that you play with your dogs and don’t leave them alone. She’s had German Shepherds for about 45 years, and this is the first time something like this has ever happened to her. 

Examples of Toys

I researched toys like the Jolly Ball, the Everlasting Fun Ball, the Varsity Ball and the Kong. All these toys come with dangers. Many of us, myself included, are very lucky that nothing like this circumstance that this lady went through has ever happened. 

I personally don’t like leaving my dog out with toys alone. I want to be there to rescue them from something like that. 

What Are The Chances

This lady said herself that nothing like this had ever happened in 45 years to her. You do have to be careful with the toys that you leave with your dog. I always recommend that you just go out and play with your dog. Don’t leave them alone with toys. Play fetch and tug and with toys that are sized big enough for your dog’s mouth.

One thing that I would like to add in keeping your dog safe is that a golf ball is very dangerous. Dogs can get them stuck in their throat and pass away. Sometimes they need very expensive surgeries to save their life to have them removed.

Hope this was useful information. 

Good Luck, stay safe and Happy Training!

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