Plenty of exercise is one of the most important things a dog needs to stay happy and healthy, but some days, you may not have time to take your pet out for long walks.
Or maybe you have the time, but the boiling heat of summer or the icy claws of winter may be a bit too much for you or your pet.
But worry not, dog treadmills were invented for situations just like these! They can come in a wide variety of styles and features.
In this article, for your shopping convenience, we are going to look at some of the most popular dog treadmill options available nowadays, and compare them so you’ll find it easier to pick one!
5. dogPacer MiniPacer Treadmill
Ideal for: Smaller dogs (up to 55 pounds)
If you are shopping for a treadmill, and are feeling a bit budget conscious, this model is worth serious consideration.
The MiniPacer was designed for smaller dogs who may need to exercise in areas of limited space.
The running area on this product has a running area of 38″ x 16″ and owners can set it to speeds from 0.5 miles per hour to 7.5 miles per hour.
- It is adjustable
- Comes pre-programmed with fitness routines
- Assembly instructions can be difficult to follow
4. GoPet Petrun Pr700 Indoor Exercise / Fitness Kit
Ideal for: Active small and medium dogs (up to 44 pounds)
With the safety of smaller dogs in mind, the GoPet PetRun PR700 keeps things close to the ground, boasts the lowest running platforms on the market.
This treadmill is safe and easy for your dogs to climb aboard. The running area on this product is 28″ x 16″ with speeds up to 7.4 miles per hour.
- Silent driving system for quiet operation is ideal for apartments
- Emergency safety stop
- Remote or manual control
- Dog chain holder
- May require some belt adjustment to prevent rubbing
3. dogPacer LF Dog Treadmill
Ideal for: Any dog up to 180 pounds
With an onboard computer and the ability to preset exercise routines or program your own, this Dog Pacer is one of the most high-tech on the list.
Designed to be both sleek and functional, it also includes a compact design which folds up to save space. The running area on this product is 71″ x 16.5″
- Controls as simple to learn and easy to use
- Quiet electric motor
- Easy folding
- Customizable programming
- At 97 pounds, it may be difficult for just one person to move
Suggested: You might also be interested in some indestructible dog toys that will keep your buddy entertained as it’s running on the treadmill.
2. GoPet Treadmill Small/Medium
Ideal for: All dogs up to 132 pounds
Like the other GoPet products in the line, this GoPet Small/Medium treadmill features an electric motor with speeds adjustable from 0.6 mph – 7.5 mph.
Some other great features are its speeds that can be adjusted from the treadmill console or via remote control.
The treadmill also features wheels so it can be easily moved and stored in your house or apartment. The running area on this product is 52″ x 16″.
- Speed and timer control
- Emergency safety stop
- Extremely quiet motor
- Metal eyelet allows you to attach toys, treats, or other motivational items to the front of the treadmill
- Shipping weight is 100 pounds
1. GoPet Treadwheel – Indoor / Outdoo Exercise
Ideal for: Large Dogs (up to 150 pounds)
If you have a larger dog and want a non-electric dog treadmill that is usable both indoors or out, this might be an excellent choice for you.
Wear and tear on the joints and pads of larger dog breeds can be a concern.
Keeping this in mind, the GoPet TreadWheel has a cushioned, durable matted surface. The running area on this product is 60″ x 20″.
- Easy to clean and mildew resistant
- Useable outdoors as well as indoors
- Tension Control for added resistance
- Useable when the pet owners aren’t home
- The wheel can move a bit if your dog get going really fast
As you can see, there are several different types of dog treadmills with varied features available to meet your dog’s needs.
Do you have any experiences with any of the products mentioned on this list? Please share your thoughts.
Editor’s Note: This article was initially published in June 2017 but has been updated to include only the best dog treadmill for your dog!
Hale is very much an outdoors fan and there’s no place he’d go without Peanut, his golden Shep buddy. When they aren’t camping, backpacking, or hitting some trails, this pair enjoys discovering the latest toys, and usually goes for a walk in the park to try them out.