iFetch Dog Ball Launcher | Without Moving An Inch

Product: iFetch Dog Ball Launcher

Models: 3 different choices

Where can I buy it: Amazon, Chewy

Cost: Varies

My Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0

There are a many amazing gadgets out there for you and your dog, and this next product is just about the best one I have seen.

We all know how much every dog loves to play fetch whether they are inside or outside.  Of course, we don’t always have the time to sit back and throw the ball around.  Well this gadget solves that problem and more.iFetch-dog-ball-launcher

Have you ever heard of the iFetch Dog Ball Launcher?  Well if you haven’t, I am going to tell you all about it in my review.

Inventors

All dogs require exercise daily to help keep them healthy and fit. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to get them out for that walk, or game of fetch in the yard.  To solve this problem, a grandfather named Denny Hamill and his grandson Grant, invented this cool automatic ball launcher called iFetch.

The iFetch company develops all their own ideas, and is committed to creating innovative dog toys.  These toys provide playful exercise and a stimulating mental challenge for your dog.

It has been proven that a dog that spends 10-15 mins doing a mental challenge, like playing with iFetch will be more tired than a dog that say goes out for a walk.

Just like humans, when we work hard mentally doing a task that requires us to really pay attention, versus a physical challenge, we also are far more exhausted.  The same thing applies to our dogs.  If we can challenge our dogs mentally, we will see far better results.

Dogs that have behavior problems, can really have success with exercises that make them stimulate their brain.  The effects can help change their behavior in a positive way.

We all know that products that are developed by dog lovers can be very successful.  But when they are made by a family full of passion and heart, success is pretty much guaranteed.

iFetch Dog Ball Launcher Owners Screenshot

How does it work

The ball launcher comes with an AC adapter and can be plugged in or it can be run using 6 C batteries.  When you have it all powered up, you hit the button to choose the distance of either 10, 20 or 30 feet.

Once the ball is dropped into the launcher it becomes activated and the ball is launched out for your dog to go get.

Your dog will learn very quickly that he needs to put the ball back into the launcher, for it to shoot the ball back out again.

Once he puts it back into the top of the launcher it starts all over again.  This exercise of thinking, will stimulate your dog mentally causing him to burn off that extra energy.

iFetch Dog Ball Launcher Review Screenshot

Different models

The iFetch comes in 3 different models. They are:

  • iFetch
  • iFetch Frenzy Mini
  • iFetch Too

The iFetch is the very first iFetch that was made.  It comes with 3 miniature tennis balls and an AC adapter, but will also run on batteries.

iFetch Frenzy Mini is a gravity driven ball launcher, that requires no power adapter or batteries.  This is the perfect size for smaller dogs and great for playing fetch in smaller spaces. Included with this purchase is 3 mini size tennis balls.  There is also a ball storage compartment on the bottom.  The mini is water resistant and runs super quietly.

 

iFetch Too - Interactive Ball Launcher for Dogs
iFetch Too

Next is the iFetch Too which is the largest ball launcher of the line.  The iFetch Too is the only rechargeable unit that will launch approximately 300 throws, before needing to be recharged.  One of the other great things about this model is the 4 different distance setting of 10, 25. 40 and a random setting.  It can be used indoors or outdoors and used full size tennis balls, so this is great for larger dogs.

Award-winning product

The iFetch has won awards for the “Best New Product” and “Best in Show” at the 2013 Superzoo.  It continues to be an extremely well reviewed products by dog owners all over the world.

Dog owners are so impressed with this ball launcher, that they are constantly posting videos of their dogs enjoying hours of playful excitement.

 

iFetch Frenzy - Mini
iFetch Frenzy

This is just one example of a happy customer after their iFetch purchase.

iFetch Dog Ball Launcher Amazon Review Screenshot

Ball roundup

There are lots of great products out there that can entertain your dog.  The difference with this product, is the amazing family story behind it.

It all started when Grant was trying to do his homework and his dog Prancer wanted to play.  Of course Grant didn’t have time to toss the ball.  Just at this moment thought…. What if I could build something that would automatically toss the ball.

Grant was talking to his grandpa Denny and his response was well why can’t we do it and thought it would be a great family project.  After a great Kickstart campaign over months and many prototypes later, the first iFetch was born.

This is literally how one great idea, can lead to an award-winning product that dog lovers benefit from.

ifetch dog ball launcher button

The iFetch family, also believes in giving back to the dog community, by donating iFetch machines to shelters that have long staying dogs.  Then they have fabulous trainers go to these shelters and train the dogs on how to use the machine.  Making sure the dogs in these shelters are able to have fun and hopefully find their forever homes.

They promote getting volunteers to help out in their own communities at dog shelters or SPCA in your area.  You then can complete a iFetch a Family Volunteer application online along with the shelter.

Once you identify a dog in need and the shelter is approved, you will coordinate the receipt of you iFetch.  Then you can video you and a friend using the iFetch with a shelter dog and tag it iFetch + the shelter.

We all love to purchase items that can make our dogs and our lives easier.  This cool gadget provides exercise for your pet, but also that mental stimulation that dogs need.  Being able to get your dog thinking, can also really help to tire out you pet.

Since the first iFetch product came out in 2013 to now 6 years later, this company continues to put dogs first and adding new products along the way.  They truly are a family that loves dogs.

I hope your enjoyed my review of the iFetch dog ball launcher. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below.

iFetch Dog Ball Launcher

189.00
4.6

Overall Product

4.8/5

Support

4.5/5

Training

4.5/5

Pros

  • Keeps your dog active
  • Great range
  • Can use inside and out

Cons

  • Motor can be a bit loud
  • Balls are a bit small for big dogs
  • Expense

6 thoughts on “iFetch Dog Ball Launcher | Without Moving An Inch”

  1. Awesome post! I was wondering about those automatic ball launcher. I would get one but my son’s dog is nearing his senior years and he doesn’t like to play with toys.
    I wonder if this will work for cats? I’ve had cats that love to chase balls and this would be a great alternative to amuse my kitty 🙂
    Awesome article with tons of useful information! Can’t wait to read more!
    All my best,
    Donna

    Reply
    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you for your comments on my post. This would absolutely work for cats. My brother had a cat that totally fetched like a dog. Plus the iFetch Original and the Frenzy both used the mini tennis balls, so a cat could grab the small balls.
      I really appreciate you sharing your story.
      Thanks
      Coralie

      Reply
  2. What an amazing product for dogs, I can just imagine how well this works. And you answered the question I was wondering about – whether the dog can load it himself! I bet it doesn’t take them long at all to figure out how it works.

    I really do love playing with dogs, but like you say there will be days when you are ill or are short on time and this means your dog can still be entertained and get in his much needed exercise no matter what!

    Reply
    • Hello Lynne,
      Thank you for your comments on my posts, I really appreciate it.
      The gadgets that they come out with for dogs always amazes me. The ball launcher is no exception, it is such a great easy way to have your dog entertain themselves. Hours of fun!
      Plus with 3 different models to choose from, it’s great for any size dog.
      Thank you,
      Coralie

      Reply
  3. As a dog owner, I love to read about the latest and greatest gadgets for pets. A dog ball launcher sounds particularly interesting. I think my dog would enjoy this, and it would be a good way for her to get her energy out. It is nice to know that this dog ball launcher is highly rated. It lets me know that it is a quality product. Thank you for writing a great review!

    Reply
    • Hi Isabella,
      Thank you for sharing on my post. The quality of the iFetch dog ball launcher is one of the things I really like about this product.
      The fact that the family that invented this product is completely dedicated to also helping dogs makes this an even better investment.
      Thank you
      Coralie

      Reply

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