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used treadmill

Where to get a good used treadmill. I started researching and now my head is spinning. I would like to get one to teach my dogs to walk on it. Where to start? :o
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When I asked my dogs what they looked for in a treadmill, they said 'ruff', so I assume they meant a non-slip surface.
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Ottomaddox wrote: When I asked my dogs what they looked for in a treadmill, they said 'ruff', so I assume they meant a non-slip surface.
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Since it is for your dog, the size of your dog could have an impact on the size of machine. As I am sure you are aware, some companies do make treadmills specifically for dogs. An acquaintance of mine had to have her dog use a treadmill as part of his rehab but he was a very large dog so a human version worked fine. But for some smaller dogs, a dog specific treadmill is often suggested - and only after vet approval.

But the main thing to consider is - would your dog use it?! I know ours wouldn't. I wish. I think that if a dog is trained from an early age to use a treadmill you might have a better shot at it - unless of course you have a genius dog who decides he/she is not going to do it (we have had 3 genius level dogs - keeping one step ahead of them kept us on our toes).
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Thanks. Your right.

Yeah I know I would have to do heavy dog training but there is nothing my dog won't do for a marrow bone treat.
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Of course I check KIJIJI.

It's crazy all the choice and different prices. Some are accent and cost a lot. Makes no sense.
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Anyone have any luck buying from consignment shops? " :cry: Play It Again Sports"?

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