RALPH Speaks

Dog Treadmills – Is This Dumb Or What?

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Remember when being a dog was being a dog?

Remember the excitement of going for a walk?

All those new smells and fire hydrants to pee on?

Wait a minute.

You aren’t a dog.

What do you know?

So my dog parent just came back from the World’s Largest Pet Show – The Global Pet Expo.

He took pictures and videos and today I have to share with you what could be the dumbest product in the history of dogdom.

It’s a dog treadmill.


Your dog gets on the treadmill and starts walking.

The dog parent stands (or most likely sits his lard filled butt down) while the dog walks and then runs.

Here’s what it looks like:

Now there’s a huge problem today with dogs getting diabetes.

It comes from dog parents feeding the wrong things to their dogs and not giving them exercise.

But we’d rather be outside taking a walk – not jogging while you sit and watch TV.

Besides, dogs are usually in better shape than their owners.

How about I sit and watch TV and you get yourself on the treadmill and lose a few pounds?

Ask your dog: would you rather get your exercise in the great outdoors or jog indoors on a treadmill?

The answer is obvious if you’re a dog.

Get up and take your dog for a walk – right after you click the LIKE button.

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Just click right here.

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  1. Avatar Of Kristi Thorpe

    Kristi Thorpe


    Great point Amy!! Ya hear that Ralph? Some dogs don’t think it’s dumb and find is necessary!!

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    Everything does have a time and place, for our rescued dogs, we train them to use a treadmill so that they can exercise every day even when it’s rainy and cold. It’s great for dogs that have to stay in boarding facilities and for dogs that have a higher than normal exercise requirement. It’s a great way to save a life when the alternative for a high energy dog might be the shelter when a typical family doesn’t want to run 3-5 miles a day.

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    I’m sure everything has it’s time and place.

    Now it’s time for me to eat.

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    I’m with ya Ralph..BUT..what about the people who CAN’T get outside everyday to walk their dog,like some service dogs and their people. I know a blind woman who is also crippled who has a WONDERFUL service dog named Chunk and she loves him very much, but she can not get outside everyday to walk him. I think this would be GREAT for Chunk and his person. Don’t you??

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