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Some dogs just LOVE to fetch. Well, that’s a nice way of putting it. To put it bluntly, some of them are plainly obsessed with fetching, and will be super persistent in dropping a wet and slobbery ball at their human’s feet drive pretty much non-stop. It’s really enough to even a willing human round the bend!

If that sounds like your situation, then one of these automatic ball launchers may be the perfect thing for your dog. We’ve compared many of these ball throwing machines below, so you can easily see how they match up. Click on the detailed review pages to dig deeper into any one of them.

GoDogGo Fetch Machine iFetch iFetch Too iFetch Frenzy Petsafe Automatic Ball Launcher
Size of Dog Not specified Not specified Large dogs Small dogs Not specified
Ball Size Regular sized tennis balls (about 2.5″ in diameter) Small tennis balls (about 1.5″ in diameter) Regular sized tennis balls (about 2.5″ in diameter) Small tennis balls (about 1.5″ in diameter) Regular sized tennis balls (about 2.5″ in diameter)
Battery Six “D” batteries, or AC adapter Six “C” batteries Built-in, rechargeable battery No battery needed – operates using gravity Six “D” batteries, or power cord
Range Adjustable from 15 to 30 feet Adjustable to 10, 20 or 30 feet Adjustable to 10, 25 or 40 feet Balls rolls rather than getting launched Adjustable between 8 and 30 feet – has 9 distance settings and 3 angle settings
Other Has different time settings (7 sec interval or 15 sec interval between ball launches), or the included remote control can be used to launch balls as desired; automatic safety switch and auto stop features. Quick launch feature A concealed ball storage compartment on the bottom; Only one ball at a time can be inserted, rather than the several balls being loaded at one time. Front motion sensor for safety; Upto 3 balls can be loaded at a time
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