The Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball Dog Toy
Our boy dog, Tucker, absolutely lives for the game of fetch. He simply can’t get enough, and it doesn’t matter to him what the weather is what time of day it is. If he can get us engaged in a game of fetch, he’s a happy boy. And while we can’t play as much as he’d like during the day, we do find a bit of extra free time in the evening. In the Summer it’s nice to get out during a warm night, and now in the Winter the night starts a whole lot earlier with it being completely dark shortly after 5 pm. The Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball Dog Toy has been awesome for extending our fetch play into these dark hours.
It Glows in the Dark!
As the name implies, it does indeed glow in the dark and does not require any batteries or LED lights, etc. It’s the same sort of glow in the dark material we’ve seen on toys for years (I’m thinking of frisbees going back to the 80’s), but this ball is soft and REALLY bouncy. It is also lightweight and hollow with two holes on opposite sides so you can run a small rope through it if you wish. If you do, you can hurl it like a sling, but it is intended to go with one of the Chuckit! Tennis Ball Launchers (we call them ‘Flingers’).
Tucker with his Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball Dog Toy (in daylight)
The Chuckit! Tennis Ball Launcher
Glowing Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball
The Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball Dog Toy comes in three sizes; Small (2″ diameter), Medium (2.5″ diameter), and Large (3″ diameter). It is hollow and made of soft rubber and has grippable grooves molded into it. It is NOT a chew toy and should not be left alone with your unsupervised dog. It can be used with their ball launcher accessory (just make sure to get the corresponding correct size) but with such terrific bounce we find that unnecessary when playing in our backyard.
As fetch toys go, this is one of our favorites. And for playing in the evening after the sun has gone down, it is our only choice. We’ve had ‘blinky’ balls made of hard plastic with batteries and lights inside, but we really like how this one is soft and requires no additional hardware. I’m sure there are other glow in the dark balls out there, but we haven’t tried them yet.
The Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball
It does what it says and has a great glow with little exposure to light necessary for a good ‘charge’. It is soft and hollow, throws great and has terrific bounce. The opposing holes allow for the addition of a rope and make a great whistling sound when thrown as-is.
If pressed to come up with something, I’d have to say the softness is my only concern. Again, this is NOT a chew toy so it’s not fair to call this a negative and we do really appreciate that our dog can catch it on the fly without any concern of hurting his mouth or teeth. And while he definitely chomps on it while bringing it back, there are no signs of wear and tear and its durability appears quite sound. The only pause for concern is that if we did forget to take it away I know he could destroy and possibly ingest it in a matter of minutes. (But this would be a malfunction of us as a responsible pet owner, and we could not blame the toy.)
An absolutely great fetch toy as-is, and since it glows in the dark and extends our playing hours after dark, I’d have to recommend it for anyone with a fetch-obsessed dog.
A Video Demonstration of the Chuckit! Max Glow Rubber Ball Dog Toy