ChuckIt! Classic Ball Launcher Reviewed
There are plenty of ways you could spend playtime with your furry friend, but nothing beats the classic game of fetch. What is it exactly about throwing and fetching that dogs find so stimulating? We may never know the answer, but one thing is true: fetch is one of the best ways you can provide your dog with play, exercise, and a good quality time—all in just one game. However, the game of fetch has long been overdue for an update. And truthfully, you probably could only go at it half the time that your dog could. With the amazing ChuckIt! Classic Ball Launcher, not only could you increase the amount of time you could play fetch; you could also finally enjoy it just as much as your dog does.
Durability and Reliability
The ChuckIt! Ball Launcher is designed for endless outdoor use. It’s made of two components: the launcher and the ball. The launcher is made with a durable plastic that can withstand all sorts of grime, dirt, and excessive use. The plastic itself has just the right amount of elasticity to pick up dry or sodden balls and grip them effectively. The ChucktIt! ball is made of a strong rubber material that is designed to tolerate repeated launching and fetching. The balls are made with brightly colored materials, so your dog will never have any issues finding them after a throw.
One of the biggest drawbacks of playing fetch is how tiresome it could be. Majority of the time, the dog always outlasts the human. Even as much as pet owners would want to keep playing, they just get too tired to go on. This ball launcher has an ergonomic design that allows you to throw farther distances, giving your dog more fetching time while you expend less effort. The product also happens to come in a variety of lengths in order to accommodate for your height. You’ll never again have to bend down in order to pick up a ball just to throw it again. This ChuckIt! Launcher makes playing with your dog more efficient and essentially more enjoyable for you and your pet.
The ball launcher comes in an impressive 13 different lengths. You’d have to pick which one will work best for you and your dog. The 13 lengths are split up into 3 different groups of launchers: Original, Sport, and Pro. Each type of launcher is also designed to work with a particular size of dog.
The Original launcher is the classic style. It comes in 3 lengths—Junior (18 inches), Classic (26 inches), and Ultra Grip (26 inches). All three Original ball launchers are made for medium sized dogs such as Labrador Retrievers and Bulldogs. These launchers use medium-sized balls that are 2.5 inches in diameter.
The Sport group of launchers has the most sizing selections. The small Sport launchers come in two lengths—14 inches and 25 inches. These launchers can pick up balls that are about 2 inches in diameter. These small launchers are designed to work with smaller dog breeds such as Beagles and Boston Terriers. The medium Sport launchers come in lengths of 12, 18, and 25 inches; these hold 2.5-inch balls and are designed for medium dog breeds. The Sport launcher also comes with one large size designed for large dog breeds such as Doberman Pinschers. This launcher is 26 inches in length and can hold a ball that is 3 inches in diameter.
Lastly, the Pro group of launchers is made for medium to extra large dog breeds. The medium Pro launcher comes in lengths of 18 and 25 inches, which can hold 2.5-inch balls. The large Pro launcher only comes as 26 inches long, which is designed for 3-inch balls. The extra large Pro launcher, which is perfect for extra large dog breeds such as Great Danes, comes at 26 inches long. This launcher can hold 3.5-inch balls.
Cost and Value
The ChuckIt! Company has done an excellent job of providing dog owners with many choices to pick the perfect ball launcher. The longer launchers are designed for greater launch distances, while the shorter launchers are best for travel. The launchers range from just under $7 for the shortest 12-inch Original ChuckIt! to roughly $23 for the extra large Pro launcher. No matter which one of the launchers you get, just know that you’re paying for a quality toy that will give you and your dog hours upon hours of excellent fun playing fetch.