Pet owners might think it’s impossible to get their dog on a treadmill, but once you do, there are a host of benefits for dogs and owners.
Benefits of using a treadmill:
Your dog learns to focus on consistent movement during treadmill workouts and to keep pace with the belt, which engages their mind and body. It’s also a great way to add variety to your dog’s existing exercise routine.
Reduce behavioral problems
A dog treadmill will dramatically improve your dogs general health, even relieving stress. A treadmill workout can be part of high-energy or working breeds “job.” Dogs have to “work” in order to stay on the treadmill, and it gives them a specific task to focus on. Increased mental stimulation helps dogs to feel important and happy.
Improve training results
Under-exercised dogs have trouble concentrating on tasks, such as training, or might be difficult to control. This can can make even the most basic obedience training time-consuming and ineffective. You’ll find “worked” dogs are better able to focus, resulting in improved training outcomes. Just 10 minutes on the treadmill can help your dog be ready to learn new skills and obedience training.
Stay fit or get fit
Offering treadmill workouts in conjunction with a healthy diet can help dogs build muscle tone, increase stamina, and lose weight. With a well laid out exercise program you can vary your dogs workout, like changing speed and increasing the distance, even varying the incline.
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