Skip to content

Our dogs love the GoDogGo!

August 6, 2009
Ferrari and Sonic next to the GO DOG GO!

Ferrari and Sonic next to the GO DOG GO!

All of us needed some fun after picking up our props, fencing, and equipment the day after the North Dakota State Fair ended. The fairgrounds was already pretty deserted and we had a couple days to relax before heading to Metra Park in Billing, MT. We decided it was time to bust out the ball launching machine called the “GO DOG GO!”.  I acquired it for my dogs back in 2002.

My dogs have always loved it! However, it has been awhile since they’ve had a chance to play GODOGGO, as it has been in storage. However, since I moved to my new two acre ranch in California I’ve slowly been trying to unpack my things. I found the “GO DOG GO!” about a week before leaving for my summer tour. So I decided to take it along with me. I thought it would be fun to let the dogs play with it again and let some of the new dogs experience it.

On Sunday, the rain finally stopped and the sun came out. So we headed out for some ball action chaos. The dogs had so much fun chasing balls in the middle of the fairgrounds in Minot, ND.  It was a perfect day to let them give it a go. Sonic was the only one brave enough… ummm or dense enough (haha!) to stand directly in front of the ball launcher on a couple occasions. She didn’t seem to care. I think she was trying to block the balls so the other dogs couldn’t get them. Sonic was also the only one that quickly picked up on the concept of dropping the ball back into the reservoir to reload it. She was a “GO DOG GO!” natural.

The best pop-fly catcher was definitely Ivy; Usmans dog. The rest of the pack pretty much waited for the balls to hit the ground and bounce, then they would chase them down. Abby was pretty clueless. She participated a few times, but really had more fun watching the other dogs running around like chickens chasing the balls. She preferred to soak up the sun!  After a bit, Usman decided to try it out for himself. Let’s just say, next time we bring out the “GO DOG GO!” we are going to put him in a crate. LOL!

Overall, I give the “GO DOG GO!” a five star rating. It’s a great product and a really cool invention. Just be careful and keep your dogs back a couple feet from the launcher when it is firing the balls into the air. It does have a resistance setting that allows you to adjust how high in the air the balls are launched. You can also change the settings allowing balls to launch every 7 seconds to 15 seconds.


Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!

Pros: Fun for dogs of all ages! Great exercise for toy driven dogs. If your dog digs tennis balls they are going to love it. Less slobber on your hands when playing ball with your dog. It is perfect for a nice sunny day when you feel like being lazy, but still need to get your dog some exercise.

Cons: Must train your dog to stay back and wait for the ball to launch, otherwise they might get frightened by it. Doesn’t shoot the balls fast enough when you have 8 to 10 dogs waiting for a ball on the field. I guess we need a couple more devices to accommodate as many dogs as we are traveling with this summer. 😉

For more information visit the official GODOGGO website at:

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 20, 2010 1:10 am

    Great product review testing it with multiple dogs. Will include a link on this web page.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s