After my recent injury, long walks are difficult, I can’t quite bend over to pick up a toy, and my shoulder isn’t ready to throw a ball. So, Dash is bursting with unspent energy.
In desperation, I bought a Chuckit (a 26 inch long plastic arm with which you can pick up and throw tennis balls). It is wonderful! I wish I’d bought one sooner. With the Chuckit, I can pick up a tennis ball without bending, and throw it across the yard with little effort or stress. It’s even surprisingly easy to use in my non-dominant hand. This would be a useful and inexpensive gift for anyone who has trouble playing fetch with their dog.
As I write this, my tired dog is sleeping at my feet, rather than bouncing off the walls!