While it can be 50/50 when it comes to keeping our furry friends entertained, it is most always a sure bet that tossing around a toy or ball with them will suffice for a bit. Why? Because dogs are happy bundles of energy looking for any excuse to run around and play in the grass, especially when it involves chasing a ball!

But what is a doggie to do when mom and dad are at work during the day? What if your buddy has way more energy than you do after a long day? As much as dogs enjoy playing with us, they seem to be just fine hanging out solo … so create something to let your dog play fetch by himself!

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Check out these videos with fun examples of homebuilt ball throwing devices — each awesome contraption is providing entertainment and exercise! When the pet parents are away, the furry children will play!

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