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If you have a dog that is triggered by loud noise, this toy will absolutely scare him. My dog loves to play fetch all day 24/7, so I was looking for something that could satisfy his urge to play all the time, while giving me a reprieve. When the ball is loading to launch it makes an incredible noise that just scares him half to death and he won't go near it. I commend those who have had patience to try to get their dog used to the noise, but I didn't; especially for the price point, so I returned it. If there's a ball launcher out there with a quieter motor, I'm ready to buy!! I realize any machine can make noise, but this is just too loud.
Overall, it is what it is a ball launcher, but I'm disappointed in how fast the ball actually comes out. It is way too fast for being a dogs toy. You might as well chunk it at them if I'm being honest. My husband even said it's like being at the batting cages. If your dog doesn't move out the way like mine didn't cause of his excitement of playing fetch, he's probably going to get hurt. He'll be ok but we'll be returning the item cause in my opinion the speed of the launch is just not suitable for a dogs toy.
My dog absolutely loves this thing, so I’m quite upset that it’s not even a year old and it’s completely malfunctioning. Now I put the balls in myself, so it’s not from misuse. I’m totally heartbroken as she begs to play and it won’t shoot the balls. 100% wouldn’t recommend.
I DONT RECOMMEND THE BALL LAUNCHER BECAUSE THE BALL COVER BLUE LIKE A TENNIS BALL, BUT ARE BASICALLY “GOLF BALLS” !! GOT SCARED TO EVEN PLAY WITH IT! BAD! BAD! BAD!
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I gave 2 stars for the concept. Please think about this before purchasing. The level of noise it makes to pitch the ball through the machine is very loud it is frightening, my doggie was so afraid of it. The balls are very cheap, we used a handful of times trying to get our little one not afraid of it and they were starting to fall apart. Thank goodness Chewy came to our rescue and allowed us to return!
Wow! My Corgi absolutely loves this ball machine. The time was only about 30 minutes before she was placing the ball inside the machine herself. We were shocked how easy it was for her to learn. We have to unplug the ball machine and put away so she will take a break. Thank you for the great product! I need to take a few photos. For now I only have a video that I sent to family. Sorry, I see you can only add photos.