Over the years Me & my dad have asked trainers a lot of questions on what they use our machines for. So I thought i should hand over some information to get the best out of your machine .
DOGS EXERCISED PER HOUR
High Fitness periods : Greyhounds Military dogs , Sledding dogs & Requiring fitness for Agility
ONE DOG : 3 DOGS
TWO DOG : 6 DOGS
THREE DOG : 9 DOGS
FOUR DOG : 12 DOGS
Medium Fitness : Show dogs , pets & medium size dogs
ONE DOG :4 - 6 DOGS
TWO DOG : 6 - 8 DOGS
THREE DOG : 9 - 12 DOGS
FOUR DOG : 12 - 16 DOGS
- Val Ward slat belt treadmills are very old now none under the age of 13years . So keep chain well lubricated on treadmill , if they start to rust the chain links will snap & break slats.
- Dont over oil the Val Ward Variable speed pulley otherwise V-belt will slip .
- If your Variable speed pulley is chewing up V-belts means your Variable speed pulley has warn out , can last upwards of 15yrs . Once replaced you will notice your machine to be quieter.
- Most trainers have dogs on machine for 10 to 20 minutes 2 to 3 times a day
- When your about to work the dog hard its best to warm up your dog on machine for 5 minutes , just a casual walk to reduce chance of ligament damage .
- Once the dog has had a hard work out its best to cool the dog down on machine to stop lactic acid forming which deteriorates muscle .
- Val Ward Dog treadmills are also good for rehabilitation of injury .
- The dogs love to look at something as they walk on treadmills (eg) facing outside .
- Stay with dogs on treadmill at all times for their safety .
drop 2 to 3 drops off oil in variable speed pulley once a week.
older treadmills which are chain driven should be oiled also.
after 1yr Check Wood underneath PVC belt where dogs walk for grooves .
if grooves seem deep wood may need to be replaced sooner rather then later.
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