85% Recommend this product (17 of 20 responses)
January 3, 2017
These are just right. Not too soft. Not too hard. Augie carries it in our woods, squeaking away. When he pauses, I swear birds overhead in the trees chirp back at him. We bought several orange balls so if one does get left outside they're easy to find.
August 14, 2016
My dog loves loves loves these balls
My lab love these balls so much. And if there's another dog around she refuses to drop because she's afraid they'll take hers. The only draw back for me is she gets disinterested after the squeak is gone.
June 21, 2016
BRING back the original balls!
Every dog at the park loved the old blue round, swirly version of this ball. There are about 10 of us and we all called it the "holy grail of dog balls". I bought 9 of them (green and blue), so I had them longer than anyone else, but the last one died. Why change a design that our dogs love? The new ones don't amuse my dog at all and the other dogs agree. They told me so!
January 29, 2016
My dog loves these but...
My dog loves these balls. That being said, the Orange ones are not as thick as the purple and tear up pretty easy if you have a hard chewer and quit squeaking within minutes. The purple ones will last her for days but in an order of 10 I never get more than 3 purple. From here or Amazon.
December 25, 2015
Hartz - Dura Play Ball
The main reason I buy the dura ball is that our dog is partially blind. He likes the bacon scent so he can track it and when we squeak it he search for the sound! I would give the ball a 10!
October 16, 2015
Best squeaky ball ever
My dogs love this ball. I could not find in the store so I ordered online.
st. chas mo
May 23, 2015
hate the new balls bring old one back
bring old ball back. the new ones don't roll as well and squeak doesn't last don't like foam in center. too small
March 31, 2015
My dog loved the older version with the ridges and it fits perfectly in the chuck it thrower. Small one that replaces this product is too small. About as durable. Disappointed product was changed. Bring it back.Thank you.
March 18, 2015
We have a GSP that is a very aggressive chewer. He loves ALL of the Duraplay line of toys. The best part is that the toy and squeaker usually last a very long time. I highly recommend this toy and all the Durably line.
January 26, 2015
Ridged balls so much better
Idon't know why Hartz changed the style of its squeaky ball. My dog LOVED the ridged ones, that I think are now made in Japan and prohibitively expensive. These new ones just don't have the same cache, and the dog doesn't play with these the way he played with the others.
January 23, 2015
Nice to have them back - but squeak dies quickly
Been buying these balls (the model that is no longer made - and these newer ones) for over 5 years. My dog's favorite toy. My dog was pleased to see they are being made again - albeit looking a bit different. So they are nice, seem as durable as the old ones - but the squeak goes out almost immediately. And he sort of misses the squeak. But still, a nice ball even if the squeak is short lived.
January 12, 2015
Where's the Old Model
The new model is okay but my dog doesn't like it nearly as much as the old model of this. Please bring back the old model.
September 11, 2014
My Dogs Favorite Toy
Perfect size for my medium terrier to fetch.....not soft enough for her to chew through but not hard enough to break her teeth. She loves it!
Cave Creek, AZ
August 22, 2014
Our dogs love the Hartz balls, however they have changed since I last purchased them. The outside is harder now and although the dogs still play with them, the flexibility of the previous design was more fun for them. Be aware of the high pitched sound the squeaker makes. (We can only take it for a few minutes!) It is their favorite!
August 13, 2014
miss the original ball
The new ball is smaller, doesn't play well with the chuck-it....doesn't bounce straight but it does still squeak and that is a good thing.
Still I miss the old model of this ball.
Still I miss the old model of this ball.
May 16, 2014
Review for Hartz Duraplay Ball Dog Toy - Small (Assorted)
Great squeaky toy-my dog's favorite by far!!
Kansas City, MO
May 8, 2014
Durable, easy to clean
My dogs normally play with squeaky kong tennis balls. They were a bit hesitant to use these rubber balls instead of the plush balls, but they eventually got used to it. I am pleased they have squeakers. With the rainy weather and mud, these balls are easier to clean and more durable then the tennis balls. I've saved a lot of $$ by purchasing these.
April 6, 2014
My dog loves it
My dog doesn't like every toy; it's hard to find something he wants to play with. He loves these Hartz toys, loves the squeak, carries them around with him, etc. He doesn't chew them to pieces so I guess they're not as fragile as some other squeaky toys. I'll buy these again for sure. I got the recommendation from a neighbor down the street, who also has a picky dog who totally loves these Hartz duraplay toys. So they're doing something right. Thanks.
January 24, 2014
Love the durability!
I have a Border Terrier with super chewing and demolition abilities. This is one ball that she will play with for over a month before it starts to show wear and tear. So glad my sister found your site to order new ones, since stores nearby have stopped carrying them.
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