Treadmill Training consists of 3 private
, in-home lessons that teach you how to walk your dog safely and comfortably on a treadmill. It allows a productive and controlled outlet for releasing excess or pent-up energy.
If you're not exhausted after a long walk with your dog, do you think your dog is? Most likely not. Dogs need a daily exercise routine to maintain good physical and mental health. Some require more than others, depending on their breed and energy level. In most cases, a typical 15-20 minute walk will not offer enough physical exercise, so the dog often returns home as frustrated as when he had left.
Benefits of Treadmill Training:
- Provides a productive and controlled outlet for releasing excess or pent-up energy.
- Increases overall endurance, strength and muscle tone.
- Maintains proper physical and mental health.
- Provides added versatility to an exercise program.
- Helps relieve stress and frustration.
- Provides guaranteed exercise in unsuitable weather conditions.
- Helps maintain a healthy body weight.
- Keeps the dog at a 'manageable level' to be compliant to your commands.
Exercise is necessary in releasing pent-up energy, which keeps the dog at a manageable level and helps maintain a calm state of mind. If a dog doesn't get adequate exercise on a daily basis, his energy will build up and demand an outlet. Lack of exercise leads to the development of behavioural problems. Under-exercised dogs become bored and find their own ways to entertain themselves, through excessive barking, jumping, aggression, obsessive behaviour, leash pulling, and so on. Remember, dogs can't speak and can't tell us what they're lacking; they can only react to a given situation.
A treadmill GUARANTEES to drain excess energy for dogs whose owners can't walk them as much as the breed or energy level may require.
The treadmill allows your dog to adhere to a controlled and consistent exercise regimen. This is very different than playing in a dog park or going on a walk, which can actually make the dog more excitable and unmanageable due to external stimulation and distractions. On the treadmill, he will be simulating the same motion of walking on a leash, but in this case, you'll be monitoring the time and speed and achieving a constant gait.
This exercise also allows for you to build trust with your dog, because you'll be using the leash at first to guide him on and off. Once you've mastered the steps with the leash, believe it or not, your dog will be running on the treadmill off leash.
Treadmill exercise is considered to be calming and therapeutic when done right, because it allows the dog to focus on the task of walking and tune out external distractions. Due to the high level of mental engagement and concentration, the dog is more likely to be relaxed, calm, and more manageable after using the treadmill.
For dogs that constantly pull on the leash, the treadmill has effective results when used immediately before the dog's walk. Doing so lengthens the total exercise time, enabling the dog to completely blow off the steam he has built up. This allows for you to have enjoyable walks with your companion.
Treadmill exercise also provides convenience in unsuitable weather conditions. For example, in the dead of winter when it's too cold for a walk, during the extreme heat of summer when it's too humid, during a severe rainstorm, or when you're sick and can't get out of the house.
Along with other physical activities, the treadmill is great additional exercise, that when added to an existing regimen will ensure your dog uses all its muscles and is in peak physical condition. After all, a tired dog is a happy dog.
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- Initial Consultation/Lesson (1-2 hours): $100 per hour
- 3 Weekly Lessons (1 hour each): $300