Tread-Your-Pooch

Libby Pohl
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What- A manual treadmill on wheels for a dog. The dog controls his speed, while you control the speed of the wagon the treadmill is attached to with a clip on wireless remote. The treadmill piece is also removable from the rolling platform so you can put the treadmill inside and have them run indoors if it is raining or do not have time to take your dog for a walk. 

Why- Old and/or lazy, fat dogs are a pain to walk because of their frequent stops and slow pace whether they are sniffing or resting. A short walk to the end of the block and back can turn into an hour long ordeal if you have a slow dog. With this treadmill, you can walk or run at your own desired pace while the dog, or other walk able pet, can walk at his or hers. This treadmill gets your dog in shape without having to go long distances because it is not tempted to stop and sniff everything. You do not have time to have the dog stop and sniff everything so it allows the dog to get just as much or more excersize in a shorter amount of time. 

How- We build a carpet mill type of model out of wood with a leash attached it to keep the dog contained. Then we would build a wood platform with a motor that has 4 mountain durable wheels on it. We would then code a wireless remote to be able to control the speed of the platform.