If your first thought is that your dog would be horrified by this, you’re not alone. GoPet aims to exercise your pet indoors or out. The free standing wheel provides an unrestricted running surface, allowing the dog to walk or run (hamster-style) for miles. The wheel’s open design allows waste and debris to pass through, making it a clean and healthy space for your pet

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  1. Barry

    GoPet is a company that developes and distributes dog exercise equipment. We have treadmills and dog powered treadwheels. The GoPet Treadwheel is made in different sizes from toy size to medium size breed dogs with a large breed design in development stages. The surface the dogs run on is up to to the dog owner a Flat metal wire type surface covered with a sandy grit that can help file down dog’s nails or a prototype rubber mat that allows for a soft running surface. The treadwheel is a great design because it allows the dog to go as fast or slow as they choose. Its all up to the dog and once the training period is done the door is removed so the dog can jump in and out at their own will. Dogs that are in our office will walk up to 8 miles per day in their wheels. It is an exercise option that allows for a dog owner to be flexible in their schedules and still get a dog some exercise. Reasons for not being able to get a dog out for a walk are The weather(hot, cold ,rainy)or time constraints everyone is busier these days with one worker taking on the jobs of 2 or 3 others in the work place. Another need for the treadwheel is that dog owners are loving their dogs to death by over feeding them with treats and table scraps. This is causing an epedemic of obese dogs over 50% of dogs in the USA are overweight. These dog owners are just not getting there dogs any exercise. This causes diabetes, cushings disease, heart disease, joint issues to name a few. These dogs could live a longer healthier life with fewer vet bills if they just got some exercise. Some dogs are just super high energy dogs and they need more exercise than an owner can give them so they often are given up to a rescue shelter. The wheel is a great option for those pet owners because with the wheel they will be able to finally get their dog tired out making it easier to live with and less destructive than without the treadwheel. The treadwheel costs are equal to that of dog treadmills and its all powered by the dog. My labs are dock divers in great shape and I have the prototype for the large breed dogs in my yard. My 3 labs have a 1/2 acre to run on but they chase each other to the wheel to be first because it gives them that runners endorphine rush and a very good cardiovascular workout that they crave. I walk my dogs 3 miles a day and swim them weather permitting 3 times a week but the wheel is something that they like to do to work off excess energy and having 3 young crazy labs it really helps. GoPet is all about the dog and getting them fit so they live longer healthier lives.