We do agility and have purchased a similar product before. The materials are safe for dog's mouth and teeth and also "tug" pretty well.
Unfortunately, this product is more lightweight and less durable. Since this is not a chew toy, but an interactive one, it's fairly easy to check the toy frequently for wear.
I was disappointed in the product this time. It's getting harder to find good durable toys, anymore. This toy might be good for a dog with a relatively soft mouth, but those dogs often won't tug and it's certainly not particularly good for my go-getters. I will not buy again.
stick by Mystie from Canada11/06/2012
yes I would recommend as throwing stick. for small dog. My Mystie LOVES it. but it does not float. it sinks so its no good for the lake. nothing beats the tennis ball! LOL happy hunting.