So, I held off reviewing this product because really, at first, my dog wasn't too interested in the ball. That alone wasn't really review worthy so I figured I would just chalk it up to Orion, my black lab (1 year old) just didn't find it interesting. Recently within the past month, he has suddenly found the ball absolutely irresistible and has brought it in from outside to be his solitary inside toy.
I have joked that Orion has scalpels for teeth, because he will completely demolish black Kong toys, some larger than suggested for his breed, down to rubbery bits within a day, or at worst, in hours. He has destroyed every single toy I have bought him, and he would even chew through sticks as thick as my arm back in California. This dog is a toy destroying machine.
This ball has held up fantastic to his gnawing. Not even a dent or a scratch on the product. He will lie on the floor and attempt to murder this ball for hours. It has gotten to the point that I think his teeth will fall out or he'll sprain his jaw from chewing on the Jive ball so long.
This is the best dog toy I've ever owned, and now that Orion has shown considerable interest in it, I think I'll be back for more toys.
I should also note that the ball bounces REALLY well! Orion absolutely loves to have me or my boyfriend bounce it out onto the lawn for him to frolic after, and he's gotten really good at catching it, considering the ball itself weighs a good few pounds of solid rubber.
Overall, a fantastic toy and my scalpel jawed dog has yet to scratch or dent it. Thanks you for the fantastic toy, West Paw!