Exercise is the main component to good health, good mental agility and long life
Owning a dog is a huge responsibility as they depend on us for food, shelter and above all exercise, but unfortunately many dogs just don’t get enough daily activity. A shortfall in exercise leads to poor muscle tone, obesity, heart ailments, bone disorders and often results in emotional and behavioural problems.
Thedogman’s treadmill offers a complete muscle enhancing, toning and fitness regime that not only improves the overall health and vitality of your dog, it helps restrain destructive behaviour problems, increases life span and prevents obesity. The equipment is particularly effective as it can be used to offer controlled resistance to strengthen muscle tone as well as a cardiovascular workout in a controlled and safe environment.
Thedogman has a professional canine” Fit-Fur-Life” treadmill available, which he can use to help keep your dog fit and healthy.
The treadmill is used for a variety of applications including:
To keep a dog fit and healthy they will need to have a totally controlled exercise regime. Thedogman can create a training regime that is tailor made to your dog’s individual needs ensuring that the exercise they receive is stress free, and gentle on limbs and joints, whilst improving and maintaining the dog’s fitness level.
As with humans, medical advice should be sought before embarking upon a new diet and fitness regime for your dog.
Help overweight dogs to lose weight efficiently, when used with a calorie controlled diet
If your dog’s calorie intake is greater than the amount they need for their life stage and lifestyle, the excess calories will be stored as fat. In short, too much food and too little exercise will lead to an overweight dog.
If you are using treats for training then you will need to reduce your dog’s daily feed allowance.
Some owners feed their dog larger meal portions or more treats to counteract their feelings of guilt, especially when leaving their pets on their own.
Regular exercise is important for all pets. Remember that the energy requirements of dogs will change with their stage of life and level of activity.
Neutered dogs can run a greater risk of being obese compared to un-neutered dogs, as neutering causes changes in hormonal levels and behaviour. Modifying the diet of a neutered dog can help manage their weight.
Correct feeding during a puppy’s growth period is important. Over feeding may increase the number of fat cells that a puppy’s body produces, resulting in an increased likelihood of being overweight throughout life.
The feeding guidelines on your dog food packaging should tell you all you need to know, but if you are in any doubt how much to feed your dog then please seek advice from your Veterinary Surgeon.
Setting you and your dog up to succeed
We know it’s hard to keep motivated when you’re dieting, that’s why we have created a personalised client area for you to monitor the weight loss progress of your dog.
You’ll find easy to follow steps, fact sheets, weight loss tracker and all the help, support and encouragement you need in order for you and your dog to succeed.
Helping your dog on the road to recovery
Working alongside a Veterinary Surgeon, Thedogman can help your dog to recover from an injury by giving it careful exercise under controlled and variable conditions.
After your dog has suffered an injury or is recovering from an operation, the treadmill can be used to help:
The treadmill regime set out for a dog can help to:
The treadmill can be used to improve your dog’s fitness and condition by: