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GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 Automatic Ball Launcher for Dogs

This next gadget is perfect for all dog owners that love to play “Fetch” with their four-legged friends but are sometimes too busy with work to have some free time for a game of Fetch with Fido. Meet the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4.

The GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 is an automatic ball launcher for dogs that’s specifically designed with dogs’ safety in mind, featuring an Exclusive Safety Arc design that keeps your dog safe and ball activated Auto-Stop functionalities.

This award-winning automatic ball launcher for dogs is probably one of the best models (if not the best) that you can currently find available on the market, and the main reason is because this is probably the safest automatic ball launcher for dogs that’s available to date, as it packs some nice safety features, as well as many different configurable settings.

It offers dog owners both time and distance settings that can be easily configured to conveniently adapt the machine to be used on smaller or larger spaces while simultaneously keeping your dog safe with its Exclusive Safety Arc design and ball activated Auto-Stop features.

Just like all of the older versions (the G3, G2, and G1), the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 was designed by GoDogGo Inc., which is a family-owned and operated a small business that was started in 1999. The company proudly sells directly to U.S. consumers and is highly recognized for its high-quality ball machine for dogs, accompanied by superior old fashioned customer service and product support to keep your ball-crazy dog(s) happy and healthy.

Now, without further ado, let’s have a more detailed look at the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 and check out everything that this automatic ball launcher for dogs can offer dog owners and their four-legged best friends.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the unit’s design, the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 Automatic Ball Launcher for Dogs features a sturdy build, and as such, it is definitely designed to last you a very long time.

GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4
GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4

I’d also like to note that this latest version (the G4 model) of the company’s GoDogGo Fetch Machine automatic ball thrower for dogs was designed to be used by dogs of all sizes, so it doesn’t really matter if you have a small pooch or if you are the proud owner of a large or giant dog breed(s).

Now, let’s have a closer look at the unit’s design. This automatic ball thrower comes equipped with a Wide Mouth Bucket that allows for your dog(s) to easily return the ball to the machine.

So basically, this ball-drop bucket features an ergonomic designed that comfortably allows dogs to easily drop the ball inside the bucket, no matter the dog’s size, thus making this automatic ball launcher great for both small and large dog breeds.

Not only that, but this automatic ball launcher also comes equipped with a Silent Gear System that ultimately ensures a quiet operation, and thanks to that, you dog will never get spooked by the machine’s internal launching system.

BALL COMPATIBILITY

Now, diving into the compatibility side-of-things, this automatic ball launcher for dogs can be used with many different ball sizes, and that also includes several different ball styles and brands. As such, dog owners can use it with Chuckit Balls, the Tuff Ball, the Kong Ball, Squeaker balls, racquet balls and many, many more.

The GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 Automatic Ball Launcher works with balls sizes between 1.75″ – 2.6″. Nevertheless, since this automatic ball launcher already comes with 3 Tennis Balls that measure 2.5 inches in diameter, you don’t really have to worry about purchasing some tennis balls for the machine, and thanks to that, right after setting it up, you can immediately have your GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 to start playing a game of Fetch with Fido.

The GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 also features a spiral Ball Track that can support from 1 all the way up to 25 tennis balls, and that number will basically depend on your choice of tennis ball size.

On a side note, keep in mind that the maximum distance that your tennis balls can travel will greatly vary based on ball size, style, condition, and brand.

With that said, remember to always select the appropriate ball size for your dog (smaller dogs will obviously do better with smaller tennis balls, while large and giant dog breeds should probably only use the biggest size of tennis balls that’s recommended – meaning 2.5 to 2.6 inches in diameter).

INTERFACE / CONTROLS

To operate the automatic ball launcher, dog owners are offered two different control options. Owners can either launch the unit’s stored tennis balls as desired by simply turning on the machine via its Power Button (integrated on the unit’s Control Panel, which is located at the back-side of the unit), or alternatively, by using the unit’s included Remote Control (discussed right ahead).

Additionally, the unit itself also features a built-in Launch Distance Adjustment Lever that comes integrated right underneath the machine, which users can conveniently adjust to adapt the machine’s launching distance for either indoors or outdoors use. The unit’s Launch Distance Adjustment Lever features three different launch-distance settings, which are: Low, Medium and High.

REMOTE CONTROL

By using the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4’s proprietary remote control users can further configure the unit and have an owner-controlled play experience.

Basically, the unit’s included remote control allows dog owners to conveniently trigger each ball toss whenever they desire, but they can also simply set the device to launch automatically.

Lastly, the unit’s remote control also allows you to choose between three different Launch Delay Times: a 4 seconds delay, a 7 seconds delay, and a 15 seconds delay.

I’d also like to note that even if you’re only using one ball, the machine will always have a Launch Delay Time for its ball launch that already comes automatically configured by default (even on your very first use), and this ball-launch delay will basically help to protect your dog(s) from getting popped by a tennis ball when standing close to the machine (which also includes the times after a tennis ball is returned).

BATTERY & BATTERY POWER

While the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 can be operated indoors by connecting it with its included AC Adapter to any standard power outlet, this automatic ball launcher for dogs also offers you a Battery Powered option, and so, by using 6 D-cell batteries (keep in mind that these do not included) you can also use it outdoors at any time.

Thanks to that, you are able to use this automatic ball launcher at home as well as when going out to a park, when camping in a remote place, etc.

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES

Unique Special Safety Design

As stated before, this automatic ball launcher for dogs was mainly designed with dogs’ safety in mind. With that said, this ball launcher features a Exclusive Safety Arc design that basically forces the machine to launch all balls upwards and away from your dog, and never, ever directly at your dog.

This ultimately ensures that your dog is always kept out of the ball launcher’s direct launch pattern, and thanks to that, your furry friend is ensured to nevet get popped up close after delivering a fetched tennis ball, thus always keeping Fido safe while playing “fetch” with the machine during its automatic ball-launcher play.

Auto Stop Feature

Additionally, there’s also a Auto Stop Feature for on demand play, which basically means that the ball launcher will not run unless at least one ball is loaded into its Wide Mouth Bucket. This ultimately allows dog owners to save some battery power for whenever they are using the ball launcher outdoors with its 6 D-cell batteries.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside each package users will find: the GoDogGo Fetch G4, an included set of 3 Tennis Balls that measures 2.5 inches in diameter, the unit’s proprietary Remote Control (which can be used for owner controlled play), some Standard Replacement Parts for easy replacement, the included AC Power Cord Adapter, and an Owner’s Manual.

Box Contents
Box Contents

FINAL THOUGHTS

The GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4 is an automatic ball launcher for dogs that’s specifically designed with dogs’ safety in mind, featuring an Exclusive Safety Arc design that keeps your dog safe and ball activated Auto-Stop functionalities.

GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4
GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4

This automatic ball launcher for dogs is without a doubt one of the safest models on the market that you can find currently available, and will surely provide endless hours of fun for both dog owners and their dog(s).

GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4
GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4

All that makes it a great pet gadget to have around whenever your dog is feeling super energetic and wants to play for more hours than you can handle (either because of work, or your own energy), or even when you have an elbow injury and don’t want your dog to be sad and left alone without playing his daily game of “Fetch”.

If you’re interested in getting the GoDogGo Fetch Machine G4, each unit is currently going for $169.99, and each purchase comes with an included 6-Month Warranty as well as with a 30-Day Return Policy. You can order yours online right now, directly from GoDogGo’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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