33333333333333 When we designed dogPACER dog treadmills we did not compromise. We set out to design the best dog treadmills that have ever been built and we succeeded. See what the whole dog community is talking about. 




"People Made Fun Of My Overweight Dog"

 Dear dogPACER,

I know there are people out there who write you letters to say thank you, but I wanted to write you a different letter. Not just a letter to say thank you, but for us to talk about something that goes on when dogs gain weight, and it is actually rather upsetting. Before I got my dog a dogPACER a year ago, the main reason we stopped going for walks wans’t just him. It was me.



I have a French Bulldog named Marxine. She is beautiful, sweet, and a bit lazy. As is, she was a “thick” dog *(that is the word me and my husband use to not hurt her feelings) but we always just loved her and accepted that as part of her. The problem was the didn’t realize how much weight she was putting on until we started taking her to dog parks, and seeing other people react. They would look at her and laugh. They would come over and ask if her name was Fatty. People made fun of my overweight dog. Over time, it got to me, and I ended up caving and getting a dogPACER because, well, I was not only sad for Marxine, I was sad for us, too. I knew it reflected on us, and as much as people thought laughing was okay because she was stocky and cute, it wasn’t okay to us.

So not only am I writing to say that Marxine is no longer a “tubbins” (as one cruel kid called her), but also to implore you readers to be kind if they see an overweight dog. Offer up advice, but don’t be cruel and mean about it. The dog has ears and has feelings, and so do the owners.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for taking the time to make a product that helped get my dog back in shape. Well, really, in shape for the first time!

With Regards,

Jen and Brent Lauper 



How To Curve Aggression In A Dog

You know, dogs are just like people. There are going to be some who are very gentle, quiet creatures, and there are going to be some who are just naturally more loud and aggressive. But do not fret if yourdog is loud and sometimes aggressive. There are some simple steps to take to help curve some of your dog’s aggression, and we are here right now to share those steps with you.



Believe it or not, in most cases of aggressive dogs, integration can help. I know that sounds crazy (my dog is aggressive, why would i bring it around more people and other animals?), but what you need to understand is, often, that aggression is born out of fear. The dog is more afraid and wants to just protect itself. Taking the dog for walks and making sure you are aware when people and other animals are coming around is key. Let them know not see these people at a threat (but always maintain leash control). remember, it takes a little bit of authority to ensure the dog stops reacting. Let them know you are the alpha, and if you are safe and in control, so are they.

The other thing you can do is slowly introduce new (friendly) animal and dog faces to the dog. Bring them by your home, keep them a safe distance away, then let them approach slowly (with you still in full control of the situation). They will slowly come to learn that if you are okay with someone, they should be, too.

Just keep in mind this takes a lot of time and practice, and will not just change over night. Much like with anything with a dog, it takes as much work and commitment on your part as it does theirs. 




Simple Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Sad

It can sometimes be pretty obvious when someone we love and care about is sad or depressed. They walk around all mopey, and often don’t smile. They sometimes sleep later and wear dark clothes to symbolize how they feel. They pass up on plans, and maybe even weep. But with dogs and sadness and depression, it can be harder to tell. We decided to compile a list of some simple ways to tell if your dog is sad, and some things you can do to help.



First off, the signs of a dog being depressed are far more similar to a human than one would first suspect. They do a lot of the same things humans do. They lose interest in things that once seemed to make them happy, and might even be less likely to eat or want to get up from a deep sleep. Those are the simple signs. But it can be more complex, too. The dog could be less friendly, and may want to spend more time alone. The dog could even get more aggressive as a way to deal with its sadness. There are some relatively simple things you can do when you notice these sings so to not let the dog get any sadder. What is the main thing you can do?


Believe it or not, even if the dog doesn’t seem like it wants to go out or wants to exercise, don’t give it the option. Leash it up, take it outside for a walk, and watch how the sadness slowly seeps away. The dangerous part of sadness and lethargy is that the dog can gain weight, which can lead to health issues. So even if Fido is sad, you need to make sure that the dog is getting enough air and activity to counter act that sadness. Once it remembers how happy being outside and being active makes it, there is a good chance that will whittle away some of the sadness.

So remember, healthiness equals happiness.