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PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher Dog Toy

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Description

The PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher is an automatic fetching machine that can be used by dog and owner or just the dog. The automatic launcher features make independent play easy and fun, while multiple safety features protect people and pets. The launcher was designed with three motion sensors for optimal safety. A sensor located in the front keeps pets and people safe while walking in front of the launcher, while a sensor in the launch pocket keeps hands and snouts safe. There is an additional sensor to detect when a ball is in the launch pocket to initiate play. Another safety feature allows the dog to play for a full 15 minutes before going into a 15 minute rest mode so the dog does not overwork themselves. There are 6 angle and 9 distance settings to really mix up playtime or to create indoor and outdoor use. Play a short game of indoor fetch at 8 feet or go outside and stretch those legs at 30 feet. Different angles make it extra fun! Plug it in or use 6 D batteries for portable play. The PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher is safe, fun and totally versatile! Two standard-sized tennis balls, power cord, training instructions and user manual included.

Key Benefits
  • Features make independent play easy and fun, while multiple safety features protect people and pets
  • Designed with three motion sensors for optimal safety: sensor located in the front keeps pets and people safe while walking in front of the launcher, while a sensor in the launch pocket keeps hands and snouts safe and an additional sensor detects when a ball is in the launch pocket to initiate play
  • Safety feature allows the dog to play for a full 15 minutes before going into a 15 minute rest mode so the dog does not overwork themselves
  • Launches between 8-30 feet with 6 angle and 9 distance settings to really mix up playtime or to create indoor and outdoor use
  • Automatic Ball Launcher plays fetch with your dog while interactive features aid in training
What's Included

(2) standard-sized tennis balls, power cord, training instructions and user manual

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
    105449
  • Dimensions
    13.5 x 13.5 x 12 inches
  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Toy Feature

    Training

  • Compatibility

    Plug-In Power, Battery Powered

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Customer Reviews
13 Reviews 13 Reviews 3.2 out of 5 Stars

69% Recommend

69% of reviewersrecommend this product

3.2 / 5

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  • Does not fit different size balls

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    This would be a perfect dog toy if it held different size and weight of balls. My daughter and I both own German Shepherds and they both will only play with certain balls. Otherwise if your dog enjoys playing with tennis balls only, this looks like an awesome way to keep them busy.

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  • A good launcher

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    This machine is good for outdoors honestly. It is pretty loud and it doesn’t stay in place but the features on it is amazing and fun as well!

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  • Ball launchers

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    Omg she absolutely loves it , she caught on so quickly / I wish I could post a video of her , but it will only let me post a photo , so u can see many of the balls we purchased , she is ball crazy

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  • Funforfido

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    It's fun. Doesn't really throw the ball that far, but it's a GR8 toy for ball crazy pups!

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  • A bit disappointed

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    Such a great concept for sure. We really needed this. We finally set it up inside the house but found that it is very inconsistent in where it aims. It never shoots to the same area, which we need it to be able to do so the dog can use it when we are gone. Unfortunately, we have to move it after each launch. This just isn't an instrument that will work for us. At least not this one in particular. We will try another one. Love the idea!! Will return, if possible.

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  • NOT FOR BALL CRAZED FUR CHILDREN

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    I ordered this to replace the ball launcher that Hurricane Harvey ate. VERY slow to launch ball, if your baby is especially fond of his ball you won't like this one, it keeps the ball for what seems like an eternity to a ball junkie like my dog, he was super frustrated after only a few minutes. It never launched the ball more than a few feet and it seemed like it was struggling to do that.

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  • Ball Launcher

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    I purchased this ball thrower to replace an inexpensive pitching machine that only used hard plastic whiffle balls. My German Shepherd liked the pitching machine, but as the balls became out of round, the machine wouldn't pitch the balls, my dog would become impatient and knock the machine over in order to get at the ball. This Ball Launcher will easily launch an out of round ball (within reason). My dog will still knock it over if a ball doesn't launch, but I think I've found all of the whiffle balls and thrown them in the garbage. My dog still attempts to put her favorite things into the launcher in hopes that it will launch her favorite doll, a pig ear, her favorite pull rope, etc. She then I purchased this ball thrower to replace an inexpensive pitching machine that only used hard plastic whiffle balls. My German Shepherd liked the pitching machine, but as the balls became out of round, the machine wouldn't pitch the balls, my dog would become impatient and knock the machine over in order to get at the ball. This Ball Launcher will easily launch an out of round ball (within reason). My dog will still knock it over if a ball doesn't launch, but I think I've found all of the whiffle balls and thrown them in the garbage. My dog still attempts to put her favorite things into the launcher in hopes that it will launch her favorite doll, a pig ear, her favorite pull rope, etc. She then stands in front of the launcher waiting for the toy to throw. The launcher will beep an alarm and let me know there's something in the launcher that shouldn't be there. She has also figured out how to knock this toy over, but, that's a training issue that I have to correct. The feature I like best about this launcher is the fact that it can be plugged into a standard electric outlet. There is an option to use batteries, but it's not limited to just battery power. I was replacing the batteries weekly in the pitching machine. The product is easy to train your dog to use, and even transitioning from a pitching machine to this ball launcher was a breeze once my dog figured out that it was still going to throw the ball. My dog is a German Shepherd and I purchased the large ball launcher that will take a common tennis ball. I don't know anything about the small ball launcher so this review is only based on my experience with a large launcher. We've been using it daily for over a month. Something is loose inside of the casing and makes a rattling noise when the launcher is moved. I'm pretty sure it's a dog treat that my dog dropped into it as there is a large gap between the housing and the launching arm mechanism. Again, no fault with the product, just a silly dog that wants to find out what can or can't be launched. I really like this product and so does my dog. It's a must have for dogs who enjoy fetching when their alpha has a shoulder injury. I highly recommend it for an active dog who cannot be exercised rigorously because their owner doesn't have the ability to throw. … more

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  • My aussie loves it

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    I taught my dog to return the ball to the hopper so she can play by herself. Like another reviewer said the sound initially is a bit loud, but I counter conditioned my dog to it and she dances in anticipation now when she hears the launcher getting ready. I've used it indoors so far, I like the adjustability of the height/distance of the launch.

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  • Im hoping its a 5 star

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    Im gonna get this toy for my dog cuz i am impressed with the safety features it has that the others don't. My intentions are to train the dogs to accomodate the noise the toy makes with positive reinforcement. I will update this post in the near future.

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  • I would not recommend this toy.

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    This ball launcher broke after 5 months and the manufacturer was not helpful at all. Very frustrating since its not cheap.

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