Treadmills for Dogs
Treadmills are not used by the humans but also used by the dogs. Treadmills provide various benefits not just to humans but to dogs also and used in the same way like running and walking. Dogs use these treadmills to perform simple analysis of gait. The treadmill enables the dog show handlers to study the gait of a dog and if the movement of a dog is not correct then make the corrections. It also helps the handlers to find out the proper speed of the dog.
Then the handler can train the dogs in increasing their natural speed and develop their muscles so that the dog can stick to the ring fast. The incline of the treadmill for dogs provides the immunity which is needed to develop muscle and strength. The dog can perform a good cardiovascular workout to meet their exercise goal. Through the treadmill, the dog can use all its muscles and become fit. The treadmill allows a dog to run, walk or jog even in the inclement weather.
Treadmill exercise is considered as a fun activity which is enjoyed by a dog. If one’s dog is using the treadmill machine for the first time, then one should walk a dog over the machine while the machine is in the off position. This helps the dog getting familiar with the treadmill and the dog will not have any fear from the machine. This process should be repeated again and again.
Through several repetitions, the dog will automatically respond to the machine and step forward to perform the exercise like walking. Firstly, the machine should be turned in the slow position and then slowly adjust the speed to accommodate the response of the dog. In few weeks, the dog will be running without the help of a lead.
The exercise plan should be followed right from the birth of the dog and continue till the life of the dog. The three treadmills are available for a dog which can be adjusted to 0-11 degrees. The dogs which are below 2 years of age, they should not be allowed to exercise on an incline.
If the dog grows little old, then the requirements and tolerance for the dog exercise should be adjusted. Before changing an existing program for the dog, one should consult the veterinarian. Treadmills are also helpful for the elderly dogs to remain healthy and to maintain the weight of the body.
Benefits provided by Treadmills to Dogs
- Improve well-being, health and longevity
- Provide exercise in adverse weather
- Reduce risk of serious injury
- Condition muscles to show ring speed
- Prevent obesity and associated problems
- Develop muscle strength and stamina
- Correct faults in movement
- Control the dogs exercise regimen