Shopping for dogs depends on your dog and his personal preferences. While some dogs will have fun with virtually any toy, others are exceptionally picky. Still, every dog needs at least a few toys. If your dog loves a good game of fetch, the Chuckit! Sport Launcher is going to allow you both to have a lot more fun!
Fetch isn't just entertaining for your dog. It's also a great way to get Fido some extra exercise and foster the bond between the two of you. Playing with your pup is a great way to have fun and relax together.
Our Labrador, Saddie, LOVES to fetch. Yes, she is a retriever, so it's in her nature to enjoy this type of activity. When I heard about the Chuckit! Sport Launcher, I knew this would take our fetch game to the next level.
Chuckit! Sport Launcher Dog Toy Review
As you can see in the photo above (and in my video review), our dogs LOVE chasing after a tennis ball. They do enjoy playing a traditional game of fetch, but the Chuckit! Sport Launcher has definitely made the game better – especially for Saddie. Saddie loves to run, and I can't throw the ball far enough on my own for her to need to sprint to retrieve it.
The Chuckit! Sport Launcher allows you to throw a tennis ball up to 3 times farther than you can on your own.
The company claims that you can launch a standard tennis ball up to 140 feet with this toy. The launcher shown in my review has a 26″ handle, but it is also available in 12-, 18- and 25-inch lengths. Models with a shorter handle do not throw as far as the 26″ model that I'm demonstrating in this review.
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As you'll see me demonstrate in my video review, you don't have to bend down to pick up a tennis ball with this launcher. I love this feature, but it means I don't have to pick up slimy, drool-covered tennis balls anymore. I'm sure you'll have to bend a bit with a smaller model, but you still won't have to touch the ball with your hand.
The Chuckit! Sport Launcher is made of lightweight plastic and features an ergonomically designed handle. It's very easy to use, but if you have poor upper body strength or an injury to your arm or shoulder, you should NOT use this dog toy.
The launcher that I have (26″ length and a medium size) is currently selling on Amazon for $9.95. You can purchase other lengths and sizes for $6.95-$22.84, depending on the size that you choose.
I think this product is an excellent value for the money. These are made with durable, strong plastic, and I have no doubt that they will last for many years. If your dog loves to fetch, this product will take a lot of strain off of your shoulder and make the game even more fun for your pooch.