Gifts for Everyone: A Dog Lover like Leo

11/30/2006 at 03:00 PM ET

For those of us with dogs, playing fetch can occasionally be more fun for the pooch than for our tired throwing arm. Give your pooch-loving friends the gift that Leonardo DiCaprio (and a frisky French Bulldog) is already putting to good use — the Chuckit! Ball Launcher, $10. It may look like a back-scratcher, but it’s actually a panacea for your weary arm, letting you consistently throw anywhere between 100 and 140 feet. So, just make sure to take this gift outside before you test it out!

Click here to buy the Chuckit!, and click here for more ways to pamper your pet in Off the Rack.

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Photo: RAMEY; (inset)

FILED UNDER: Gift Ideas , Pets
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Bishop on

What a great way to get rid of all that restless energy. Once she runs 100 feet once or twice, a dog will definitely nap happily for the rest of the day. And if it doubles as a back-scratcher, all the better.

Brenda on

Too bad Leo doesn’t come with the ball launcher, though his dop is pretty cute, too. The launcher is a good idea, though—I’m in love with the most darling pug who can play fetch all day long. Maybe she’d like the launcher for Christmas!

Allison T. on

Not only is the ball launcher a clever idea, but it was fun seeing Leo’s dog, too. I know Tori Spelling has a well-dressed pug and Paris Hilton has that tiny, hairless thing, but which stars do you all think have the cutest pets?

gala on

Courteney Cox Arquette uses the same one

enigma on

I happened to see a “Chuckit” being used on the beach three years ago! I told a friend about it and they got it for their dog that LOVES to RUN VERY FAR, plus you never get tried of throwing the ball and BETTER yet you never have to touch that nasty wet dirt sand covered ball that only a dog would love to chew and ask for more!!!! Yuck!
I highly recommend getting it if you have a dog with tons of energy! Cheers!

Cathy Cole on


Hi, What an Idea! Thank you for sharing this posted article for me or for every one,
you made a great job for your Blog.Keep it up the good work..
Again thank you very much.. Cheers

Best Regards,
Cathy Cole
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