The ifetch Dog Ball Machine is an instant customer favorite. This toy is great for your dog and will keep them entertained and give them the exercise they crave, even on snowy or TOO HOT days.
“Under-exercise is the number one cause of bad behavior in dogs. Especially if you live in an apartment or a small area, it’s tough to get everything they need.” High-Tech Gadgets for Your Pets
"…made for relentless, fetch-obsessed canines…most dogs are driven to ecstasy by the device.”New York Times
Ifetch is SO SIMPLE to use ! All you need to do is plug it in (or insert 6 c-cell batteries), press the button on the back, drop in a ball, and it’s playtime.
The iFetch is designed for small & medium sized dogs and indoor/outdoor use with miniature tennis balls that are 40mm or 1.5 inches in diameter (we see extra balls).
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.
Your dog will be tired and happy. The batteries are long-lasting --extensive testing of iFetch shows that it will keep throwing balls for approximately 30 hours on a fully charged set of 6 c-cell batteries.
iFetch comes with three balls and an AC adapter for 110 and 220 volts. Batteries are not included.We recommend stocking up on extra balls
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS:iFetch & Keepdoggiesafe.com will not be liable under this limited warranty if its testing and examination disclose that the alleged defect or malfunction in the product does not exist or resulted from:
- Failure to follow iFetch’s operation and maintenance instructions;
- Unauthorized product alteration;
- Weather conditions;
- Damage to the product caused by any animal;
- Abuse, misuse, negligent acts or omissions of Customer and/or persons under Customer’s control; or
- Acts of third parties, acts of God, accident, fire, or other hazards.
The following training tips from professional dog trainer, Nichole Ellis, will help your dog learn how to play with the iFetch in no time at all.
- 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.