I’ll be getting some updated video footage of the pups on the treadmill soon. Tomorrow will be one month since we got the treadmill, and frankly the progress the dogs made amazed even me.
This morning I was about to leave to run some errands. I went up to my office to check email before leaving and the dogs, of course, came with me. Browser immediately went to the treadmill and started whining. He wanted to go jogging.
I decided I had a few extra minutes so I warmed up the machine. Widget hopped up first so I was going to let her jog first. Browser took offense to that and got up on there with her. I knew they couldn’t run in unison (Browser is a bit clumsy) but I turned the machine on anyway. They both ran for a few minutes but finally Widget gave Browser a shove so he’d leave her to jog in peace. I let Widget jog for a few minutes at a good pace. She’s so comfortable on there. She actually sort of zones out while jogging. She has gotten to the point where she can also look out the window on her left while she jogs (at first, that really tripped her up). I then let Browser jog and he was SO happy it was his turn. I turned the speed up to the highest he’s tried yet and he found his rhythm pretty quickly. He seemed disappointed when we were done.
Now, the challenge is getting to use the treadmill myself! When I’m on it the dogs sit and stare (I think they are afraid I’ll eat all their jogging treats) and even drop toys on the machine. I think they are trying to distract me so they can hop on!