Review: Planet Dog Wood Chuck

The Planet Dog Wood Chuck is perfect for earth-conscious Bozemanites with hyperactive canines. Made from bamboo and cork scraps—instead of the usual hard plastic of its forerunner, the Chuck-It—this is one ergonomic, eco-friendly ball-flinger. Which is good, because it’s a bit stiffer than the Chuck-It and doesn’t launch the ball as far. The release point comes sooner as well, so stay clear of any fragile objects until you get used to it. The included ball is made of recycled rubber and is much softer and more yielding than a tennis ball; only time will tell if it can hold up to the onslaught of my pooch’s pearly whites. Until then, we’ll continue the fetching frenzy. Available at Dee-O-Gee. $25;