Introduction: Canine Ball Leash (no More Lost Balls in the Park!)

My dog likes to keep a tennis ball in her mouth when we go on long walks.  However, she'll drop them from time to time and then we have to go find it.  Those things are expensive!

Now we play fetch, then I attach the ball to her collar before we go for our long walk.  No more treasure hunts for missing balls!


Step 1: Materials

Materials
1)  Leash (which you will destroy)
2)  Ball with hole in it (I used a "Chuckit! Max Glow Ball")
3) Dog :)

Step 2: Cut the Leash

Cut the leash handle off.  Make a knot at the end of the leash, and fiddle with where the knot is so that the remaining leash is at a length where it will comfortable fit to your dog's mouth and also won't drag too much on the ground.


Step 3: (Temporarily) Attach the Ball to the Knot

Squeeze the ball so that the hole is more a flat oval, and less a circle.  

Then smush the knot in so that the ball is securely attached to the leash.

When you let go of the ball, the hole will go back to a circle and this will keep the knotted leash end inside the ball.  

Now.... let's go to the park!

Step 4: Off to the Park

Walk time!!!

Comments

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olivezeke (author)2014-06-12

Uggggh!!! This is so maddening to me! I lose too many balls this way. Great idea!

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emilyshore (author)olivezeke2014-06-12

Thanks - Glad you found it helpful! Please post a picture of what you make!!

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pbuck1 (author)2013-07-22

My dog's got no nose

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wilgubeast (author)pbuck12013-07-22

How does he smell?

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McLovinGyver (author)wilgubeast2013-07-25

It think like any other dog: not very well, especially when he's wet!

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bmschaumburg (author)2013-07-23

This is genius. My dog would always manage to force her ball under the couch, just far enough to whimper at my feet for hours. I wonder if this would fix that problem as well.

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doxielover4ever (author)2013-07-22

Great idea!!!

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redfoxtrystman (author)2013-07-21

I don't have a dog anymore but love the idea. Simple and fixes a problem

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Basement_Craftsman (author)2013-07-21

I have those scissors ;) and the same doggie problem. I will make this:D

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Samuel kos (author)2013-07-21

Awesome idea!

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HollyMann (author)2013-07-21

Great job! I just need a cute dog like yours!

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