It’s no secret that I am not a fan of the treadmill. I avoid this thing at all costs and yes we have one in our house.
When Chris and I first started running we bought it thinking it would get TONS of use. Hah. I get on it maybe once a year if that, but luckily it can get used happily by two other members of the household.
When we first got the treadmill we started training Kylie and Emma on it, so they have been exposed to it for quite a while. This did not happen overnight! We taught them in steps, first being hooked up on a leash and being constantly watched, then eventually transitioning them to being able to leave them on there running on their own.
Right now I am working on getting Kylie and Emma back into running shape because they love to run, I love to have them with me and it’s just good for them. I have been bad about taking them lately and that needs to change!
I had planned on taking them for a mile each after work since they need to build up their endurance (just like humans!) but it was raining and Miss Priss Kylie refuses to go out in the rain. So we went to the backup plan: the treadmill.
It has been a while since they have been on it, so tonight was a test to see if they remembered what they were doing. I put them on for a 10+ minute fast walk/jog each and they definitely remembered what they were supposed to do. Neither one of them tried to get off or had any problems, they just happily trotted away.
Just a little bit of time on the treadmill and these two were happy girls.
It looks like someone else wants some treadmill action too.
Don’t worry I didn’t turn it on even though she needs it the most.
Do you like running on the treadmill? Do you have a dog you run with?