It gives your dog the ability to exercise regardless of weather conditions
* Aids in training, conditioning, or rehabilitation * Helps decrease boredom * Curbs destructive behaviour, that often results from boredom * Provides additional exercise that can improve movement and overall well-being
Treadmills for Dogs
Why you should consider a treadmill, which is specifically designed for canines. Dog treadmills have pet-friendly features such as:
* Side walls that help keep your dog from jumping off preventing injury * Various sizes, making it easy to find that perfect fit for your dog
* A purpose built designed frame to keep the dog safe at all times * A lead attachment to keep your dog safely secured on the machine
Do Dog Treadmills Differ From Human Treadmills?
The short answer is YES. We don’t recommend a human treadmill to be used for a dog’s as it does not have the same safety features the dog treadmill has. A human treadmill can be extremely dangerous to your dog, leaving the dog free to jump off at any time which can cause injury.
Important Safety Tip’s
As with any kind of exercise, it’s important to practice safety. Some things to consider include: * Never leave your dog unattended while on a treadmill * Allow your dog to warm up prior to exercise and cool down afterwards * Avoid letting your dog exercise right after a meal (prevents an upset stomach) * Limit the water intake before exercise (prevents piddles on the machine) * Ease your dog into treadmill exercise it will take a them a few sessions to get comfortable * Set an easy pace and gradually increase when your dog is ready
Supplement, Don’t Replace Don’t look at exercise on a dog as an alternative to regular outdoor walks or runs. From the sights and smells to the feel of fresh air on your face, exercising outside gives an element of freedom and stimulation that indoor exercising just can’t replicate. Although a doggie treadmill can exercise your dog, it isn’t quite the same as taking an actual walk together. Going for a walk is a great way to bond with your dog while also reinforcing you as the master. Walks also introduce your dog to new people, pets, and environments–none of which can come from solely exercising indoors on a doggie treadmill. In a nutshell, dog treadmills are not meant to replace outdoor adventures. They are meant to be a supplemental tool to help fill in the voids when outdoor exercise isn’t doable.