Dog treadmills as rehabilitation equipment
A dog treadmill can be used for various training purposes. One of the reasons why dog treadmills are used as an aid is to rehabilitate from surgery or injury. As soon as your dog needs to recover, it is not wise to walk long distances (again). On the other hand, research has shown that recovery is promoted by controlled movement rather than rest. But: (re)building strength and condition should therefore be done carefully. In such a rehabilitation process, a dog treadmill comes in handy. On a dog treadmill, dogs can walk in a controlled manner and set their own speed, allowing for targeted rehabilitation.
Normally, a dog walks or runs quite asymmetrically (slanting forward). This can be more likely to overload certain joints or muscles. When a dog trains on a dog treadmill, it does so in a straight line. This is the best way to get and stay in top condition. All Dogmills are non-electric which prevents a dog from overexerting itself. The dog will not overexert itself because the tread has to be driven by its own power and moves with the dog. This will benefit recovery after surgery or injury.
A Dogmill is ideal for rehabilitating dogs in a responsible and safe way. With the support of a treadmill, a dog can gradually strengthen its condition, muscles and joints. Training can be well dosed and, if necessary, observed by, for example, a specialist. The advantages of rehabilitation with a dog treadmill are that your dog's recovery can be organised without restriction, structurally and at its own pace.