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    Take your time, Jodes and I aren't going anywhere.

    I have seen one of Mittes on the treadmill when we visited.
    Kuro was a white blur getting onto it, Wanted to be on it, hurry up and get it going reaction lol.

    I am just a bit concerned if Jodi gets uncoordinated and falls off the back that she may damage the other patella that is showing early signs of luxation.
    Just estimating with my own sporadic treadmill use (not for weight loss but move it or lose it) Jodi and I walk at about 3km/hr.
    She has some displaysia too so both us crocks do the 30 minute walk a day for theraputic reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Take your time, Jodes and I aren't going anywhere.

    I have seen one of Mittes on the treadmill when we visited.
    Kuro was a white blur getting onto it, Wanted to be on it, hurry up and get it going reaction lol.

    I am just a bit concerned if Jodi gets uncoordinated and falls off the back that she may damage the other patella that is showing early signs of luxation.
    Just estimating with my own sporadic treadmill use (not for weight loss but move it or lose it) Jodi and I walk at about 3km/hr.
    She has some displaysia too so both us crocks do the 30 minute walk a day for theraputic reasons.
    I use a harness for both dogs, Di, specifically to avoid falling off, and I supervise the whole time with the emergency stop key in my hand. The harness gets attached to the 'handlebars'. I'd expect Mitte's pups to be somewhat more agile than my two... Lol!

    Villain usually walks about 3.6 to 3.8 klm/hr and we've built up to a 40 min walk. Young Flirtt travels a bit faster (shorter legs, more compact, more aware of her legs!!) at 4.5-5.0 klm/hr but neither have built up to a comfortable trot yet. I do use the incline, but for Jodes, I wouldn't.

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    JUst be aware that if you intend buying a treadmill, buy one with a longer bed. Standard human ones are too short for larger dogs and in order to stay on they have to bunch their gait up.
    A human one can be inclined and declined by simply propping front or back up on a couple of bricks.
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    I've already got a human one for me, and Choppy's legs are only 20 or 30cms, so I think he will be all good.
    He's jumped on a couple of times now, and he doesn't seem to mind it too much - we shall see.

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    OFFS! Harness. Duhhhh,Di. I only have 3 of them, lol.
    Mine is a long fairly top of the line I think from a few years ago. I change incline for me with a button but yep, agree Jodes should be on the flat. Where we walk on the dirt roads here is flat, flatter and flattest. Summer there are too many snakes. I am still on the lookout as some are still around. Still see the odd track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    JUst be aware that if you intend buying a treadmill, buy one with a longer bed. Standard human ones are too short for larger dogs and in order to stay on they have to bunch their gait up.
    A human one can be inclined and declined by simply propping front or back up on a couple of bricks.
    Agree- longer and wider if you don't already have one and can afford to spend a wee bit more. Mine inclines on an automatic button. I wouldn't use anything to prop the back to simulate a decline- its a huge machine with too many fancy 'leccy bits... Besides, propping the back would probably tip it over, lol. But in the smaller ones that's an option.

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    The last dog in the pic on that page looks like Jodi. Just as big too.

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    I don't think this is how you are supposed to use it though.

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    hahahahaha, typical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nev Allen View Post
    I don't think this is how you are supposed to use it though.

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