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Sadie’s Treadmill Alternative


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One tool frequently recommended by dog training professionals is the treadmill. Especially useful during the Winter months, you can use a treadmill to make sure your dog gets enough exercise and burns off excess energy, all from the comfort of your own home. The treadmill is also extremely helpful for dog owners with mobility issues, who can’t physically handle the kind of walks and exercise some dog breeds require. But not everyone has the space or money for a treadmill. Sadie has not had a chance to try a treadmill yet, but she’s created her own daily exercise that makes me think of a treadmill every time she does it.
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In these photos and videos, Sadie is playing with one of her little squeaky balls. She likes me to hide the balls so she can try and find them. One place I typically hide her ball is under a pillow. Sadie knows the ball is under the pillow and all she has to do is move the pillow to get it, but Sadie likes to do her treadmill exercise first. Every single time I hide a ball under a pillow, Sadie tries to frantically dig through the pillow to get to the ball. She gets some great exercise, working her little front paws for a few minutes, and when she feels like she’s done that enough, she just pushes the pillow aside and takes her ball. After a few good minutes of squeaking, Sadie will put the ball next to the pillow and stare at me expectantly, ready to start her “treadmill” exercise again.


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dogs, designer dogs, yorkipoo, yorkie poo, exercise, treadmill

This post is part of the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie, Love Is Being Owned By a Husky, and M.K. Clinton.


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This post is also part of the Thursday Barks and Bytes blog hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like A Dog.

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  1. Oh my gosh, the video of Sadie is hilarious! She’s even panting after that pillow workout.

    Haley loves jumping on the treadmill with me. It’s so funny to share it with her because she looks up at me with a huge smile on her face like we’re actually having fun on a real walk, haha. It’s much more fun going on a real walk outside, but on those super cold, winter days, a treadmill comes in handy.
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  2. THAT is truly adorable!! She must really love that ball to dig so enthusiastically! Thank you so much for joining the blog hop.

  3. BOL, nice paw workout, Sadie!! My boy Buzz likes to dig for his ball as well, but he’ll pounce on it first, then dig & nudge at it before he digs it out from underneath a pillow or towel I hide it in.

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