How To Train Your Dog, To Use Our Treadmills

The Do’s and Don’t of how to train a dog to use a treadmill


  • Follow the instructions set by the manufacturer.
  • Follow instructions established by your veterinarian or rehabilitation specialist.
  • Be in touch with your veterinarian or rehabilitation specialist if the treadmill is being used for weight loss or physiotherapy purposes.
  • Ensure that your dog can walk obediently on a leash.
  • Use a harness while on the treadmill, to provide support in case they stumble or fall.
  • Walk alongside your dog, holding the leash, encouraging him.
  • Use the side panels to prevent stepping off the side.
  • If your pet requires use of a sling, use it while on the treadmill for dogs.
  • Use lots of treats for training (positive reinforcement).
  • Offer water frequently.
  • Start slowly, with 2-3 minute sessions at first.
  • If your pet is afraid, stop the session and give lots of treats. Slowly start again, rewarding his progress every step of the way.
  • Pay attention to your pet’s level of fatigue.  Fatigue can predispose your dog to trips and falls.
  • Some models allow for a “quick release” lead tie to be used to help keep your dog on the treadmill. Use these with caution and only according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


  • Use a loud voice during training sessions. If your dog hesitates, is fearful or trips – using a loud voice can create fear, even if you aren’t scolding him.
  • Tie your pet’s collar to the treadmill, as a fall could lead to strangulation.
  • Start too fast.
  • Leave your pet alone on the treadmill.
  • Use negative reinforcement (punishment).
  • Increase the incline of the treadmill for dogs incline too fast.

It is likely that your pet will become fast friends with their treadmill for dogs. This wise investment in your dog’s health can be used for years to come and even alongside your own treadmill.

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Chase Pro Size Guide

Tips for measuring your dog

Medium Size

Ideal for dogs up to 100cm

Large Size

Ideal for dogs up to 120cm

X Large Size

Ideal for dogs up to 140cm

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Slatmills: Medium, Large, X Large

Carpet mills: Medium, Large

Examples Of Breed Sizes

Medium: French Bulldogs, Beagles

Large: German Shepherds, Rottweilers

X Large: Great Danes, Irish Wolf Hound

Furthermore, our team is capable of constructing a personalized Chase Pro Slatmill that aligns perfectly with your specific requirements, all while adhering to our standard design.

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New "Elevate" Model

Hand adjustable Incline running deck.
Introducing the Elevate slatmill, meticulously hand crafted to cater to your dog’s exercise regimen with professional-grade precision. 
The Elevate slatmill offers effortless monitoring of your dog’s progress through its digital speedometer. 
With a manual ratchet-style incline feature, you can seamlessly tailor the workout intensity to suit your dog’s needs, promoting optimal performance while minimising stress. 
Elevate Features

Elevate” the challenge by adjusting the deck height up to 200mm, simulating hill climbing for a comprehensive workout experience at your fingertips. Safety is paramount, ensured by the integrated deck lock system. Boasting a generous 385mm wide running surface, stainless steel bearings, and an adjustable belt tracking system, the “Elevate” is engineered to accommodate dogs weighing up to 80kg. Its 200mm wheel facilitates easy mobility, underscoring its practicality and functionality.

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