I hate mowing my lawn, so when I mow it I don't stop for anybody. Frogs? Don't be silly. Baby birds out of the nest? Nope. Our friend's children? Please...... Puppies? Nuh-uh. So I'm not stopping for the 4,397 lacrosse balls on my lawn either! I just mow them right over and pretend I heard nothing despite the mower shuddering, coughing black smoke, and spitting out the lacrosse balls 50 yards into the woods. The funny thing is that after the mower chews and spits them out, I find them in pristine condition in the woods. No cuts or marks. Not even a scuff or dent to tell that they went under the whirring blades of a major piece of machinery. Nothing.
So what's the best your dog can do?
The new NCAA year 2000 specs for lacrosse balls states: "Section 17. The ball shall be solid rubber between 7-3/4 and 8 inches in circumference, between 5 and 5-1/2 ounces in weight and when dropped from a height of 72 inches upon concrete floor, shall bounce 43 to 51 inches at a temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit." Good Luck!