Great for use as a release reward during training, or as a fun retrieving toy! Both versions of the Foxtail have a multi-colored, nylon streamer tail attached to a ball. Original Foxtail has a small, leather-covered, sponge-rubber ball (2 3/8" diameter) and is approximately 39" in overall length. Foxtail Softie has a larger ball (3" diameter) of softer sponge, covered with nylon mesh and is approximately 33" in overall length. Foxtail is easy to bounce or swing, or throw it long distances by holding the tail, spinning it rapidly and releasing it. Most dogs are excitied by the fluttering motion of the nylon tail as it flies through the air. Tuck it into a pocket with just a bit of streamer sticking out to remind your dog it's there during training. NOT intended as a chew toy or a tug toy; do not leave within reach of an unattended dog!