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jocoyn 01-02-2013 12:31 PM

carpet mills
 
Is there anyone here who uses them? I have heard you can mess up a dog on them but I am not sure how. The belt length is excellent and the price is right.

Grand Carpet Mill - furniture quality exercise treadmills for dogs!

This is an example.

carmspack 01-02-2013 01:25 PM

Jocoyn ! this is exactly what I have and my comment would be that the belt is NOT long enough for the stride of a GSD . Front paws of an adult land in the gap between the belt end and the wood frame .

Also the belt seemed to wear rather quickly.

The dogs loved it though. I have it set up in my barn and all the young pups will race to it and get started on their own. For young dogs okay! Adults -- well I am looking for something longer myself - I liked the one that Sunflowers was using. shipping adds quite a bit to cost.

Lucy Dog 01-02-2013 01:36 PM

Does it have to be a carpet mill or does a treadmill for dogs work too?

Might want to check this out. Price is about the same.

http://www.dogpacer.com/

Liesje 01-02-2013 01:46 PM

Paul that one looks really nice! The belt is 5" longer than the carpet mill one. Carmen do you think that is long enough?

Lucy Dog 01-02-2013 01:48 PM

Check on ebay... it's going for about $450 shipped. I've got one coming in a couple days.

The company has some videos on youtube. Seems like a pretty good product.

My dog does fine on a human treadmill with a 55" belt, so this 71" belt should be more than enough.

jocoyn 01-02-2013 02:04 PM

My, that one IS interesting. I am used to seeing around $2000 for a dog treadmill.

The belt is shorter though? No?
The carpet mill says it has a 127" belt and the treadmill a 71" belt.

Could it be the length reported on the carpet mill is the entire carpet and only about half of it is the running surface? I called the carpet mill folks to see how long the running surface is.

jocoyn 01-02-2013 02:13 PM

Lucy dog, can you do a review when you get it?
Beau is long and seems to stretch out. He is about 24" at the shoulders.

This is some running shots--dont have any trotting ones

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...NAPWDARun1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...NAPWDARun2.png

Lucy Dog 01-02-2013 02:21 PM

That 127" belt length is probably the length around the entire belt (top and bottom). You probably need to divide that 127" in half to know the actual running space for the dog.

Beau sounds about the same size as my Lucy. She's about 24" too, so it should be a pretty even comparison.

And I'll let you guys know how it is. Should be here by early next week. I'll put it together when I get a chance and test it out. Looks like a nice product from what I've seen on youtube. It's on amazon too, but only had a few reviews. Everything was positive there too.

jocoyn 01-02-2013 02:24 PM

The jog a dog has an 84 inch tread length but also a $3000 price tag. Owwww.
This is much more reasonable. May have to do some comparisons on stride
Definitely better price wise. I know you probably get what you pay for but for 3k, I just don't have that kind of money. $500 I could swing.

JOG A DOG MODEL DC7 ........................................... Exercise Treadmill for the canine.

Liesje 01-02-2013 04:31 PM

And people wonder why I paid $1/mile to have someone else take Pan jogging!


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