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Exercise

Post by Rkjyang » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:03 pm

How often, much, far, and by what methods do you exercise your tams each day? I know that they have a good dose of northern running breeds in their pedigree.

Do any of you supplement with a treadmill?

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Post by Rahne » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:09 pm

My female gets to go offleash every day for atleast an hour which she is allowed to run and play with other dogs. Then we also do three shorter walks on the leash. We have started sleddog training this winter so now she runs in front of a rig every sunday morning with some other sleddogs. Then we have obedience classes once a week, and when she has finished them I also want to start agility.

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Re: Exercise

Post by Blustag » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:53 pm

I have a treadmill but it is for the working dogs who need to keep up their stamina for pulling the rig/sled. I also use it for my show dogs who need to be in tip top condition. A treadmill is an extra and of course dosnt take the place of free runs.

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Re: Exercise

Post by wicca1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:08 am

we have a treadmill but have only used it on one or two occasions when we have been snowed in and coulnt get out for a walk.

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Post by Misaya » Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Ours get two walks a day. About half an hour in the morning and at least an hour in the afternoon. They usually get off lead in the afternoons for some free running and playing. No treadmill though have been thinking about it as it would have been handy during all the icy weather. Could do with one for myself too :)
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Re: Exercise

Post by wicca1 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:57 pm

well my hubby uses the treadmill most :lol: .

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Re: Exercise

Post by Rkjyang » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:42 am

LOL. i could use the treadmill too!

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Re: Exercise

Post by Rambler » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:08 pm

Rambler never stops moving. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Exercise

Post by JulieSmith » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:22 am

Thor loves his walks and does not stop, but at home he likes to sleep!!

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Re: Exercise

Post by Wave2Tuffy » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:20 pm

What method did you use to teach your pup to walk on the treadmill. Do you walk with them or do the walk solo on the treadmill? Just curious!

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Post by Blustag » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:50 pm

I have one of the large gym type treadmills which is extra long and wide. It has an incline, speed etc. I stand astride the tread with the dog inbetween my legs so that he/she cant jump out at the side. I get them happy sitting first and then when that is fine I put the motor on to the slowest at first. Dog then gets up and starts to walk forward as tread moving backwards. It takes patience and reward and made to be fun. You can speed up when the dog is comfortable. The most I do with mine is a fast walk and never a run. Only spend minutes practising to start with and then the most I would do would be 10 mins fast walk. I wouldnt start a puppy under 4 months old at least.

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Re: Exercise

Post by blufawn » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:57 pm

Putting your treadmill against a wall on one side would help. Buying a 'human' treadmill is MUCH cheaper than buying a doggy treadmill with a build in fence to keep the dog on track. It only takes a little more patience and training.
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