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Go-Go Dog Pals review

The Go-Go Dog Pal is an RC car for dogs to chase

Note: This is a paid review. Read more to learn how you can save $20 when you purchase a Go-Go Dog Pal. I’ve also included Amazon affiliate links.

Your dogs are going to love this!

The Go-Go Dog Pal is a heavy-duty, remote-control squirrel for your dog to chase.

I can just picture some of your dogs getting in on the fun. Plus, it’s just as entertaining for the humans. My husband and I had some good laughs watching our 70-pound Lab mix Ace chase the Go-Go Dog Pal around a park. And let’s just say we drew a few spectators.

It’s best if you see the toy in action, so we put together a short video of Ace vs. the Go-Go Dog Pal using our GoPro camera.

More about the Go-Go Dog Pal:

1.The Go-Go Dog Pal is marketed as a dog exercise tool for people with limited mobility, energy or time.

2. I see this as a toy for anyone who wants a fun way to interact with his or her dog.

3. The toy works best on very short grass, packed dirt or paved surfaces, according to

4. Each Go-Go Dog Pal is made with long-range operation up to 350 feet and has variable speed control up to at least 20 mph. The toy is about 8 pounds.

Ace enjoying a PoochPax Box

After a 10-minute test drive, here’s what we thought:

The good

  • Ace loved it, and a lot of other dogs will love it too.
  • It’s a great way to channel a dog’s natural prey/chase drive in a positive, constructive way. Our dog went nuts over it!
  • The Go-Go Dog Pal has an internal, rechargeable battery. Just plug it in to charge.
  • The toy’s outer shell does a really good job protecting the functioning parts of the toy underneath. Trust me, Ace gave it a good beating.
  • Most dogs won’t be able to pick up the toy, fit it in their mouths or puncture it (see how Ace couldn’t grab it in the photo? It’s too slick.)
  • If your dog is able to break the plastic shell, Go-Go Dog Pals will replace the shell for $10.
  • It comes with an extra “tail” which is good because Ace ripped that off in about two minutes.
  • The Go-Go Dog Pal comes with a tote bag for storage and carrying.

Here's what my dog received from PoochPax

The not so good

  • You have to supply your own batteries for the remote.
  • The toy works the best (fastest!) on pavement, but we don’t have a safe, paved area for our dog to run. A tennis court would be a great option.
  • Ace was able to catch the toy and flip it onto its back.
  • He was also able to scratch the plastic shell.

Which dogs will enjoy a Go-Go Dog Pal?

Probably most dogs!

I’m especially thinking of dogs that just need to chase things – terriers, sporting breeds, herding breeds, hounds. My parents’ springer spaniel comes to mind.

There are also three cairn terriers in my family, and I can imagine they would love to give the Go-Go Dog Pal a good chase. That would be hilarious considering it’s half their size.

Go-Go Dog Pals coupon code and ordering info

The Go-Go Dog Pal toy retails for $229, and there is free shipping. It is available at directly.

So what do you think? Does your dog love to chase?

The rottie photo and the golden photo are from

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Monday 18th of November 2013

Hmmm that looks cool, but I have a feeling I might also flip it over and then start chewing on it? Mum tends to get upset when I chew expensive stuff? :)

Wags to all,

Your pal Snoopy :)


Thursday 14th of November 2013

That is awesome! A bit pricy, but what a neat product/idea!


Thursday 14th of November 2013

I bet Pierson would absolutely love that toy! However, I can't see myself spending $200. :(

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 14th of November 2013

Haha, I can just picture him chasing it.


Thursday 14th of November 2013

I've had to teach my dogs to ignore the r/c cars that neighbors' kids play with in the street and park, so this is not for us!

Did Ace find it satisfying to catch the toy? When I use a flirt pole & stuffed toy with dogs, they really like the reward of catching it and chewing on it (and sometimes tugging with it). And they want the game to continue, so it's not too difficult encouraging/teaching a drop or give. I am having a hard time imagining that level of satisfaction with this toy.

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 14th of November 2013

The toy is really marketed for dogs who love the chase itself and see the chase as the reward. Ace is one of those dogs that is very obsessive about retrieving, so while he seemed to enjoy the chase I think it was frustrating for him that he couldn't pick this toy up in his mouth and bring it to us. For him, and maybe for your dogs, it would be best to offer them a rope toy or a reward for catching the Go-Go Dog Pal. I agree, a lot of dogs really want to grab onto something and shake it or carry it back.


Thursday 14th of November 2013

I don't think the price would be worth it for my little guys. We played with a $40 R/C car for a while and they got bored with it when it didn't turn out to taste very good when they caught it.. :)

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 14th of November 2013

Those poodles :)