iFetch Too Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs – Launches Standard Tennis Balls, Large
- Interactive, on demand ball launcher that lets dogs play fetch to their hearts' content
- This is the large version that launches full size tennis balls
- Runs on a built-in, rechargeable battery
- Comes with three 3 non-abrasive, pet-safe tennis balls
- Strengthens the bond between dogs and their humans and brings a fun new twist to the familiar game of fetch
- Note: using a wet or dirty ball will affect performance.
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It's playtime! Whether you're at work, at home or on vacation, the iFetch Too makes everyone happy by bringing a fun, new twist to the familiar game of fetch. Perfect for indoor and outdoor play, the award-winning iFetch Too launches regular tennis balls 10, 25 or 40 feet, saving the day (and your arm) when you're too tired (or too busy) to keep playing. With the iFetch Too by your side, your fetch-loving dog will never be bored again.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not a self-fetching machine for dogs.
I ran the machine for a few trial runs in my family room. The engineering is poor for the following reasons:
Most significantly, this machine has been designed to work on battery, so when it is plugged in, it is really only in "charge" mode. That in itself is not a big deal - but the machine has been designed to aggressively protect battery life - so after about 60 seconds, if the machine has detected no ball, it turns itself completely off.
What this means in doggie life is that if your rover doesn't get that ball and drop it in the machine in 60 seconds, and you aren't there to push the small power button, the machine ceases to work, and doggie is just left facing a machine that isn't doing anything with a ball stuck inside.
The second major engineering flaw is that, while this machine uses tennis balls as its ammunition, it uses two spinning wheels as the throwing mechanism. If you, like me, have a dog who likes to chew a ball before getting to the next throw, the ball will eventually have some puncture holes. These holes change the resistance of the tennis ball to the throwing wheels so instead of creating pressure to throw the ball very far, the machine limply burps the ball out only a few feet.
Ultimately, using solid balls would potentially solve the wheel/deflated ball problem - but the "instant off, no recovery" power problem is a deal killer.
My intention was to set this thing up in the basement family room, and on a rainy day, give my puppy a treat by taking her down there, turning on the machine, pushing the button and letting her do her thing with the ball, return, chase loop (with training).
You CANNOT use this device for dog "self-entertainment" -- the power will go off and the dog's game is over. The auto-off timer is a GRAVE flaw and made this a return item for me.
It seemed like it would hold up fine at first getting light use but as time has gone on and my dog has learned to use it himself, combined with his insatiable fetch lust the rubber gears that launch the ball just don't seem like they are going to hold up in the long run. The rubber has started to rub away and more and more often I hear the sounds of the ball being launched once or twice, then a hissy fit of a tantrum while my dog paws at the machine because the ball gets stuck. I can't let him use it unless I am personally around to unstick it as no one else will, and he takes out his frustration on the machine, chewing up the rubber feet and recently the blue ring in the front. I wish the rubber held up better and sadly I am experiencing these problems just after the 6 month warranty passed so I'm out of luck.
Overall I will say the machine works for the most part as advertised, and my dog loves it to bits, but it just doesn't seem it's going to last much longer with the gears wearing away. If you have a dog who adamantly plays fetch while this may keep him happy, if its used a lot don't expect it to last more than a year.