THE ONLY FOLDING DOG TREADMILL
Designed and patented the DogPacer is compact and portable. It took a lot of design time and testing to make the perfect treadmill for your dog and that is exactly what we've done! We knew that long treadmills weighing hundreds of pounds and costing $1000s would become obsolete... the future of dog health, happiness and fitness is in a sleek design that is functional and practical!
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
The DogPacer is made for all dogs. Because of our patented folding technology the DogPacer is extremely light and portable. Many people have dogs of various sizes and we have run hundreds of dogs from 1lb to 150lbs.
We spent a lot of time running dogs to find out just the right fitness programs for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Our computer has preset programs built in for your dog. You can also create your own program to suit your dogs' training needs.
**Shipping based on locations within the continental USA (lower 48). If available, shipping outside of the Continental USA (lower 48) will be extra.
Inch L-42.28 W-22 H-8.5
CM L- 107.4 W-56.1 H-21.7
Inch L-76.77 W-27.16 H-46.18
CM L-195 W-69 (with computer) H-117.3
Computer to ground height - 18.1 inch 46 cm
Product Weight : 79.2 Lbs 36 kg
Why do I need to buy a dog treadmill?
Because Your Dog deserved to get as much exercise as he needs. He deserved a healthy life! For years show dog owners, breeders, handlers, dog trainers and veterinarians have used and understood the physical and mental benefits that can be achieved with dog treadmills. They use them for focusing energy, toning muscles, behavior modification and improving overall vitality. In the past, the only dog treadmills available were big, bulky and expensive. DogPacer's goal is to take this little-known training and rehab technique mainstream, so that EVERY dog owner and dog can benefit. DogPacer is a dog specific treadmill. We designed and patented the DogPacer to be compact and portable. This took a lot of design and testing to make the perfect treadmill for your dog but we accomplished just that. We knew that long treadmills weighing hundreds of pounds and costing $1000s would become obsolete... the future of dog health, happiness and fitness is HERE!
What if my dog won't use the treadmill?
In our experience we have found that all dogs can learn to walk on a treadmill! If a dog has a problem learning to walk on a treadmill it is usually because the time spent introducing the dog to the treadmill was too short, or the owners did not provide consistent and adequate time training. If you are concerned about whether your dog will use the treadmill we are happy to talk with you, or refer you to a network of trainers that can provide additional treadmill training suggestions. Mostly, it is all in the approach and the energy behind your training that ensures success. We would like to mention that some dogs with medical conditions or illnesses may not/should not use the treadmill. It is always wise to consult with your veterinarian before beginning any exercise program. You may also email our professional vet for the free and competent advice.
How much time will it take to train my dog?
It really depends on you and it depends on your dog. Every dog is different and so is every human. I may take 10 minutes, a day, a week. However, we have found that if an honest effort is made and the training is consistent most dogs are easily walking on the treadmill within the first week. Each DogPacer is shipped with our specialized training instraction. If you are uncomfortable with the training process yourself, you may choose to contact one of our recommended training professionals for specific questions about your breed, issues/concerns, and one-on-one training sessions.
Is the dog treadmill just a lazy way to exercise your dog?
If you believe that treadmill exercise for your dog consists of sitting on the couch eating ice cream and watching your favorite TV program, while your dog is tied to the machine behind the couch - then the answer is YES. But, if your life is hectic and you care about getting your dog the regular exercise she needs, if the weather makes it difficult to get outside everyday, if your dog is rehabbing from an injury or surgery, if your dog is overweight, if you own a service dog, you live in a high traffic area, or if you personally are not able to get outside, then a dog treadmill is not a lazy way to exercise your dog. A dog treadmill is a smart choice that can in most cases can help you maintain the health and well-being of your pet without drugs or surgery. Exercising your dog on a treadmill should be a bonding experience…one that you both enjoy and do together. We believe that being outside with your dog is the best place to be, but we also know through our own personal experiences that it isn't always possible. Ultimately, it is about the level of commitment you have to keep your dog healthy and happy without resorting to drugs and surgery. For most dogs, a walk around the block once in the morning and once at night is not enough.
The DogPacer allows you to still enjoy your leisurely walks and get your dog the more intense exercise he/she needs. Remember a tired dog is a good and HAPPY dog.
At what age should I start exercising my dog on DogPacer?
Ideally, an exercise plan should be established when your dog is still a puppy and continue throughout your pet's life. For dogs under two (2) years (until the growth plates have closed), we recommend that you not exercise your puppy on an incline. As your dog ages, exercise tolerance and requirements can be adjusted. Always consult your veterinarian before you change an existing program or begin a new exercise program for your dog.
Why is exercise important for senior dogs?
Exercise is important for your elderly dog for many reasons. First of all, exercise helps maintain a healthy body weight. Being overweight may lead to a number of health problems. It places excess stress on your pet's heart. When the heart doesn't function properly, other organs may suffer including the brain, lungs, liver and kidneys. Over time, these problems may become severe enough to cause life-threatening conditions.
Osteoarthritis is degeneration of joints. This problem may develop during a pet's geriatric years causing pain and discomfort. Excess weight on these joints can speed up the disease. Believe it or not, moderate exercise can help to delay the continued degeneration of joints that are affected with osteoarthritis. Your elderly dog's mental health may also benefit from exercise. Activity keeps oxygen and other nutrients like glucose (blood sugar) at optimum levels in the brain. The brain is like every other organ in the body in that it requires good nutrition. As mentioned above, DO discuss your dog's exercise program with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can let you know if your pet has any health problems that might be exacerbated by some types of activity but not others. You need to know what type of exercise is safest for your elderly dog; you also need to know how frequently and for how long it should be done.