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iFetch Mini Automatic Ball Launcher Dog Toy

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Description

Give your arm a break with the iFetch Mini Automatic Ball Launcher Dog Toy. Designed especially for small to medium dogs, this interactive dog toy launches the ball for you! It’s perfect for when you’re away or busy doing other things—like getting his dinner ready—while ensuring he gets all the mental and physical exercise that he needs. All you have to do is plug it in, choose your launching distance and then drop in a mini ball. Soon your dog will learn how to drop it himself, which stimulates his mind and allows for totally independent play.

Key Benefits
  • Automatic ball launcher is designed specifically for small to medium sized dogs.
  • Comes with three mini tennis balls that are 1.6-inches in diameter. Easier for small mouths to fetch!
  • Launches the ball 10, 20 or 30 feet, which can easily be changed with the push of a button.
  • Operates almost silently with a streamlined plastic design with rubber feet keep it in place.
  • Measures 10.5" x 7" x 7.5" high, with a 6.5" diameter ball return cone at the top and a 1-5/8" diameter ball launching hole.
What's Included

(3) pack of iFetch Mini Tennis Balls, AC Adapter for 110 and 220 volts (batteries not included).

Precautions

Every dog plays differently and, since not all toys are created equal, it’s always best to keep a close watch on your pup in case things get ruff. Supervised play will help toys last longer and most importantly keep your pal safe. No dog toy is truly indestructible, so always remove the toy from playtime if pieces begin to break off.

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  • Item Number
    115171
  • Dimensions
    11 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Weight
    3.0 pounds
  • Breed Size

    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Toy Feature

    Training

  • Compatibility

    Plug-In Power, Battery Powered

Instructions

To get started with the iFetch, all you need to do is plug it in (or insert 6 C-cell batteries), press the button on the back to select a distance setting (10, 20 or 30 feet), drop a ball in, and it’s playtime! iFetch can be used on almost any surface indoors and outdoors. Let the fetching fun begin!

Training Tips

  • When teaching your dog how to play fetch, make sure you train near the iFetch so that your dog can connect the dots between fetch and the iFetch.
  • Train with the iFetch at most three times a day and only for ten minutes at a time. That way, fetch stays fun and doesn’t become fetch bootcamp.
  • If you feel like your dog is getting frustrated and is unable to get the ball into the iFetch , then just work on reinforcing any behavior toward the iFetch and make sure your dog gets rewarded.
  • If your dog attempts to get the reward via other behaviors (e.g. rolling over, jumping up, shaking paws, etc.), it’s important that you NOT reward these behaviors.
  • If your dog is cautious around the iFetch at first, that’s okay. The iFetch is new and different and he’s probably not sure what it is. You can start by rewarding him for just going near the iFetch. This way he learns that the iFetch is just another part of the house. With a little time, you can use treats to bring him closer to the iFetch, teaching him to drop the ball as close to the iFetch as possible. After a few training sessions (results may vary) your dog will learn to trust the iFetch and then it will be playtime.
FAQ

How do you clean the iFetch?

With the unit powered off feed a damp cloth down into the tube and out the front launch area. Pulling the cloth back and forth (similar to flossing your teeth) will take care of one level of dirt.As a bonus (and to get a better clean on the wheels) firmly hold the cloth from the ball hopper end and then carefully turn on the unit and press in the ball trigger to cause the wheels to spin about the cloth. Worst case, the cloth might tear or it might get jerked out of your hand and launched, but it shouldn’t damage the unit.

Is this product safe for my dog?

When introducing iFetch to your dog, we recommend that you teach him or her to stay behind the product (or to the side of it) as the product prepares to launch. At its highest launch setting (30 feet), the product can toss the ball at speeds which could injure your dog, especially if they are standing directly in front of the product. While most dogs learn very quickly where to stand to avoid getting hit by the ball, adult human supervision is recommended until your dog is fully trained.

What size balls does the iFetch use?

The iFetch is designed for indoor/outdoor use with miniature tennis balls that are 40 mm or 1.5 inches in diameter.

How far does the iFetch launch the ball?

The iFetch has three launch distance settings. 10 feet, 20 feet, or 30 feet. To set the launch distance, all you have to do is press the button on the back to cycle through the settings. The light will turn off after 30 seconds, but the iFetch will remain on (in standby mode) until you drop another ball into the funnel.

What size dog can use the iFetch?

The iFetch is specifically designed for small to medium sized breeds.

How long does the iFetch work on batteries?

A long time! We’ve done extensive testing of iFetch and we have found that it will keep throwing balls for approximately 30 hours on a fully charged set of 6 C-cell batteries.

My dog slobbers a lot. Is that a problem?

Some dogs slobber more than others. If your dog is a heavy slobberer, you may need to wipe off the balls from time to time.

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