|Why Does Your Dog Need a Treadmill?|
If you’re a dog owner, you know what it’s like when you can’t get out to take your dog for a walk. Sometimes our lives are too hectic and sometimes the weather prevents us from roaming outdoors at our leisure. But unfortunately, dogs (especially large working breeds) become bored easily. If their extra energy is not expelled on a walk or through some form of play, it will build up until they can’t contain it anymore. When that happens, it is usually released through annoying behavior such as random, unnecessary barking or tearing apart furniture, shoes, or other belongings. The last thing anyone wants is to come home to see couch stuffing thrown around the living room. So what can you do to prevent something like that from happening when you don't have the time to take your dog outside for proper exercise, or when the weather simply doesn't permit it?...You might consider buying a dog treadmill.
You may also be thinking, “who would get a dog if they don’t have the time to take care of it?” The purpose of a treadmill, quite simply, is not to replace regular exercise but to act as a healthy alternative when you can't walk and play with your dog enough. As mentioned before, sometimes life gets in the way. We can’t always control our schedules, and we certainly can’t control the weather.
What if you were sick or injured? Who would take care of your dog's exercise routine then? Treadmills can provide simple in-home exercise that anyone, even the elderly or disabled owner, can use for their dog when they aren't physically able to walk their beloved pet. They can also provide rehabilitation for injured dogs and help to correct anxious behavioral problems.
Owners of competition dogs can use treadmills to check and correct their dog’s posture and stride where necessary, while conveniently providing some extra exercise and conditioning for a show. Our treadmills let the dog walk at an even pace while the owner/trainer remains stationary and to the side, concentrating on the dog’s movement.
In conclusion, treadmills are not the only form of exercise you should have for your dog, but they certainly can be used as an easy and effective addition to any daily fitness regimen. They have been used by professionals for some time. Now they are available to everyone.