Treadmilling the Dog

We don’t have a dog, but we do have two cats.   Nevertheless, I enjoy watching Cesar Milan, a.k.a. The Dog Whisperer.   It always cracks me up when he goes to people’s homes and they have dogs who are so bad because their owners spoiled them.   He preaches the need to be your dog’s pack leader.   So true!   There’s nothing worse than a dog who thinks he owns your house.   What seems to be the biggest problem most people have is that they don’t walk their dogs.   Some people are just too lazy to go out and walk the dog and others really can’t do it, so for those people he recommends using a treadmill.   Yep, I’ve actually seen him put a dog on the treadmill.   When you think about it, it’s really a good idea because the dog gets exercise and you get a happy and healthy dog.


  1. pb
    Nov 18, 2007

    MammaDog, our older daughter, has three dogs. One is an American Foxhound. Poor baby is stuck in the house, often confined to his crate.

    A treadmill could greatly relieve the anxiety that builds up in such a dog. Treadmills need to be very heavy duty and are expensive. I feel for nervous Willie.

    HuggaMutt only gets regular walks when she comes to Little Pond.

  2. Ken
    Nov 19, 2007

    If our dog doesn’t walk twice a day, she bounces off the walls like a pinball.

    Cesar’s “calm assertiveness” paradigm works too.