FAQs and Do's & Don'ts
To ensure the safety of your dog comes first, we've outlined some frequently asked questions along with some simple do's and don'ts.
How long do sessions last?
To prevent early dog fatigue we limit the sessions to 30 minutes.
Water, lots of rewarding treats, fun and squeaky toys, and tons of encouragement will be included!
We also provide a speedometer and weight scale to keep track of progress and set records!
What kind of treadmills are they?
We offer two different styles and two different sizes. The small and large treadmills are actually slatmills. They have wooden slats - specifically designed for dogs - instead of a normal tread belt. These two slatmills are flat, with the option of a light incline.
The other style we offer is a high-resistance treadmill, meant to build muscle or burn excess fat.
All treadmills are self-propelled by the dog. We allow the dog to set the pace they are most comfortable with.
Why do you do it?
Because I love dogs and will always be invested in dogs and their health.
What if my dog doesn't like the treadmills?
Some dogs may not be so agreeable at first. We're prepared to train your dog on multiple occasions to allow your dog to slowly gain confidence with the treadmills. However, it is your choice - and you know your dog better than we do. If your dog disagrees with the treadmills we have two options - train the dog to be more comfortable with the treadmills, or discontinue sessions and stick to simply taking your dog on regular walks.
What areas do you service?
We will drive as far west as Ivins, Utah, and as far east as La Verkin, Utah. We're happy to service 55+ communities and we love to be a service to dogs that live with smaller yards.
Why are you closed during the middle of the day?
The Southern Utah heat can be daunting and exhausting to beat during the middle of the day. Operating the bus during the hottest part of the day can be expensive. We want to keep the bus as cool and as comfortable as possible while it idles. So to keep your cost down we try to run the business in the mornings and evenings.
Do's and Don'ts
Don't feed or water your dog...
Don't feed and water your dog an hour before a session. Running on a full stomach is not comfortable and is not safe for some breeds. Be careful and limit the amount of water your dog drinks after a session. Too much water and food intake before exercising can lead to Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) which can be life-threatening in dogs.