dogPACER Minipacer Treadmill 2018 Review
dogPACER Minipacer Treadmill – It’s heaven on earth for dogs!
- Small whisper-quiet motor and compact design make it easy for small dogs to learn.
- The customer service is phenomenal.
- Create your own Canine Gym at home – Great Indoor Exercise when you can’t get outside.
- Workout with your Dog! The best workout companion is your dog – make exercise a priority for you both.
- The dogPACER can help you get your dog from fat to fit or just in great shape
I’ve owned the small dogPACER Treadmill for over a year now (purchased through Amazon) and have been extremely satisfied with this dog treadmill product.
I did not have any difficulty setting up this treadmill, it came mostly assembled. Training was a cinch and my dog was walking on this treadmill within an hour of having received it. I stay seated nearby to keep a close eye on how she’s doing and also to give words of encouragement.
As for how my dog likes this treadmill; I think it’s safe to say that she LOVES it. She really seems to look forward to walking on it almost as much as she enjoys going for a real walk. If I even mention the treadmill her tail starts wagging and she trots on over to it. Our winter and summer routine when it’s too cold or hot for a walk is usually 20 minutes in the morning, 20 minutes at night and just fast enough that it’s like a brisk walk. Sometimes she likes to go as slow as .7 mph and as fast as 1.7 mph (she weighs about 5 lbs, but this treadmill can go faster for larger dogs). She is a terrier with lots of energy so sometimes I have her at a slow jog.
Overall; an expensive purchase but one that I feel was well worth it. I feel good knowing that my lil’ girl can still get a little activity in her day and seems to really enjoy this. I would definitely purchase again if need be, but I hope that this one will continue to run for years to come.
One of my friends also bought this dogPACER Minipacer Treadmill for their Miniature Australian Shepherd. They live where the snow piles up so this works out really well for their dog too.
Once ordered, it arrived within a week, in perfect condition, in extremely sturdy packaging with FREE shipping. Following the excellent instructional guide included, it was super easy to setup.
Once I had it setup, my dog became very curious about this new “toy”. To lessen any anxiety, I sprayed her with a little bit of Rescue Remedy – BEFORE I ever flipped the switch. After a few minutes, I stood her on the machine, turned it on, and very slowly advanced the speed a bit at a time. Five minutes later, she was walking like she owned that machine! To say she’s happy while walking or running on it would be an understatement.
My toy-sized dog has taken to this treadmill like a duck to water. When she gets up in the morning, the first thing she does is hop up on her treadmill and waits for me to turn it on! She doesn’t even bother going to the bathroom first. Walking on the treadmill takes precedence over everything… She will trot for a mile, then walk and she’s a happy little pupper. She sometimes wants to walk another mile in the afternoon, which is no problem at all. Simply flip the toggle switch, then adjust the speed and she’s good to go for her afternoon stroll in the warmth and comfort of my living room. What could be easier than that? No hot asphalt on her paws and no mud on my floors when it’s raining out. How great is THAT? And when she’s done, I can simply fold it up against the wall or slide it under the bed. Talk about convenient!
My verdict on the dogPACER Minipacer Treadmill
So far it is wonderful. It’s much quieter than I thought it would be. My little dog adores her treadmill, and so do I. And since dogPACER created this treadmill especially for dogs, I have no worries about her safety. The quick stop mechanism is always there to stop the machine immediately if need be, which gives me an additional sense of security. DogPACER really thought of everything when they created this dream machine. I highly recommend it!
What do you think of this dog treadmill? Any thoughts or concerns? Would you buy it or do you own one?