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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Treadmill exercise?

I've hurt my foot (plantar fascitis) and am on anti-inflamitories, which is working great. I'm trying to limit walking for the next week to make sure it heals and cannot walk Dakota.

Decided to put her on the treadmill. I have no idea for how long and how fast. I've heard somewhere that dogs like to walk at around 3.2 -3.5 miles per hour and I'm not sure if that is true or not. Tried it tonight. and slowly increased the speed to 3.2 miles/hour. She did fine. Slowed it down and called it a night after about 10 mins, wanting to end with a positive experience. She jumped back on. LOL.

She is 8 months old. Any expereinces with treadmills? Since I walk her for about 40 min. at a slower rate I was thinking 1/2 hour at 3.2 miles/hour, including warm up and cool down. Comments?
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Here's some great sites with info about safety and other treadmill suggestions:

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Thank you. I was hoping to hear about actual experiences but this will give me some good information. I'm hoping not to do this for long as nothing beats a good walk for both owner and dog.
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Re: Treadmill exercise?

I personally haven't done this...but if she's jumping back on you're surely doing something right.


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