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Dog Treadmill vs Human Treadmill

              The Dog Treadmill vs Human Treadmill Differences That Pose A Major Safety Risk

          Do not try using a human treadmill for your dog
So what are the differences between a dog treadmill and a human treadmill? The results below are shocking! 
 Difference in Noise       Have you ever seen your dog spooked by loud noises? Think of the vacuum cleaner, the garbage disposal, a crying baby, a loud commercial and many other possibilities. A pet treadmill is much quieter than a human treadmill. Your human treadmill can scare your dog, possibly introducing a phobia to any treadmill.  
Difference in Location Of Vital Electronics
     Dog treadmill vs human treadmill electronics are in different spots. Electronics are commonly stored underneath the tread on human treadmills. In comparison, the electrical components of a pet treadmill are stored away from the treadmill platform in separate containment. This is for a for very good reason   Dog hair, slobber, urine could end up under the tread. In a human treadmill, this would short out the electronic sensors and possibly void your warranty. Human treadmill motors also have ventilation systems underneath the tread, which clog with hair. Pet treadmills have electronics in a separate area enclosed with an internal cooling system preventing dog hair and dirt from entering.
.Differences in Treadmill Gaps Outside Of Tread
     With a dog treadmill vs human treadmill, you would notice a sizable gap between the trea and the side of the machine. This is extremely dangerous for your dog.  Large gaps on either side of the tread this could be problematic for dogs catching their paws.  Human treadmills also have large end caps on the front and back of the equipment, that will also maim while tearing your dogs legs and/or paws.  Pet treadmills are built to avoid any harm to your pet, and will not have bulky end caps or large tread gaps.  This extremely important safety feature will stop paws from getting caught under the belt, which could result in the death of your pet.
Differences In Console Position
      Do not risk the ridiculous position of straddling your dog and the treadmill while trying to operate the console on a human treadmill. This dangers of this are obvious.  You could lose your balance, your dog could knock you over, your dog could fall off and be pulled down face first. Any effort to do this could be a painful (and possible fatal) decision for you and/or your dog.   Pet treadmills have consoles facing outward for you to easily control incline and speed.  
Differences In Treadmill Programming
     Remember, in terms of the strides of humans and dogs the differences are massive.  A speed that you randomly choose on a human treadmill could be very wrong for your dog.  It is hard to comprehend how much more your dog will have  to move to keep up with the pre-programmed human treadmill speed.  Your dog will fall fast on the wrong speed, many human treadmills do not have speeds slow enough for small dogs.  The designers of pet treadmills understand this, which is why their pre programmed controls need to be followed.    
Differences In Treadmill Track Surface
     Human treadmills have a shorter track surface that is very dangerous for large dogs. This is important because proper length of tread constricts dogs movement shortening his of her stride resulting in potential joint problems. Pet treadmills have a wider tread to allow more room for your dog to move from side to side. Human treadmills with narrow tread large gaps on other side of the tread, could equal big problems for your dog.  
Differences In Treadmill Side Rails
   Training fences (also called side rails) are also a feature found only on pet treadmills.  Your dog may need this initially because your dog will be less likely to jump off or panic.