|Liam prepares his attack.|
I'm here to tell you that it ain't necessarily so.
Most dogs and cats aren't dumb, and they won't do anything that doesn't seem worthwhile. Playing with a laser toy might seem fun, but all of my cats and the dog have figured out the main drawback of this toy: They can't catch it. If I try to engage the pets in laser play, the cats will just ignore me, and the dog ends up doing something like this a few times until he gives up.
|Note that the red dot is behind him.|
So, hours of play are pretty much impossible. Minutes of play might be possible, but only if your pet is very trusting.
I don't use the laser toy at all anymore. It makes me feel too much like Lucy, pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. Throwing the ball for the dog or using a feather toy with the cat is much more entertaining for everyone involved.