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getting puppy used to treadmill ?

Discussion in 'Sports & Activities' started by edgar86, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. edgar86

    edgar86 Big Dog

    Hello ,
    How do i get my 4 month dog to get used to the treadmill ?
    Iam not talking about training , just getting on it and maybe a few turns .
  2. postmandan

    postmandan Big Dog

    my carpetmill sits in my liveing room year round.any pup i'm gonna use the mill on is raised inside at least a while. i set the pups food on the mill for a while and just let him get used to getting up on it= no pressure at all.after he gets comfortable getting on the mill i'll put a harness on the pup and get it used to that= its a matter of simple progression to getting the pup used to the mill. take ya time have patience.if you are lucky enough to have a electric mill to train him on it sure makes it easier. after getting used to walking on a electric mill the swap over to a diff type of mill is easier=== Dan
  3. Mudville_Monsta

    Mudville_Monsta Top Dog

    ^^^^^ simple & effective.
  4. Half Dead

    Half Dead Pup


    4 month old pup on the colby mill lighting it up!
    TimoLeka likes this.
  5. Half Dead

    Half Dead Pup


    Here it goes
  6. edgar86

    edgar86 Big Dog

    that is amazing , what a good boy ,
    Thanks for the advice , i have an electric mill for myself , i will try him on that first if it help .
    Iam thinking of walking him by my side on the electric mill , on the leash .
  7. Half Dead

    Half Dead Pup

    She's only four months old. I've got her sister In front of her. I like to start mine on the carpet young. Just a few times a week if that.
  8. edgar86

    edgar86 Big Dog

    there is no way i can put my soon 5 month puppy on the electric treadmill or on the dog treadmill , he is too scared of me grabbing him and putting him on those .
  9. patjr

    patjr Top Dog

    Well if that's the case Edgar86, maybe you need to ask yourself WHY is my dog scared of this object?????...perhaps you need to raise YOUR patience level and lower YOUR expectation level upon the pup.....afterall this is the stage where you nourish the body and mind before the stress of WORK comes into play...I think LOL.....All the best.
  10. TDK

    TDK CH Dog Staff Member

    PATIENCE. You can't teach it. You can only express how important it is...and WHY.
  11. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    it takes time and patience for most. Some hit it running and never look back while others may never get it.

    For a dog to be off the ground on a moving surface is about as un-natural as it can possibly get. It is expected it spooks some dogs and it is expected some dogs just will never see the point of making it turn.

    One of the nest things to do is to get them on it as early in life as possible. 6-7-8 weeks old, not that they will turn it or make it go, but the simple fact them just being up on it will help them learn it is not the end of the world and it is really nothing to be afraid of. Some feed them on the mill, some play with them, let them bite and play with a tug of sorts. Anything to help them adjust to being off the ground. And then go from there.

    I have seen the e-mills with a cage that makes a dog move with the belt but a dog being forced to work will never compare to a dog who is willing to work. Like TDK said helping him understand it is important and it is OK is huge. S
  12. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member


    I was trying to finish up this table and Sluggo just had to know what was on top. In and out of my feet, trying to get on the table, he just had to know. I put him up there just to rub him, give him some attention, and would have normally taken him off. The table turned, his tail started to wag and off he went.

    A year later he will spin the table like a mad man but will only begrudgingly work the carpet mill. I do not know why other than one he seems to enjoy and the other not so much. S

  13. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

  14. keystone

    keystone CH Dog

    when dog is 13 months ..take of his baby fat ...when you have that of ..
    learn him to work on the diff instruments ...
    only the ones he like ......
    but don't for get ..you destroying ...his bones system ....if you do it just for fun .....
    a tredmill ..is top sport ...and we al know top sport is not healthy\
    so advice is ..use the tredmil omnly in a keep for match
    no match at al ...just handwalk
  15. edgar86

    edgar86 Big Dog

    I tried already putting some food or bones in the belt , he doesnt care much , i would let him rune like 1 or 2 min at 5 month old , not breaking any bones here .

    He like other activities anyways , freesbee , flirtpole , and just plain runing .
  16. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Chihuahua Premium Member

    Dogs learn also by what they see. If possible let him watch a older experience dog working the mill.
    david63 likes this.
  17. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Very true. Very helpful.

  18. slim12

    slim12 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Not very accurate. Not very helpful. S

  19. Carson

    Carson Pup

    This should be a dog owner commandment.
    david63 likes this.
  20. keystone

    keystone CH Dog

    with 13 months ..just learning(5 minute's for ltr.. 2 years old

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