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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    What's the point having a dog if you are going to walk it on a treadmil. Im sorry I just find it abit lazy Of the owner.
    I think you need to reread this thread no one uses them instead of walking on a daily basis.

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    Its still lazy... I would rather walk my dogs for an hour then put them on a treasmil for an hour.. And I have a hypo kelpie..

    Im sorry I just find it really lazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Its still lazy... I would rather walk my dogs for an hour then put them on a treasmil for an hour.. And I have a hypo kelpie..

    Im sorry I just find it really lazy
    You are a dill if you read all this thread & think we/I use them to be lazy. Not all dogs are safe to take for a walk in subruba & as a training tool it's just the same as using a push bike & timid & aggressive dogs tend to not like the bike up their butts.
    To me this statement of yours shows how little exsperaince you must have with different breeds & temperaments not to mention rehabbing dogs.
    Think before you type as you can not possibly think your comment is true to all situations.

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    Oh & not everyone is fit enough to run beside their dogs & a walk really is not enough for alot of dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Its still lazy... I would rather walk my dogs for an hour then put them on a treasmil for an hour.. And I have a hypo kelpie..

    Im sorry I just find it really lazy
    Peta, you are entitled to your opinion, and it's not my business to say you're wrong.... That said I'll put this to you; I walk each dog for 45-60 mins each morning, go to work full time, walk each 45-60 mins each afternoon, train and free run both for 60 mins each afternoon, and on weekends they also swim an hour each, do agility an hour each and 1-4 days per week they come to the kennels and run for 2-3 hours. The days they don't go to the kennels, they use the treadmill. The mental exercise of the tready is like an additional training session as well as more physical exercise. Am I lazy? Perhaps I am in your opinion. We might have to agree to disagree, and that's ok, too.

    I did start this thread to hear opinions!!

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    I guess your right about wanting opinions but gee I just can not see how anything anyone has said could be taken as being lazy.

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    Im sorry if I have upset anyone.. But it does come across lazy..

    I have a dog that doesn't get on with another dogs. So how would he learn to get on with another dogs with I walked him on a treadmil?

    Yes I can see it has a training aid but not for me cos I find it lazy.

    I own working dog breeds: ACD and a kelpie. I'm lucky that the kelpie goes to work with OH and come home semi tired.. But she would run 24hours if she could.

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    No upset just don't see myself as lazy. A dog that dosn't like other dogs & 50kg plus of insane rage towards other dogs is different. I too would just walk an energic kelpie who wasn't keen on dogs but the above is just too dangerous but I use treedmill & my own pack as training tools untill dog is safe to be part of surburba or I decide I can not help the dog.
    What I am trying to say is it's a bit much to call all poeple who use treadmills as lazy as every situation is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post

    I own working dog breeds: ACD and a kelpie. I'm lucky that the kelpie goes to work with OH and come home semi tired.. But she would run 24hours if she could.
    No need for apologies here, either. But you are lucky to have an OH to help. I live alone and have to find as many ways to mentally and physically stimulate in a town environment- without destroying myself! Before the tready, they got all of the above plus 2-3 hours more. My weight went from healthy 65kg to about 48kg and I was stuffing in 6 large meals a day and not healthy at all. Walking became a chore, then I became very ill from exhaustion, and low weight. I was incredibly lazy those weeks spent recovering- the dogs got 1 walk and tready only because I was unable to find someone I trusted with my dogs to help (even paid people weren't satisfactory).

    Crazy, no offense implied, we are in absolute agreeance, I just dont want anyone to hesitate to give their opinion... that's why we are here, no?

    I, myself, was surprised at how many others utilize tready's, I once thought they were only the domain of greyhound trainers and rehab centers.

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    Peta23

    How can you call someone who does 3 or more hours of exercise with their dogs every day - lazy? Even you don't do that. The treadmill comes on top of it.

    I could call you lazy for not reading posts properly.

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