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do any of you use a treadmill to run your bt?

Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by fctv808, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. YES, until he ate it

    2 vote(s)
  2. NO, he ate it first

    2 vote(s)
  3. other

    0 vote(s)
  4. don't be a lazyass and get out there and run her yourself!

    6 vote(s)
  1. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog


    he looks so happy! not sure if i could train yachi to do this, but when it rains, i wish she might....
  2. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Chimera has been going on the treadmill since she was about 4-5 months old and she LOVES IT! its one of her most favorite things.
    i litterly JUST recorded and uploaded this video of her, i start it off with the speed up high otherwise-she pounces and i donot want her to hurt her joints by jumping so hard, i keep it turned up on high for about 5 minutes normally then turn it all the way down to a walk for the remaning 40 minutes.

  3. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    And i took this video a few days ago
  4. Buddysmum

    Buddysmum Little Dog

    I haven't tried it with Buddy, I prefer to be out walking or scootering with him but I am sure it can be good.

    Janet & Buddy xx
  5. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    HOLY HECK AHAHAHAHA! that has my cracking up the way she pounces on it and is in pure running heaven.

    question: did you have to train her to do this, or did she just take to it naturally? training a 2.5yo might be too late?
  6. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    i started getting her accostumed to the treadmill when she was about 9 weeks old- i simply let her climb all over it and let her see Cesar on it.

    once she hit about 3 months i would hold her while it was on the lowest setting- i straddled the belt and held her up allowing her little legs to go with the belt-she was scared for maybe the first 3 times then i let her go to make sure she could keep up and then i stepped off and she was hooked. so yeh she took to it pretty naturally.

    Cesar on the other hand was a totally differant matter- he was 8 months old when i first tried putting him on it and he was too heavy for me to hold so i simply straddled the belt-attatched his lead to the treadmill and used my hands on his butt to keep him on and walking.
    took me MONTHS of doing this everyday for about 2-5 minutes each time slowly building up the time. if he freaked out i NEVER jsut let him off- i kept him on and comforted while he freake out flailing, crying trying to run off, but i held him still, turned it off let him relax and do it again. after doing this everyday for about 3-4 months he was willing to walk on it- he still doesnt LOVE it but he tolorates it. before i even turned it on though i got him used to it running by getting on it or just having it turned on, gave him treats for climbing on it while it was off, and for sitting next to it while it was turned on before ieven attempted putting him on it.

    so it takes more work, but it is deff do-able! now Cesar gets on the treadmill everyday for 2 hours
  7. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    i think i should buy a cheap one off craigslist for this yeah? no need on anything too expensive? btw, do you need to be in the room while they run on it for 2 hours?
  8. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    if you cannot tell-mine is old as hell and a bit..loud LOL! i got mine second hand for 20 bucks, cant beat that! just remember to make sure its electric before you buy, so many times i seen treadmills offerd for 5 bucks and was like "omg!!!" i would go take a look to find out "oh, its manual, cant use that for my dogs"

    YES, always stay in the room, with Cesar i usually sit on the floor right next to him because he feels better like that and gets a little upset if i leave him, with Chimera, i dont worry about taking my eyes off her too much and will get things done around the area (because she isnt hooked up to it and can get off freely)

    its very easy for a dog to trip whos hooked up and not be able to get back up and be choked or get a foot caught (cesar has gotten his foot trapped under the belt 2 times, thankfully i was right there to free him) you also wanna watch to make sure your dog wont say-chew on it anywhere!
  9. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    its hilarious how chimera is prancing and bouncing. holy moly!
  10. If I had one I darn sure would have Shiner on it daily!
  11. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    I went off the idea of using a mill, i dont like the stigma attached to usiing one .
    I prefer to jog with my dogs, 4 miles 2 times a week,i do a bit of boxing/bjj so run anyway so taking one of my pack with me is no trouble.
    Just lately tho i have been mountain biking with one of them following ,she seems to love it ,
    I dont over do it tho with jogging/biking as i find they become to leaned out for my taste .
  12. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    when i try mountain biking (or just plain biking) w/ yachi, i worry i will hit her because she tries to cut me off from time to time. she thinks it's fun... oh bruther. and i run her daily, but not 4 miles! just two through the neighborhood.
  13. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    hahaha this was hilarious:rofl2:
  14. Nutty

    Nutty Little Dog

    hahahaha !!! what a funny vid !!! love this one !!!! :lol:
  15. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    if i could get out and walk these two everyday i most deff would! the problem is i live in Upper MI, and in the winter we get below zero temps so walking for several hours even in winter gear is deff out of the question. just 2 days ago the high for the day was -25 degrees when i let them outside to go potty after a quick pee they were picking upthere feet and i had to carry Chimera inside because her feet were already so cold.. and Chimera is so young and hyper that keeping her still in the house for weeks on end is just not possible.

    im bored outta my MIND due to the winter weather, my FB statuses have been nothing but
    "i cant wait for summer!"
    "i cant wait to take the dogs out hiking!"
    "i cant wait to go out swimming and fishing with the dogs!"

    LOL, so no im not lazy, the treadmill is NOT the only form of excercise they get, but like i said where i live i NEED somthing for the bitter winter temps.
  16. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    Mine was a bit like that at first ,i just went slowly at first and built up the distance each time .
  17. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    i will try again. did you have to kinda pull him a bit or did he just go along w/ no resistance?
  18. Mrpedigree

    Mrpedigree Big Dog

    I think it just depends on the individual dog mate, one of my others pulls a bit ,so i snap the lead back to stop her until she gets it , it just trail and error till they get the gist of it .
  19. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    When i tried bike riding iwth Cesar it didnt take much for him to learn to not cut in front of the bike, i simply nudged him with it, not hard obviously i would slow down and drag my feet then let the front tire nudge his rump-kinda scared him a little so he stopped cutting in front!

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