Dog Exercise Wheels

Exercise Wheels For Dogs - Buyer's Guide and Reviews 

I imagine that a large majority of you reading this article have never been introduced to a dog exercise wheel. They are relatively new and underproduced. It's possible that the only current producer of dog exercise wheels is GoPet.

This company has heard the cry of the people and responded with what may be the next big thing in canine conditioning. For years, hamsters have been burning calories and getting the exercise they need with hamster wheels.

The time-tested design and practicality of the hamster wheel is now being used on a greater scale. It is unfortunate that for many dog owners, finding time to get their dogs the exercise they need rarely happens, if at all.

Dogs are usually left to fend for themselves. They will run around the house plowing over children and breaking family heirlooms in an attempt to release the pent-up energy. Time simply won't allow you as an owner to take your dog out for a stroll.

This story is common, and it's why I tell it. Do not feel ashamed but rather know that there is a solution to your dilemma.

The following is a list of 4 GoPet dog exercise wheels and a review of them all.


Product reviews

1)GOPET CG 4012 Exercise wheel for Small Dogs 

This GoPet dog exercise wheel is built for small dogs that weigh up to 25 pounds. The running area is 40 in. (D) x 12 in. (W).

One of the great benefits of this product is that it is mildew resistant. It is also a safe and effective means of providing exercise for your dog.

Pros

  • This product is mildew resistant.
  • This product is safe and effective.
  • This item is great for dogs under 25 lbs.

Cons

  • This item should not be used for dogs over 25 lbs. 
  • The GOPET Treadwheel for Small Dogs may be too expensive for some.

2)GoPet USA CS4814 – Small-Medium Breed TreadWheel

This product is a great option to provide your small- to medium-size dog with the exercise that he needs. It can be used for pups up to 80 lbs and has a design that is 48 in. (D) x 14 in. (W).

A great benefit of this product is that it comes with a safe, matted surface for the feet of your dog. It also is mildew resistant. The manufacturers are confident about their product and include a 1-year warranty as well.

Pros

  • This item comes with a 1-year warranty.
  • The soft, matted surface makes for a great track for your dog to run on.
  • This item is easy to use.

Cons

  • This item may be too heavy for one person to move by himself. 
  • You will need to have an adequate amount of space to store this item.

3)GOPET CS 6020 Dog Exercise Wheel for Medium to Large Dogs less than 150 lbs

This wheel is designed for dogs that are in the medium to large range. These dogs must weigh less than 150 lbs. The dimensions of this item are 35 x 65 x 70 inches.

The GOPET Dog Exercise Wheel for Medium to Large Dogs is extremely durable and sturdy. It is made with trusted materials and will not bend or break.

Pros

  • This product is durable and built to last.
  • This item is made in the USA.
  • This product is easy to clean and can be used indoors or outdoors.

Cons

  • The item may be too expensive for some. 
  • The item may be too heavy for some to move by themselves.

4)GoPet CS8022 – Large Breed TreadWheel

This is the largest wheel that GOPET offers the public. It is not big enough for every dog, but it can be used efficiently for dogs up to 150 lbs and that measure up to 30 in. at the shoulder.

The dimensions of this product are 87" (H) x 36" (D) x 82" (W). This product is also backed with a 1-year warranty.

Pros

  • The 1-year warranty ensures customer satisfaction.
  • This item is made in the USA and is built to last.
  • The item is easy to use and easy to clean.

Cons

  • This item is relatively expensive. 
  • The item will need an adequate amount of storage space.

Buyer's guide


As the vast majority of you are probably being introduced to this type of item for the first time, I am sure a number of questions have risen to the surface. As a result, the following questions will be addressed in this buyer's guide:

How can I purchase a dog exercise wheel?
How do I choose the right wheel for my dog?
What size wheel do I need for my dog?
Why should I purchase a dog exercise wheel?
How do I measure my dog for a treadwheel?
Are dog exercise wheels safe?

Let's get started…

How can I purchase a dog exercise wheel?

I'm sure what I will tell you next will not surprise you. Believe it or not, you can purchase some sizes on Amazon. However, they may not all be available on Amazon, as they are newer products.

Another great avenue is through the official GOPETUSA website.


How do I choose the right wheel for my dog?

For starters, you will need to know your dog's weight. This can be determined by taking your dog to the vet.

Another option for determining your dog's weight (although it may be more difficult if your dog is large) is to weigh yourself on a scale, then step on the scale with your dog. After this, subtract the difference, and you'll have the weight of your dog.

There are also devices on the market today that make weighing your dog easy. This could be another option to make sure you accurately figure out your dog's weight.

Weighing your dog is an important first step in the process of figuring out what wheel is right for you. However, to find the perfect wheel, you will also need to know the measurements of your dog as well.


How do I measure my dog for a treadwheel?

After you have weighed your dog, then you will need to get the measurements of your dog. This can be done by using a basic tape measure. First, measure your dog's height from the ground to its shoulder.

Then you will want to measure the length of your dog from the tip of his nose to the base of his tail. Make sure you write down the weight, height, and length of your dog. You will need this information later.



What size wheel do I need for my dog?

When you have completed these two steps, choose one of the four wheels accordingly. GOPET has simplified this process for you.

If you go on their website, you can plug in your dog's weight, height, and length, and GOPET will let you know the perfect wheel for your dog.

The smallest wheel is for dogs that are less than 25 lbs. The second smallest wheel is for dogs that are less than 80 lbs. The next wheel up is for dogs that are less than 150 lbs. Finally, the largest wheel is for dogs up to 150 lbs. and with a shoulder height of less than 30 in.


Why should I purchase a dog exercise wheel?

It is unfortunate, but there are so many things that will fight for your attention throughout the day. When this occurs, the attention that a dog desires and needs is often forgotten.

One of the major areas of neglect is in the realm of a dog's exercise. Dogs are energetic animals that are meant to roam and run around.

With the increase in population over the years, houses being crammed together, and people living in apartments, dogs find themselves sitting in houses all day long. This is unbeneficial for a dog – and can also lead to great amounts of stress for its owner.

If you have a dog that barks a lot and terrorizes your home, this could be due to a lack of exercise in the life of your pet. If you have a dog that is frequently on edge and unfriendly toward others, this could also be resulting from your dog's lack of exercise.

The GOPET dog exercise wheel is the solution to this problem.



Are dog exercise wheels safe?

The product is relatively new, and it is hard to find good information on this point. But it has been tested, and the manufacturers believe their product is ready for the open market.

Conclusion

This article has covered reasons for why you should consider purchasing a dog exercise wheel, as well as four different options as you determine which exercise wheel is right for you based on the size and weight of your dog.

If you have been struggling to find time to exercise your dog, I would give the GOPET dog exercise wheel a try. You may find that it is just what you were looking for.

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