Hot trend in fitness: doggie treadmills

by Thor on Aug. 15th, 2012

All that's missing are trees and fire hydrants: Doggie treadmills are catching on as an alternative to daily walks on city sidewalks.
All that's missing are trees and fire hydrants: Doggie treadmills are catching on as an alternative to daily walks on city sidewalks.Courtesy Petco
Do you hate to take your dog for a walk? Well, you can join 3 million other people across the country and fork out some dough – about $640 –  to get your pouch a treadmill. Read all about this new trend and the celebrity dog that swears (okay it's actually his trainer) by the power of the new equipment.

So what's next? An doggie-activated throw toy?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I don't know. As far as I'm concerned, there's still nothing that beats putting on a devil mask and chasing your dog around the house with a paddle. For their health, I mean.

posted on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:14am
BK's picture
BK says:

Paddle? The idea has been around for awhile. For concentrated exercise, during poor weather, specfic for injuries, etc., It is done with horses, people, and others.

posted on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 4:50pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Do you suppose Mitt Romney would put a doggie treadmill on the top of his car for his dog?

posted on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:39pm
gabi 's picture
gabi says:

yes, i think he would. he is known for doing things like that

posted on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 8:31am

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