Abstract: To exercise a dog, a tennis ball throwing apparatus includes: (1) an open storage compartment for holding spare items such as spare tennis balls exposed to air for drying the ball; (2) a safety feature to prevent the dog exerciser from being used for throwing small sharp items; (3) a sling arrangement that permits easily throwing of balls a long distance; and (4) an apparatus that permits balls to be picked up without either bending down or touching them with the hands. The balls may be loaded in the storage compartment and later put in a pouch one by one to throw them without touching them. Balls that a dog retrieves may be picked up using the sling without touching the ball and it is automatically put into a storage compartment where it is exposed to air for drying purposes.
Abstract: An improved projectile launching weapon or slingshot. The slingshot is provided with a rigid frame having a projectile launching portion to which is secured a forearm supporting portion. The projectile launching portion includes a first elongated member having a forward end and a rearward end. To the forward end of the first elongated member is secured a fork adapted for the attachment of elastomeric tubes. A crossmember is secured to the rearward end of the first elongated member and includes a terminal end defining a handgrip. A forearm supporting portion is secured to the crossmember between the terminal end thereof and the first elongated member.