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7 Best Dog Treadmills for Getting Your Pup a Workout This Winter

Give Fido his own corner of the home gym.

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As we make our way through the coldest months of the year, you—and your dog—may have a hard time making it outside for your daily exercise. Besides being unpleasant, icy, slippery roads and frigid temps can be harmful for your pup—especially if they're not a cold weather breed. But just like you, they need to get their zoomies out somehow, and investing in a treadmill for your dog can help maintain their health—and your sanity. While your dog could technically use a human treadmill, dog treadmills are specifically designed for pups, making them safer and more comfortable for your canine companion—and they take up less space than regular treadmills, to boot.

With a few different choices out there, it can be hard to figure out which treadmill is best for you, your dog, and your budget. Look below for buying advice and in-depth reviews on our favorite dog treadmills available today.

How to Choose a Dog Treadmill

When looking for a treadmill for your dog, the most important thing to consider is how large your dog is. While small dogs can usually size up to a bigger treadmill, large dogs cannot size down, as the tread will not be long enough and could pose a safety hazard. Although most dog treadmills have relatively high weight limits—sometimes even ranging up to 220 pounds—you should not rely on weight capacity alone to determine if a particular model is right for your pup. Some treadmills may have a high weight capacity but will still be ideally sized for smaller dogs.

Also, consider the features that the treadmill has—do you want it to have workout options? A remote control? Incline settings? These can help your dog get a good workout in and help prevent boredom. Finally, if you have a smaller space, you probably want to consider a treadmill that can be put away when not in use, so look for options that are collapsible and have wheels for easy relocation.

How We Selected

To find the best dog treadmills on the market, we took into account price, size, speeds, workout settings, and incline. We then consulted customer reviews, written by people who’ve bought these models on sites like Amazon, to settle on these seven.

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Best for Small Dogs
Pet Fitness Treadmill

Key Specs

  • Size: 49 by 21 by 28 inches
  • Weight capacity: 200 pounds
  • Remote control: Yes

Some treadmills may be too big for tiny dogs, but this one is made with little legs in mind. It can hold up to 200 pounds, so it's impressively sturdy, but from floor to bar it only reaches 40 inches, so it's best for smaller dogs.

It reaches speeds up to 7.5 mph—which is more than enough to get most dogs running— has three incline settings, and comes with 12 preset programs. Plus, there is a safety key that can be attached to your dog's collar that will stop the treadmill if they fall or stop walking.

Best for Medium Dogs
PetRun PR720F Dog Treadmill

Key Specs

  • Size: 52 by 16–inch running belt
  • Weight capacity: 132 pounds
  • Remote control: Yes

If you have a smaller dog, or a puppy that will grow to be medium-large, this treadmill could be a good option for you. It can hold up to 132 pounds, and its speed settings range from 0.6 to 7.5 mph. It can be controlled manually or with the remote, and it even has a spot to attach a toy for extra motivation.

Best for Large Dogs
Dog Treadmill

Key Specs

  • Size: 67.72 by 23.62 by 38.58 inches
  • Weight capacity: 220 pounds
  • Remote control: No

This treadmill is designed for the big boys out there. It can hold up to 220 pounds, and has sturdy caged sides, which help keep your dog from stepping out or turning around.

It has a display with stats like speed, time, distance and calories, and it operates quietly, so it won't startle you dog while they are using it.

Best Manual Treadmill
Phoenix Dog Treadmill

Key Specs

  • Size: 64 by 20 by 48 inches (medium), 71 by 22 by 59 inches (large)
  • Weight capacity: Not listed
  • Remote control: No

This treadmill keeps your dog in control, allowing them to set the pace as they walk on it. Not only is it sturdy and beautifully made, it lets your dog run or walk as long or as fast as they would like to. Better yet, you don't have to worry nearly as much about your pup's safety on it—because it's manual, it will stop running as soon as they do.

Sturdiest Design
PetRun PR725 Dog Treadmill

Key Specs

  • Size: 90 by 24 by 16 inches
  • Weight capacity: 175 pounds
  • Remote control: Yes

Another great pick for big dogs, this treadmill has a large, sturdy surface that remains steady even when your dog is sprinting on it.

It also has a low height, which makes it easy for your dog to step on and off of it. It has three adjustable incline settings, and the speed can be controlled manually or with a remote.

Best Budget-Friendly Option
Dog Treadmill for Small Dogs

Key Specs

  • Size: 48 by 22.8 by 42 inches
  • Weight capacity: 130 pounds
  • Remote control: Yes

Many aspects of caring for small dogs are cheaper than parenting larger breeds, and that's definitely true when it comes to dog treadmills. The most affordable option on our list, this model costs under $400, and can hold up to 130 pounds.

It comes with side panels to help train your dog to stay on the machine, but you can take them off once they're comfortable on the treadmill. It has front wheels, so you can easily move it around, and it can reach speeds of 7.5 mph.

Quietest Operation
Pet Running Machine for Small/Medium-Sized Dogs

Key Specs

  • Size: Not listed; 14 by 38–inch running belt
  • Weight capacity: 200 pounds
  • Remote control: Yes

If you're looking for a great treadmill for your small-breed dog, look no further. This model boasts a 4.3/5 average rating from reviewers on Amazon, who praise its easy assembly and quiet operation.

It comes with 12 workout modes, a remote control, and has an LCD screen that displays the number of calories burned, distance, speed, and time.

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