Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Treadmills: you may hate them with the wrath of Achilles or simply use them to hang clothes on, but there's now an even better use for them! Stop avoiding your treadmill and utilize it for your dog--you won't even have to break a sweat (only Fido will)! Read on for tips to help your fuzzy friend transition to the treadmill.

The Professional
Why the Treadmill?
Why the treadmill you ask? Aside from the snow, rain and heat, juggling poop bags, holding an umbrella or toting boots isn't always ideal. But with a treadmill, your precious pooch never has to miss out on his or her daily walk! In addition, dogs that could stand to lose a few pounds are easier to get onto a treadmill than dragging them out into the elements. Just ask your veterinarian to provide you with some fitness or weight loss goals based on your pet's current fitness level, age and breed before beginning any serious exercise regimen.

The Little Engine That Could
Treadmills are a wonderful fitness resource for high-energy dogs. They provide an extra outlet of activity and allow you to push your spunky pal to the next level by simply increasing the treadmill speed. If your dog gets bored at home and begins to adopt unfavorable habits, it might be time to offer more engaging options for your canine and a treadmill might be just the ticket! For athletic dogs that participate or compete in agility, the treadmill is an excellent addition to your dog's already active lifestyle and will ensure your dog in stays in tip top shape for agility practice and events.

The Treadmill at Morris K9 Campus
Morris K9 Campus is thrilled about our treadmill from Fit Fur Life. Designed with your pet's safety in mind, the Professional, has wire meshing on the sides to ensure your dog stays on track and the added feature of a harness, which attaches to the mesh sides, will keep any dog upright and safe. Fitness at Morris K9 Campus has never been better! Watch for more details in the next coming days!

Let us know how you think your dog would do on the treadmill!


  1. I don't have a dog right now, just three spoiled cats who viewed the treadmill as their personal furniture. The dog that I did have growing up, a slightly obese miniature dachshund would not have been at all pleased with the idea of a new exercise device. Honestly, he's the only dog I ever met who didn't even like to go for walks.

    Debra Stang
    Author of HOSPICE TAILS

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