It hasn’t been quite a month yet since we got the treadmill. I’d say, things are progressing nicely. I did some training with the dogs myself to get them used to the noise and feel of the machine but then Diana Smith from Hearts and Paws came over to give us an official lesson last week.
Widget, as I originally thought, has excelled at it. She seems to actually enjoy it. We’re only doing small stints right now – only a couple of minutes at a time – until they are really comfortable and don’t require a handful of treats as incentive. Then we’ll start to adjust the speed and duration of our workouts.
Browser is less sure of the whole process. He lacks a little confidence with it but I see improvement each time. He’s very eager to please so he’s being a real trooper about the whole thing.
Here are a couple of videos of their progress. Widget is first, then Browser. Oh, and that whining in Widget’s video? That’s Browser protesting being excluded from Widget’s workout.