What is a dog exercise treadmill

A dog exercise treadmill can be both healthy and humorous. There are models for every shape of dog and weight. Explore the options below...

You Tube has become a place where you can find a video on just about anything. The quality varies from video from a cell phone to professionally shot videos with production crews and scripts to promote products and services.

Have you ever seen a dog exercise treadmill? There are several videos of dogs on treadmills and most of them are quite humorous.

Many people use treadmills to exercise their dogs if they live in areas where the weather is bad during the winter or if their dogs are just indoor dogs.

There is even a website dedicated to the fitness, rehab and exercise for dogs. You can visit it at www.fitfurlife.com. They have articles on training, dog exercise treadmills, shows, case studies and more.

In previous articles we have discussed several makers of dog exercise treadmill products in both animal powered and motorized versions.

In general, you can find a dog exercise treadmill (animal powered) for less than four hundred dollars for any size dog.

It is interesting to note that the company that makes furniture quality treadmills for dogs is the least expensive company out there but is in Michigan (Temperance) along with the biggest motorized dog exercise treadmill maker (Ottawa Lake).

Fitfurlife.com offers three models for home use and one for professional (vet, dog trainer, breeder, etc.). The small and medium models feature an aluminum frame, pressed plywood deck and tapered 60 mm rollers.

They have a fully adjustable incline up to a ten percent grade in one tenth percent increments. The large and professional models have a welded steel frame, with a pressed plywood deck and 60 mm rollers as well.

All models include wire mesh sides and a harness to fit the dog except for the professional model that includes all three size harnesses to fit most breeds of dog.

Starting with the small dog exercise treadmill you get a 1.25 HP motor for speeds from one half a mile per hour to a little over six miles per hour.

The professional model has a three HP motor and has speeds fully adjustable from a low of a quarter mile an hour to twelve and a half miles per hour at peak speeds.

You need to contact the distributor in your area to get a price on the model of your choice. In the UK you can get a small model for 659 pounds plus VAT and the professional model goes for 1865 pounds plus VAT.


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