I bought my younger dog, Joy, an ifetch too for Christmas.Yesterday we tried using it with her. My middle son, Conrad, helped with putting balls in it. Joy did not grasp the concept of what was going on. At one point she stuck her nose in the ifetch too to try to get back the ball he had just dropped into it. I made three videos of them with the ifetch. I will post one of them here.
This morning I put the ifetch into a chair. I taught Joy one summer to put the ball she fetched outside into the lawn chair. If I can get her to understand what is going on, I can train her to use the ifetch. She seemed to realize the machine was throwing the balls today. That will be today’s lesson. I’ll play with her and the ifetch in the chair a few more times. I’ve asked Conrad to record me putting the ball into the machine and Joy watching and running after it. When that is recorded, I’ll add that video to this post as well.