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Over the last few years dog treadmills have become increasingly popular as dog owners around the world have realised the health benefits of using them. But what is the ideal treadmill workout session? In this article we are going to share one of our most effective dog treadmill workouts so you and your dog can maximize the use of your dog treadmill!

Firstly it’s important to remember that every dog is an individual and everyone has different goal for their dogs. Also the following treadmill workout is one using the Slatmill. The reason for this is we only recommend mechanical aka manual dog treadmills. To find out why read this article >>>The different dog treadmill types

That being said we are going to share with you a workout which is designed to increase your dogs lean muscle mass, it’s called ‘Super 25’ because it’s only 25 minutes of a workout and will have your dog super tired so they (and you) can chill out for the rest of the day 🙂

The reason why it’s so effective is that its a balanced workout which involves both elements of power, strength and endurance! Check it out below 🙂

 

Super 25 Dog Treadmill Workout

 

Start by having your dog empty out: This can be done with a walk round the block or in the back yard. You basically want to make sure their bladder is empty and they are ready to work. 

A) 5 Minute Warm Up:

The 5 minute warm up is a gradual movement from walking into running. Use a timer to make sure your dog does the following:

2 Minutes Walk

2 Minutes Jog 

1 minute Run

 

B) 6 Minute Power Sprints:

Straight after the warm up its power sprint time. The power sprints are performed in intervals. Each interval is made up of a sprint and a resting period. The sprint is obvious, your dog sprints as hard and as fast as possible. The rest period is your dog walking. Your dog will perform 6 sets of these. So they will be doing 30 seconds of Sprinting followed by 1 minute of walking x 6. 

It will look like this:

Sprint 30 seconds followed by 1 minute walking

Sprint 30 seconds followed by 1 minute walking

Sprint 30 seconds followed by 1 minute walking

Sprint 30 seconds followed by 1 minute walking

It’s important that you get your dog sprinting as fast and as hard as possible during the sprint set. Encourage your dog as much as you can, if needed use a prey article, toy or treat to bait them!

C) 9 minutes Interval running

After the Power sprints your dog will immediately switch into an interval run. Much like the power sprints these will also be sets but in this case instead of sprinting your dog will be running for 1 minute and instead of walking your dog will be trotting for 30 seconds. This will be repeated 6 times. 

It will look like this

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

Running for 1 minute followed by trotting for 30 seconds

 

D) 5 Minute Jog aka ‘trott’

After the interval run, your dog will go straight into a 5 minute jog also known as a ‘trott’. Unlike the other portions of the workout this part does not involve any resting and it’s just a continuous 5 minutes of trotting.

 

If you have any questions or want a more personalised workout for your dog just let us know at support@fitdognation.com

Keep Them FIT!

FITDOG NATION

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