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EVANSVILLE | NEWBURGH | BOONVILLE | CHANDLER

Who is The Running Lab?

Who is The Running Lab
The Running Lab Brings the Gym Straight to your Pup's Doorstep! 

The Running Labs mobile fitness sessions are designed to ensure your furry friend not only stays happy but lives their healthiest life! We come to you, delivering joyful exercise right at your home, inside our cool and comfy mobile fitness center.

 

We prioritize your dog's safety and well-being, while challenging them both mentally and physically. We will guide your adorable pooch through our three stages of slat mill fun! From the basics of slat mill training, boosting their confidence, and finally challenging them to their fullest potential! You can even watch your dog joyfully move and improve with us.

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Why Exercise My Dog?

There are many challenges associated with lack of exercise. Things such as: 

  • Damaging chewing, digging or scratching

  • Excessive play biting and rough playtime

  • Seeking attention through barking and whining

  • Exploratory behaviors, similar to garbage rummaging

  • Excessive predatory and social play

  • Toppling furniture and jumping on people

  • Hyperactivity, heightened excitability and increased night-time activity

What are some of the Benefits of a Well Exercised Dog? Here are some examples:

  • Reduce or eliminate common behavior problems such as digging, excessive barking, chewing and hyperactivity

  • Keeps dogs healthy, agile and limber

  • Reduces digestive problems and constipation

  • Helps dogs build confidence and trust

  • Dogs feel sleepy, rather than restless!

  • Weight control

Slat Mill 101
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Slat Mill 101...

What is a Slat Mill?:

A dog running treadmill, also known as a "slatmill," operates WITHOUT A MOTOR. Strictly powered and controlled by your energetic and excited pup! This means that your pup can stand, walk, jog, and run! We as trainers can challenge your pup by increasing resistance and elevation! 

Slat Mill Safety:

With a cushioned rubberized running surface your pup's paws will always be well protected! Wearing a well fitted harness and connected to the slat mill they cannot fall off. By using treats, toys, and energetic enthusiasm we will train your pup to love the mill! 

Benefits and Frequency of Slat Mill Use:

A slat mill will allow your pup to walk, jog, or run at any speed and for any duration of time they choose! The Running Lab recommends the use of our services once a week for a dog that loves to run on the mill while no more than twice a week for a dog that likes to walk on the mill! In some high drive dog breeds such as Belgian Malinois we recommend two runs per week on the mill. 

*Before involving your dog in physical activities, it's essential to consult with your veterinarian, especially if there's a risk of illness or injury. Additionally, ensure that your dog is up to date on all vaccinations.*

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