The GoDogGo Fetch Machine is supposed to be GoDogGo’s smoothest operating product. This automatic dog ball launcher is top of the line, with three different time settings, as well as three varied distance settings to make the product appropriate for use in different play areas. The multi-use design allows for various for interactive or independent fetch play.
This device is recommended for breeds that prefer a 2.5” size ball. The on-demand launch has an automatic safety switch and auto stop feature, and even powers up on demand. The GoDogGo only runs when ball is in a position in which it is ready to launch, so as to help keep your dog safe when using automatic fetch. The ball launches upward, out, and away from unit, rather than straight out at a dog or into its mouth. The device comes with a remote that you can use from up to 50 feet away. Alternately, you can set it to launch automatically, so that your dog can play totally independently. Be mindful that this device is not recommended for all dogs—miniature breeds may have issues with the ball size.
The GoDogGo Fetch Machine can be compared to the iFetch Frenzy and PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher. The iFetch Frenzy, however, is designed for solely small dogs, while the GoDogGo Fetch Machine is designed for all breeds except for miniatures. Amazon reviewers seem to think that the GoDogGo Fetch Machine has a superior range to the PetSafe device. A reviewer claimed that the PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher only shoots its balls out to 7 feet. The Fetch Machine also has a higher shooting range than the iFetch Frenzy—because the iFetch Frenzy is designed for smaller dogs, it rolls the balls instead of launching them far away. The GoDogGo may be most comparable to the original iFetch.
Amazon reviewers rated the GoDogGo Fetch Machine with an average of 4 stars. Positive reviewers raved about the device, writing that their dogs played with it for hours. They liked how the device works with different types of balls and it’s easy to use for dogs. On the other hand, negative reviewers complained that the device is too noisy, which irritates dogs, and its high cost on Amazon. One reviewer also claimed it only throws the tennis sized balls out to about 25 feet, which wasn’t suitable for a big dog like a Labrador retriever.
In terms of customer service, there are very mixed reviews. Some customers have outlined that the GoDogGo company seems to be very unresponsive in terms of customer service issues. On the other hand, some customers have particularly mentioned the excellent customer service received from the company.
The Bottom Line
This is a great ball launching device that you can purchase for your dog. It may be a bit pricier than others, but the features are more advanced, providing a better overall training experience for your furry friend. Whether you have a small dog or large dog, it doesn’t matter. The balls that come with this device are perfect for any size, which is great.