4.8
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Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors

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Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Super dog toy; our Boxer loves it!

The Chuck It Ball Launcher is an excellent toy for all dogs, especially the energetic ones. We have a 2 year old Boxer and he is full of energy and loves to play...Read complete review

The Chuck It Ball Launcher is an excellent toy for all dogs, especially the energetic ones. We have a 2 year old Boxer and he is full of energy and loves to play anything, but especially loves to run and get the ball. He likes trying to catch it too. The Chuck It Ball Launcher is great because it allows you to throw faster, and much farther without wearing out your arms. Another great thing about this toy is that you don't have to keep touching a dirty, wet, slobbered on ball. The Chuck It Ball Launcher is designed to use a regular tennis ball so no special purchases needed for the balls. Our dog even enjoys just trying to get the launcher from us, another play thing for him. The Chuck It Ball Launcher comes in a couple different sizes. 

We have never tried to measure the distance this launcher throws the ball, but it throws it far. I would recommend this toy to anyone with a dog. This is a fantastic toy that can not be beat by any other toy out there for this purpose. Your dog will love it, so give it a try.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Chuckit! May not be the most necessary dog toy...

I have two large (90 pound+) dogs who are very active and need lots of exercise. One of them loves to play ball so we are often at the park throwing the ball...Read complete review

I have two large (90 pound+) dogs who are very active and need lots of exercise. One of them loves to play ball so we are often at the park throwing the ball for her to catch. I bought this because I thought it would make that time easier since I don't always throw the ball as far as I would like to. The Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher takes some getting used to -- you have to learn how to throw the ball from the launcher -- but it is pretty simple. I end up using it for some throws but I don't rely on it. For one thing you have to put the ball back in the launcher..I never end up being able to scoop it up or get it from my dog easily...so that takes some time and I usually end up just throwing it by hand. I don't think the Chuckit! is able to take the ball THAT much further than a normal throw. Not bad, just not great. I don't have any physical disabilities though so I could see how this product could be helpful if you were having difficulty throwing the ball on your own.

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5.0

Great invention, throw far and no more slobber on your hands!

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from Amherst, MA

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

What is there not to love about the Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher? Are you tired of throwing balls so hard that your arm sockets are wearing out? No more overstretching those ligaments, with the Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher you can throw balls incredibly far away with hardly any effort. And your dog should be a happy camper too, lots of running and finding instead of waiting for you to throw it far enough. Now if you could just get him to bring them back to you. (Try treats every time). But seriously the Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher can save you a lot of effort and get your dog way more exercise in a short amount of time. As a bonus you also no longer have to pick up those gross slimely balls with your hands, just nudge the Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher over the ball while it is still on the ground. Both you and your dog will be much happier and sleep better at night too! Try the Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher now, it isn’t very much money for that kind of exercise and think of how much you will save on chiropractor bills!

 
4.0

Husband and dogs love this ball launcher!

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from USA

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

My husband loves the Chuckit! Pocket Ball launcher! It has really allowed him to play with our dogs for a longer amount of time. It really saves his shoulder from having to throw the ball time after time and with the launcher, he can also get the ball a lot further and this allows the dogs to run further and get more exercise. My husband is now able to wear the dogs out before he wears himself and this alone is a great reason to purchase this product. The fact that it is so inexpensive makes it so worth it. The only thing that I've noticed is that they are not very durable. If they were more expensive I would not be happy with how easily they break, but because they are so expensive it is worth it to purchase them time and time again. Because they are made out of plastic, they are also very easy to clean and store. We usually just leave ours in the garage and don't have to worry about it at all until the next time we take it out to play. It fits the standard sized tennis balls and we have also found a few other balls that work with this launcher as well. Would definitely recommend it.

 
5.0

Chuckit is my lifesaver!

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from Arcata, CA

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

I LOVE my chuckit, and would never be able to provide my dog with enough exercise without it. Regular tennis balls fit into it which makes it easy to find replacement balls. It is so sturdy and one of the best purchases I have made all year. I highly recommend any dog owner to get a chuck-it. My girl would be lost without it (and so would I!)

 
5.0

No strain ball launcher for your dog

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from Rigby, ID

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

I purchased one of these years ago when I owned a Lab. She was just the type of dog that would never give up and want to just keep playing. My arm used to get tired of throwing the ball for her until I got one of these. I could actually throw the ball a lot farther and it took her more time inbetween bringing it back and throwing it again. She has since passed on and I now use it with my Blue Heeler, another one who never gives up. I would recommend this to anyone with a dog. It is a MUST HAVE !!!!!

