In this week of product reviews, it’s worthwhile to note the newest addition to the Affordable Agility product family. I’m really excited to be able to introduce the Doggie Treadmill!
A Pooped Out Dog Is A Happy Dog!
This is the time of year when our dogs don’t seem to get enough exercise. Just like us, if our dogs jump right into an agility training routine and aren’t in shape and their muscles aren’t strong, they can hurt themselves. (stretching can lessen this, but nothing beats exercise!) Not only that, but our dogs have endless energy! They love to play hard, and sleep comfortably after they’re done. There’s nothing better than watching a worn-out dog sleep. They’re so cute, and look so happy!
Training Your Dog To A Treadmill
Treadmills are easy to train with lots of positive reinforcement, if you go slow and steady, and can be safer than outdoor walks if your sidewalks are caked with salt. They’re also wonderful for strengthening the hamstring/gluteal section of your dogs body (hind end, for those who are wondering:D) if you use the incline properly. I like to use them to build endurance (something I personally have problems with at a faster-than-a-walk pace, since I have cold/humidity + exercise = asthma- and I live in New York which is by turns cold, and humid. I digress….) I can’t keep up with my dog in an endurance walk, but with a treadmill I can keep him company and encourage him to keep going and tell him how wonderful he’s doing! For an active agility dog, endurance exercises can be a godsend since it builds muscle tone and encourages deep-chested breathing.
Remember all the rules for you on a treadmill apply to your dog, too! warm-up, cool down, and cardio! Our treadmills come with instruction manuals, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us here at the blog, or at AffordableAgility.com. We’ll be happy to help!
We Need Your Feedback! Watch the Video!
It’s not everyday you see these Dog Treadmills. We are curious as to your opinions and thoughts. Is it something your dog would enjoy? How much time would you run him or her on it? Please share after watching this cool video!)
Go here to check out the video of how it works!