Dog Tire Toys
Animal Sounds X-Tire Balls dog tire toys are a pair of small tires ruggedly molded as a single ball with a hollow center and an animal sounds babble ball inside. They’re easy for dogs to retrieve; they have a fun rolling action. They’re molded from Flexi PVC so they’re durable, smooth, safe and fun!
Every ball makes more than 20 realistic animal sounds, including a lion, frog, coyote, dog, pigs, horse, rooster, elephant, cow, goat, cat, and a variety of birds. Sounds are activated by touch, and turn off automatically. This is the ultimate in pet entertainment. Dogs can’t get enough of this toy! Now comes with replaceable batteries. Measures 5″
Tire toys are easy for dogs to retrieve; they have a fun rolling action. Every ball makes more than 20 realistic animal sounds.
Pet Qwerks branched eventually into gift and stationery products with a line of oversized postcards called ‘Better Than A Letter,'” he recalled. “One day, I got a call from a company in Phoenix, and they asked if my business was for sale. They wanted to buy the rights to my postcards to create talking postcards, so we met, and I eventually sold the business to them.”
That business prospered and grew for 20 years. This business also was sold, leaving Gick to venture out on his own and start up a new company specializing in gift products. “Our headquarters was in the Irvine Spectrum. We initially focused on proprietary craft products and later became a distributor of products for other companies.
After a year of building and testing numerous prototypes, and an initial investment of $500,000. Gick hooked up with a supplier overseas, and in July 2003, he had his first Babble Balls. “The dogs go nuts for the Babble Balls because they think there is an animal inside,” he said. “This isn’t just a regular plush toy, but something more high-tech. Most pets go into a frenzy with them the moment they hear them talk. One consumer said her ferret adopted the little kitty ball and carried it around like a baby. Another lady sent me a picture of her hedgehog playing with one.”