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Old 12-19-2012, 02:14 PM
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All this talk of treadmills is making me antsy! I emailed a couple people on craigslist and no one responded yet. I want a treadmill!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:23 PM
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All this talk of treadmills is making me antsy! I emailed a couple people on craigslist and no one responded yet. I want a treadmill!
You need to get one before Tuesday. Just sayin'.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:33 PM
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aren't there no roads and sidewalks and trails where you live?
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:37 PM
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aren't there no roads and sidewalks and trails where you live?
Well, hopefully after tomorrow they will be covered in snow and ice (black ice to you Twin)!

Besides, any opportunity to take my lazy to a new level! "Oh no, this treadmill isn't for me to exercise with! It's so I don't have to exercise to exercise my dog."
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:39 PM
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aren't there no roads and sidewalks and trails where you live?
You, my friend, are far more energetic or have more time than I do. I use my mill mostly while I multitask like doing laundry, cleaning, or training another dog. Also, I try to make this clear frequently but I'm naturally lazy. I could never satisfy my dogs (the mals, the pit bulls are content) with a walk alone and some days I really worry about playing fetch in the sloppy rain, Sloan twists and turns so drastically I fear torn ligaments with every catch even when I aim to not bounce the ball.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:04 PM
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Surely the more you exercise a dog, the more exercise it will need? Simply speaking?

I'm getting one for me, not the dogs. So I'll be fitter for them not the other way round!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:08 PM
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Surely the more you exercise a dog, the more exercise it will need? Simply speaking?

I'm getting one for me, not the dogs. So I'll be fitter for them not the other way round!!
Well, for me I want my dogs in shape but I can't always work them to the extent I would like to have them in that shape.

And there are days, especially in the winter, that I am not able to get in the exercise they deserve.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:11 PM
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I'm just fine with that. That's kind of the idea but from a different perspective...the more appropriate exercise the dog gets, the more s/he's capable of doing with less risk of injury.

I ask a lot of my dogs. It's on me to ensure they are conditioned for those tasks.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:20 PM
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I don't think it's a healthy alternative to just not work your dogs... LOL
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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You, my friend, are far more energetic or have more time than I do. I use my mill mostly while I multitask like doing laundry, cleaning, or training another dog. Also, I try to make this clear frequently but I'm naturally lazy. I could never satisfy my dogs (the mals, the pit bulls are content) with a walk alone and some days I really worry about playing fetch in the sloppy rain, Sloan twists and turns so drastically I fear torn ligaments with every catch even when I aim to not bounce the ball.
I"m just joking, I've thought about getting one in the past, and still do, but haven't made the plunge. I keep telling myself I have legs and a bike, put on some warm clothes and hit the road.

I realized playing fetch all the time was resulting in too many injuries with my dogs. They're crazy and like you say, twist, turn, stop, start, roll over a few times, flip in the air, land awkwardly, etc every day, things get hurt. But I found that a nice easy trot for a few miles a week coupled with intense play and things are usually just fine. When I depend on intense play, no matter the weather, for a few weeks, injuries pop back up.
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