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So one great form of exercise is Teaching your dog how to run on Treadmill it’s wonderful look for those Really rainy days um this treadmill here In particular this is a dog pacer this Treadmill is designed for dogs because It’s longer It has that little incline on it and has This bar right here which makes it Really easy to put an attachment onto so You can use a regular human treadmill You do not have to use a dog treadmill For years i would just get a free Treadmill off craigslist and i would get My dogs around that okay so you don’t Have to have a fancy dog treadmill i’m Just a fancy dog trainer and i like Fancy stuff but you can really use Anything um well any kind of human Treadmill so First things first you have to teach Your dog a place if your dog doesn’t Know how to place you can’t teach them Run on on the treadmill my opinion place Should be like the very first thing a Dog is taught because it helps teach a Lot other behaviors such as this and Down stays and all sorts of fun things But yeah we want to get the dog to be Comfortable and confident on a place yes When the dog is confident in this Command and comfortable with it they can Maintain it That is when i’m going to now introduce
The treadmill as a place now many of you May need to use a leash initially to Guide your dog onto it i am going to Just use this little pull tab here it’s Just a little braided A little braided leather with a Leak snap on it so Um Many of you will need to help your dog Onto it with the leash to be some Guidance you’re also going to want some Food monster free So Place A safe place i may need to lure her Right onto here she went right on she’s Used to this she’s ran on here many Times so she’s like what are you doing Mom yes But for most dogs you might even have to Put some food on here but use the leash To guide them onto it If your dog is a little bit worried it’s Okay help them out with some more food High value rewards i’ve used peanut Butter for this for a lot of dogs so That way it helps distract them from Being nervous so i’ll use some peanut Butter and then i’ll use the leash so That way they don’t try to move away From it right get them onto here free Release them off of it okay and then we Do it again Monster
Come Right here Yeah i’m just going to help around Good girl Place we get it right on Walk her up onto it yes Mark reward Free very nice so when the dog is Confidently Come on man Jumping onto the treadmill like it’s a Place and wanting to stay on to here Just like monster yes This is where i’m going to move on to The next step so the next step is Getting the dog used to the sound Of the treadmill okay i’m gonna get her Off of it onto the place and i’m gonna Let her hear it the reason why i do this Next rather than first is because it Might freak the dog out at first and They might want to avoid this right Whereas if the dog is used to this Object and just hears it while it’s neck While the dog’s next to it it’s more Likely that they’re going to be more Comfortable with that because they’ve Already been on it they already know What it is it’s not just some random Thing making spooky sounds monster free So i’m going to go put it right here Stay And i’m just going to turn the treadmill On
And it’s going to move and i’m just Going to get her used to hearing that Because it does make some sounds some Dogs are very sensitive to the sounds Other dogs don’t really care Yes if if i have a dog that’s a little Nervous i’m going to be right here yes I’m going to be paying them Yes as they’re hearing the sound the Treadmill this one’s pretty quiet right Now it’s actually normally a bit louder But the dog is totally fine hey you see That track it’s moving you hear those Sounds it’s making some noises um and The dog’s fine that is where i’m now Going to get them onto the treadmill and Turn it on okay so we’ll turn this off Monster free Good girl monster place Not that one i’ll help you she’s like i Think i’m supposed to go this one come On baby good girl place very nice so i Get my dog onto the treadmill here and You’re going to want some kind of way to Hook your dog onto here okay and then I’m going to be right here next to my Dog helping them through this process Because your dog’s probably going to get Nervous at first it’s normal It is something new anytime the dog is Introduced to something brand new There’s going to be element to Nervousness or stress with that as long As we keep it short and sweet and the
Dog ends with a good attitude we’re good So this is just going to be a very quick Thing with your dogs i would make it Super fast as well just a few seconds of Them and and of moving on to the Treadmill just getting that walking Motion okay we’re not running yet we’re Not pushing the dogs it’s just oh yeah It moves now good job you’re done okay So i’m going to turn it on And i’m going to be right here with her Yes if i had a brand new dog right this Is where i would be i would be helping Them out yes And if that dog was moving very nicely Like she is I’m going to get the dog off of it it’s Very likely your dogs might be like oh No it’s moving and go limp right that’s A very normal thing that’s where i might Just support the dog until they do a Couple steps then i’ll turn it off and Then we would be done Monster free Just like that and i always release the Dog off the front of the treadmill okay Not off the back of the treadmill this Way they understand the flow and how it Works versus i’m just going to put the Brakes on and i’ll eventually get off That way right so we want to make sure The dog’s getting off here so we’ll do Another one of those this time we’re Going to increase some speed so let’s
Say you’ve been doing that with your dog And your dog’s now starting to get Confident with it moving at that really Slow pace we’re going to increase some Speed okay monster are you hanging out With nate She’s like yeah i’m gonna hang out here Good girl she’s like i’m getting tired Monster come Good girl Place Get her right on the treadmill here good Girl she’s gonna walk right up to here Good job Hook her up Turn it on Good It’s going at this point your dog is Confidently walking I’m gonna relieve this they’re a little Bit too tight right there you don’t want To be that tight there we go And now i’m gonna increase the speed Just to a nice Walk right if your dog’s walking really Nicely like this perfect have them on Here for five minutes maybe ten that’s Where i would definitely cut it off take Them off and you know let them relax Okay Over time you can work up to your dog Running on the treadmill after they’re Very confident and comfortable with Walking on it just like monsters you can
Start to increase speed now some dogs if You start to increase speed too much or Too fast they’re going to Be at the very end of the treadmill and Going to try it be putting ass little Effort into it to follow the track That’s where you definitely want to go Slower with those dogs there’s other Dogs out there they will be running at The edge right here or right at the very Top and for those dogs i turn up the Speed i actually have some dogs that Will try to do it themselves they’ll Actually whack right here usually Uh huskies i had one his name was dandy He was obsessed with it he would hit his Pawn over and over again But yeah eventually you can get your dog Jogging this one here you can have like A little program set to it Other ones you can set the incline and Change it around good girl Good girl but always watch your dog when They’re on the treadmill never leave a Dog unattended on a treadmill good job Baby Nice job So as you can see she’s super confident This is a good speed for her um Maximum amount of time i’ve put my dogs On a treadmill for i would say it’s like 30 minutes after 30 minutes i typically Take them off every dog is different And i’ll go ahead and shut it off
Good girl Very nice And then unhook her And then release her monster free now Plenty of dogs can run without this Eventually she definitely can in the Beginning i would have this on them just In case they try to jump off this way or Try to freeze up and fall off the track Um but over time you don’t even need This on here and the dog can go on here And run all right but yeah that’s how You teach your dog how to run on a Treadmill super useful behavior to teach I recommend it to everybody thanks again For watching i hope you guys enjoyed Today’s episode make sure you hit that Like button subscribe hit the Notification bell if you want to support The channel of course as always hit that Join button and we’ll see you guys in The next one thanks again [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] You