Product: iFetch Dog Ball Launcher
Models: 3 different choices
Where can I buy it: Amazon, Chewy
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.
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.
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.
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.
The iFetch comes in 3 different models. They are:
- 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.
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.
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.
This is just one example of a happy customer after their iFetch purchase.
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.
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.