U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Oz
2,238 posts, read 8,874,378 times
Reputation: 1371

Advertisements

I've got a new treadmill. How can I train my dog to take a run on it? She runs outside with me when the weather is good enough, but winter in Kansas isn't the best running conditions. I'd like to get her a little exercise on the treadmill too, if I can get her to do it, but she's not too thrilled with it. She'll stand on it when it's not running, but as soon as it's going she'll jump off and go hide in her bed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Missouri
1,554 posts, read 4,134,187 times
Reputation: 740
Hey if Cesar Milan can get the dogs to do you can as well. You need to make it happy time. Give her treats when she gets on the treadmill and do it slow. Cesar Milan also ties them up on the treadmill as well so it feels like they are on a leash walking. You probably need to go slow.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Oz
2,238 posts, read 8,874,378 times
Reputation: 1371
Quote:
Originally Posted by kareybear View Post
Hey if Cesar Milan can get the dogs to do you can as well. You need to make it happy time. Give her treats when she gets on the treadmill and do it slow. Cesar Milan also ties them up on the treadmill as well so it feels like they are on a leash walking. You probably need to go slow.
LOL! Happy time...well, we'll see what the treats and leash do later tonight, thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
12,387 posts, read 31,343,833 times
Reputation: 8077
Dont tie the leash!!! You walk beside the treadmill [in place] the dog is on the treadmill going the same pace you are....give the heal comand. Do this in small increment 1-2 min working up to say 10 min. After a while the dog will jump right on and do it you can go sit down.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
12,387 posts, read 31,343,833 times
Reputation: 8077
Default Here's Jetta

Here's pic of Jetta walking on her treadmill...as you can see she does it alone after 2 months training. NEVER tied or forced!

Last edited by Katie1; 05-30-2008 at 08:49 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Oz
2,238 posts, read 8,874,378 times
Reputation: 1371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie1 View Post
Here's pic of Jetta walking on her treadmill...as you can see she does it alone after 2 months training. NEVER tied or forced!
LOL that is sooo awesome! Thanks for sharing...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-05-2008, 06:49 PM
 
1,177 posts, read 8,069,804 times
Reputation: 905
Have you tried it yet? Its really going to depend on the dog for what you have to do. Some you hook them up and they just go, I have a female who loves it and she gets on there by herself. Others seemed to take to it right off. I'd think if they didn't they will after awhile, try with a toy or treat to get them come to it, they will figure it out pretty easy. Don't get mad or frustrated if your dog doesn't though because that will only cause regression as with anything else it can take patience if your dog isn't right on at first.





Hope to be getting a new one this summer but we'll see.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
1,222 posts, read 4,563,912 times
Reputation: 857
My dad gets his golden to run on the treadmill. He is a high energy dog who is built like a tank. So, they put him on the treadmill to burn some of his energy.

One night my mother walked into the room to find Boomer still trotting away on the treadmill while my dad was asleep in the chair next to him, book on his chest. Poor dog had been on there for well over an hour. He was fine though and still had energy afterwards.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Oz
2,238 posts, read 8,874,378 times
Reputation: 1371
Okay I got her to run on it a little bit last night, but I had to put my exercise bike right next to it and ride holding her leash while she ran. LOL

She was kind of nervous about it and kept wanting to get off, so I only had her do it for a couple minutes. Maybe I can work up to longer times for her because I really want to get rid of some of her energy (Aussie shepherd/greyhound mix).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
12,387 posts, read 31,343,833 times
Reputation: 8077
great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:52 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top