Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher

An automatic ball launcher is perfect for fetch loving dogs as it allows them to play ball to their heart’s content without wearing you out or keeping you busy when you have other things to do. The Gotcha Talking Launcher is designed for very small dogs and launches miniature tennis balls, it is great to give your pup exercise and play even when you’re not able to take part. The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher even talks to your pet, saying “good dog!” and “Get the ball” the talking is optional so can be switched off.

Gotcha Talking Features & Pricing

The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher is the smallest of the available launchers, it weighs approximately 1.8 pounds making it very light and easy to move around. The launcher is a simple design that has a white body, with a red funnel and a red launching tube, it has an on/off switch and on the underside has a noise on/off switch and a battery compartment. The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher is available through Amazon and is 40%+ cheaper than the popular automatic ball launcher iFetch (information from The Gotcha is not ideal for using outside as it cannot get wet or be used in damp environments.

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The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher is the cheapest available, it is available for $59.99 on Amazon which is roughly half the price of the competitive brand automatic launchers. The launcher has been designed for small dogs in small spaces and the furthest it can launch a ball is 12 feet making it ideal for indoor use.


It is interactive as your dog can bring the balls and place them in the funnel on top of the machine themselves to have continuous play, the machine also talks to your dog (the Gotcha Talking Ball Launcher is the only talking launcher available). The idea behind the talking is positive reinforcement and interaction.

Ball Size & Launching Distance

The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher uses miniature tennis balls (1.5 inches) rather than standard tennis balls (2.5 inches), unlike other automatic ball launchers this one does not have an adjustable launching distance, it will launch a ball a maximum of 12 feet.

Power Options

The Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher works on 4 C batteries or an AC adapter but this is not included.


The fetcher makes a ‘whizzing’ noise when it is preparing to launch a ball, some dogs may take a little bit of time to get used to the noise but that is completely normal

What’s Included?

  • The Automatic Ball Launcher
  • 3 x 1.5 inch Miniature Balls
  • Instruction Manual

Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Machine available from:

Model Specifications Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher
Size 9 x 8.5 x 6.5 inches
Batteries Used 4 C-cell batteries
Can it be used on mains power? Yes – AC Adapter not included
Ball Launching Distance 12 feet
Ball Size Miniature (1.5” in diameter)
Price $59.99

Gotcha Talking Videos & Reviews

This video shows the Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher in action, you see a dog playing fetch and she’s clearly loving the game! This video is also good because you hear the launcher voice saying “Good dog” and “Get the ball”.

Here’s a slow motion clip of the Gotcha Ball Launcher shooting a ball and a textbook jump and catch from the dog! This cool video also gives you an idea of how the ball launches in terms of height and angle.

Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher Summary

This ball launcher is a great, inexpensive toy for a small dog. It has been specifically made with small dogs in mind and therefore: uses miniature tennis balls, is perfect for indoor use and does not launch further than 12 feet. It is different from the iFetch (one of the leading competitive brands) as the Gotcha Launcher has the talking feature and is a lot cheaper, however the iFetch does have the distance adjustment feature and can launch balls up to 30 feet. If you are planning on using the ball launcher for your small dog, indoors and you don’t want to spend too much money the Gotcha Talking Automatic Ball Launcher is an awesome choice.

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