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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 02:11

Has anyone ever used one or would they?

I'll be going to hospital in a few months, my mum will walks the dogs but not run them like i do, do you think their a good idea?

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Post by janey on Thu Jan 06 2011, 02:14

Not a clue, great help I am! Personally I wouldn't but others may?!?!?
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 02:21

I have seen a few use them my mate does but don't know if they are a good idea

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 07:37

We used to have one and one day rocco just jumped on...so we gav him a go and he loved it.

Unfortuantely our treadmill broke down!

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Post by Cornish-Muscle on Thu Jan 06 2011, 09:45

I really want to get one for Molly, I can't run with her, and at the moment, she is refusing to go for walks whilst 'daddy' is at work.

I've looked online at actual dog treadmills, and looking at the price of them, I think it's a no for now, they're expensive Surprised

If we had more space, I'd definatly considering getting a human one, staffies seem to love them (according to Youtube any way)
And lets face it, if they don't at least on a human one, they can just jump off, but the dog ones seem a bit, well enclosed.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 10:35

Personally, unless they're being used for a reason (like you going in to hospital, or a dog not being allowed out for some reason) I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. It's the lazy way to exercise your dog.

I also know of several people who use them to get that 'ripped' look to their dog (ie the way a fighting dog used to look when it was made ready for a fight), which gives the breed a very bad image, especially when you see some of the humans they're with.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 12:03

Im in agreement with caryll here. Unless there is a reason for using them like u physically cant walk walk them then imo there is no substitute for a old fashioned run around outside! I just dont see the point...... x

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Post by Nosipho on Thu Jan 06 2011, 14:06

I wouldn't say that its bad for your dog to look 'ripped' all it means is that the dog is in peak fitness and as toned as possible. Having been involved in the show world of staffords I know that there are some people that don't put in any effort fittening. Their dogs are simply put overweight and these people think that weight accounts for substance, unfortunately some judges do actually award the dogs top honours. I think fat just hides the faults.

It take s alot of hard work and good food to get a dog looking ripped and treadmills can help with this to add a sprint to a workout. However its nothing a tennis ball and racket can't do, and much more fun for the dog!

Look at this dog, he would run circle arouns my girls at the moment:



I havn't got time to keep mine in tip-top condition anymore but a few years ago when I had more time I used to keep them as fit as poss.

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Post by janey on Thu Jan 06 2011, 14:10

What a stunning example of a Stafford! Very nice
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Post by Nosipho on Thu Jan 06 2011, 14:55

He's not mine Sad But he is gorgeous.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 06 2011, 15:02

Nosipho wrote:I wouldn't say that its bad for your dog to look 'ripped' all it means is that the dog is in peak fitness and as toned as possible.

I'm not saying it's 'bad', not for the dog's health, anyway. However, it looks bad, especially with the types you see with them. I'm not including you in that by the way!

As for the show ring, you're right, many dogs are shown overweight & still win - that's wrong. But a dog that is in 'fit' condition (in my opinion) would win any day over a dog that is 'ripped'. There's just no need for it unless your dog is competing in some sort of endurance or strength competition.

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Post by Nosipho on Thu Jan 06 2011, 15:19

I guess to most members of the public who are so easily influenced by media perception and other people's ignorance it does reflect bad light onto the breed. And its true that it's not necessary I just love to see an animal in optimum condition, its amazing how agile staffords can be when they shift that last 0.5 kg of weight. Smile
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Post by Cornish-Muscle on Thu Jan 06 2011, 15:36

Nosipho wrote:I guess to most members of the public who are so easily influenced by media perception and other people's ignorance it does reflect bad light onto the breed. And its true that it's not necessary I just love to see an animal in optimum condition, its amazing how agile staffords can be when they shift that last 0.5 kg of weight. Smile

Well said, we're hoping to get Molly to optimum condition, she needs to loose just a little more fat.


The main reason I'm interested in getting a treadmill is because Leaim will be getting a new job soon, which may mean him being away from home for a long time, and I can't walk long distances as I have very tight calf muscles, and weak ankles, hence why I can't run with the dog, that plus she just dives underneath my feet.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 07 2011, 23:57

I'll be going into hospital for my right ankle so even when i come out ill be unable to run for a few months, i don't want them getting pumped up energy and becoming frustrated, its bad enough i cannot run now only jog and because of this i am seeing a difference in behaviour from Taz and not good behaviour either, he seems to know i can not sprint after him, catch and tackle him anymore like i used to if he darted off after another dog lol.

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Post by scott on Wed Jan 19 2011, 20:57

wot you could do is put harness,s on all 3 of them and get your self a whellchair and let them pull you about......

win win Laughing
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Post by gem on Wed Jan 19 2011, 21:10

Duke looked the best he ever has done when my son went roller blading with him my son used to just let duke pull him and they had so much fun too did miles every night
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Post by Holsten on Wed Jan 19 2011, 22:08

Nosipho,may i say that is an outstanding picture you put up there ,do you know whos dog it is and its name ? also everyone has there own preferences on what they like staffs to look like ,i personally prefer the ripped look ,and i think its better for the dogs to be at their peak of fitness ,also these are bull terriers they LOVE exercise ,mine would run all day if id let them lol
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Post by Nosipho on Thu Jan 20 2011, 12:04

Holsten - not sure sorry and I can't really research much on these work computers, everythings blocked!
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