Dog Trotter Evo Pro - LG - Dog Treadmill
Dog Trotters are used worldwide by all types of dogs. From Pets to Police Dogs, Show dogs to Dock Dogs. All breeds can and do enjoy and benefit from regular exercise on a Dog Trotter. The World’s Safest K9 Treadmill.
Why would anyone purchase a treadmill for a dog?
Treadmills provide numerous benefits beyond what can normally be achieved from walking or even running a dog. The Dog Trotter Pro, provides the resistance needed to develop strength and muscle. Likewise, by altering the resistance, the dog can achieve an excellent cardiovascular workout that is tailored to meet any exercise goal. Treadmill exercise also provides versatility while adding consistency to any exercise program. Along with walking your dog, playing Frisbee or fetch, the treadmill is an additional exercise that, when added to an existing regimen, will insure your dog uses all its muscles and is in peak physical condition. Exercise is the key ingredient to good health, good mental agility and longevity. Additionally, it is important to understand that most dogs were bred to perform daily tasks, alongside humans. If a dog does not get adequate exercise (adequate may be more than you might believe), this instinctive energy will build up and demand an outlet. So if your dog's chewing the couch and indulging in a little excessive barking, it may very well be that he's bored and under exercised.
What is your warranty?
Manufacturer guarantees (1) Each machine offers quality and performance unsurpassed by any competitors. (2) each machine has a 2 year warranty on all parts (limited to original owner). (3) if you are not satisfied with your machine you can return it within THIRTY (30) days for a full refund (all shipping expenses paid by customer). (4) Manufacturer will repair or replace any defective part for the first two years at no cost to you.
Is the Dog Trotter safer than an electric treadmill?
There are many things to consider before running a dog on a treadmill designed specifically with the human in mind or any electric treadmill. Keep in mind, humans have a shorter gait than most dogs and thus require a shorter treadmill. Other reasons to be cautious in using a human treadmill for your dog are stability and comfort. An unstable treadmill will be uncomfortable and unsafe for a dog to use. The Dog Trotter frame construction provides a solid, sturdy and secure foundation for the dog's running surface yet has a degree of flexibility built into the running surface that is easier on the dogs joints. The 2 or 4 point hook ups keep the dog centered right where they need to be to feel safe and secure. Dog Trotter Treadmills are absolutely the safest K9 treadmills on the market. There are no openings or gaps in the running surface or sides for the dog to get their feet or toes caught in. One more thing, electric treadmills have caused serious injuries to dogs because dogs can't tell you when they have had enough. With our treadmills this not a problem. The dog maintains his own pace.
How do I get my dog to use the treadmill?
It is best if your dog is leash broken. If your dog has never been on a treadmill of any kind it is best to have the mill slightly elevated in the front before you put the dog on it .Walk your dog up to the rear of the machine and try to get him to jump up on the machine. If he will not gently pick him up and place him onto the running surface and just hold on to the leash. With the machine elevated the track should start to roll backwards. Some dogs will take off as if they were born on it! Others will need a little coaxing. If he does begin to walk or run just hold onto the leash for a minute or two before you hook them up to the adjustable hookups. If he does not begin to walk right away, do not hook him up to the hookups just yet. Simply move to the front of the mill and get down at face level and give the dog some encouragement while holding him by the leash. Be patient and let the dog just stand there. This helps your dog gain familiarity with the treadmill and will ease any fears the dog may have of the machine. You should entice him with gentle words of encouragement or even a treat. You should repeat these steps until the dog is at ease on the treadmill. Then once he is familiar with the machine you should put him on and hook him up to the adjustable hookups, move to the front of the treadmill and entice him to move. You may also give the belt a gentle push to get him started. Always give the dog plenty of praise when he starts to walk. After awhile he will jump up on the mill and take off before you can get him hooked up!