Blog Should Your Dog Exercise on the Treadmill?
You may think this is a ridiculous form of exercise for your dog, but it’s actually very beneficial to your dog, in more ways than just physical health too. Putting your dog on the treadmill has mental health benefits as well.
Disrupts Bad Behaviors
When your dog doesn’t receive an ample amount of exercise they will take the energy and find a different outlet for it. In certain cases it can be destructive or unruly. Try the treadmill and see if the unruly conduct continues.
Adding the treadmill to your dogs exercise regimen will help your dog use all it’s muscles. For this benefit to be maximized your dog should have other exercise activities scheduled.
Jogging on the treadmill helps maintain a healthy weight. Keeping your dog at a healthy weight should be a top priority. Obesity in dogs can cause your dog’s heart to work harder than it needs to. Overtime when the heart works too much it can lead to other health issues relating to the brain, liver, and kidneys.
Fun for the Dog
Just like playing outdoors jogging on the treadmill is a fun activity that they will enjoy. Exercising with your dog requires one on one attention causing them to feel extra special.
Exercise in All Forms of Weather
Excuses are the number one reason why people can’t get into an exercise routine. If you get your dog into an indoor exercising routine, such as the treadmill, then your dog will never have to miss another day of exercise again. Let it rain! Let it pour! Let it be cold! Let it snow! The treadmill is still operational and ready to go.
More Efficient than Other Activities
Putting your dog on a treadmill is a consistent motion of exercise. When your dog runs around outside they will stop every now and then delaying the amount of exercise they actually receive. The consistent running motion will allow your dog to get more exercise in a shortened period of time.
Reduce Risk of Injury
Exercising your dog indoors eliminates the risk of serious injury. Insects, heat exhaustion, broken glass, dog running away, and other casualties are eliminated when using a treadmill indoors. Using the treadmill indoors is a controlled environment, which will allow for your dog to focus while exercising.