It's lite easy to carry with you wherever you go. And it doesn't take a special kind of ball....any old tennis ball will work just fine.

 
5.0

Chuckit is Great

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from Manchester, MI

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

We love the Chuckit products. We actually don't have the launcher, but we have had the balls. So far the only toy our Border Collie has not been able to eventually destroy. He has had his since we got him last July. Every other toy purchased has been chewed up and destroyed. I want to get him a few more Chuckit items and a few more balls for the camper. We are teaching him fetch now. Hope there is a frisby as well as he tore through his Kong.

 
5.0

Buy one, it will last forever!

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from Alexandria, VA

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

This toy lasts forever! Invest one time at a very moderate/low price and you'll never need another one. If your dog likes to play fetch then this is a must have. Dogs like it because when you throw it you can adjust the distance and intensity based on your dogs needs.

 
5.0

Gets the ball out there!

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from McCloud, CA

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

First off... My family does NOT own a dog. I am NOT a dog person. I do, however, have two young sons, who of course love dogs.

So when my sons asked our neighbor if we could take her Australian shepherd with us to the park and she enthusiastically and gratefully said, "Yes." I had to agree. What I thought was going to be a one time thing has turned into a common occurrance which seems to work out for everyone. The neighbor's dog and my boys all get to help each other burn off some energy.

However, I did notice that while the dog LOVES to play fetch, my kids were getting tired of throwing the ball. The problem was the a 5 year-old can only throw the tennis ball so far, and it wasn't far enough as far as the dog was concerned.

So while we were at the pet store one day, I saw the Chuckit and got one. Wow! It's amazing how much further the ball goes. My kids love being able to throw the ball further, and have competitions to see who can throw it the furthest. And Sadie is finally happy, because she gets to run more than a few feet to go retrieve it. Makes everyone happy! :)

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5.0

My english bulldog loves his Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher!

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from Round Lake, IL

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

My 18 month old english bulldog loves to play ball, but I hate touching it after its been in his mouth and has slobber all over it. I already wash my hads a million times a day and don't like adding to it if I can help it. This product is perfect for me and my family. Its really easy to scoop up the ball and chuck it. My dog gets equally excited when he sees the launcher as when he sees a ball. I've bought a couple when I saw them on sale, and I shared with a couple friends as puppy presents when they adopted their dogs. They also love them a lot. I tell everybody about this thing if they have dogs and many people have come back and said thank you for the recommendation because they bought it and also love it!

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4.0

ChuckIt Ball Launchers are great for incessant retrievers!

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

Do you have one of those retrievers (or any breed, for that matter) that will chase a ball incessantly? How about two or three? If so, you know how fun it is for your dogs, but less so for the human who has to pick up wet, slobbery, occasionally muddy balls, throw them non-stop, and then carry them home.

Thank goodness for ChuckIt Ball Launchers! All you do is "seat" the ball in the launcher, and then flick the ball off the launcher into the air - somewhat like a lacrosse throw or soft serve in tennis. Don't try to "throw" the ball hard - it will just hit the ground in front of you. Try to release the ball at the top of your swing. The ball will sail further than most people can throw it on their own (unless you're a major league pitcher), which results in longer distances for your dogs to run. As long as they come back to you with the ball, you're good to go again - if not, you'll be doing a lot more walking to retrieve the ball for them. The only drawback I've found so far is if you play in the snow, the wet frozen ball can occasionally get stuck in the launcher (which somewhat adds to the fun when your dog is looking for wherever you tossed it!)

ChuckIts balls and launchers come in a variety of sizes, so you can find one to fit your dog's mouth. They also come in different handle lengths, so I find it handy to have a regular one for daily use (the longer handle means you don't have to bend over as far to get the ball back into the launcher) and a short "jr" one to store in the car for impromptu play.

 
1.0

Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors

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from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about Chuckit! Pocket Ball Launcher, Assorted Colors:

I did not like the big one and I did not want a smaller one witha ball that is even harder to control. If your dog chokes on the ball you will feel horrible but never as bad as your poor baby as the poor baby is gasping for air with the ball in his/her throat. Sorry to be a kill-joy but I am being honest you can play ball safely and I really do not think that this is the way to do it.

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