How did the idea come about?

Having had pets throughout my life and working as a pet sitter for the past three years, I recognized the importance of providing safe and beneficial exercise to the dogs under my care, regardless of weather conditions. Additionally, I took into consideration each dog's unique needs as well as the preferences and requirements of their respective families.

What is a Zoomie?

If you ever caught your dog running in circles at full speed around the house or park. I’m sure you wondered what is going on. Was it stung by a bee or spooked by something. Chances are it is simply a case of the Zoomies.

According to Los Angeles-based Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Jill Goldman, Ph.D., Zoomies are a type of Frenetic Random Activity Period (FRAP) where a dog seems to suddenly explode with energy. “They are a burst of energy like a volcano. Energy builds up then there is the expression and release of that energy.” Usually, with the Zoomies, a dog will show repetitive behaviour like running around in circles, taking laps around a grass area, or continuously circling and jumping on the sofa.

Dogs engage in the Zoomies when, “they have some form of excess energy that’s been contained such as physical energy, like when they’ve been crated, or nervous energy, like when they have tolerated an uncomfortable situation.” The chance to finally release that energy can lead to seemingly wild FRAPping behaviour. “Anytime your dog has been denied the opportunity to express his natural energy levels; you can predict a case of the Zoomies.”

It’s not just puppies that zoom. Dogs of any age can participate in the behaviour. Senior dogs sleep far more than young pups, so they have less energy to exert in the first place, but without the chance to express themselves appropriately, they can feel the need to zoom too.

The Zoomies are a normal and natural dog behaviour. Not all dogs participate, but those that do often seem gleeful, as if they are having a fabulous time. In fact, play bouts often go hand in hand with the behaviour. As dogs are finally letting out their pent-up energy, it’s no wonder they seem to be having so much fun.

As long as, there are no obstacles to get in the way and harm your dog in the process, Goldman says it’s fine to let your dog’s Zoomies run their course. [1]

[1] Source: American Kennel Club. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/what-are-zoomies/

How old does my dog need to be?

We can run dogs as young as 6 months and above 6kg.

Do I need to be home?

Only for the first session. Your dog will feel less afraid if you are there to give them some affirmation until they are more used to the van and the treadmill (and us!).

After that, you are welcome to leave them with us and go enjoy yourself. For subsequent sessions and if you need, you can hide a key for us, only if it’s safe to do so. We can also come to your work if you bring your dog to work.

How is this different to walking my dog?

When your dog is on the treadmill, it isn’t restricted at all. They can go as fast as they want. Walking on our treadmills is not the same as walking your dog at the park or around the neighbourhood. Your dog is concentrating about every step they take and to do that they are flexing all the muscles in their body. The workout is both physical and mental, and the result is a tired doggy!

How long does it take for them to feel comfortable on the treadmill?

Dogs learn at different speeds. Most dogs will usually take between 10-15 minutes to get completely used to it. Some may take longer but we will try our very best to make them feel comfortable and motivated at all times using plenty of positive reinforcement, like treats and toys.

How should I prepare my dog for a session?

You will receive a reminder the day before your session. Do not feed your dog one hour before they are going to work out and let them relieve themselves before, we start training.

What are your service areas and hours of operation?

Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturdays contact us. We are currently serving NOR suburbs (15km radius Scarborough).

How long are the sessions?

Each session is a 30-minute run, tailored to your dog’s needs.

How often should I run my dog?

Most people will schedule a run once a week, and usually at the same time. They will learn the routine and that is time to work out. Because owners know their dogs the best, we would suggest observing how they react to regular exercise and book accordingly for the first month.

What can I expect during a session?

We work hard to give your dog the best workout they can have, and each day is different for them. We supervise their movements and encourage them to move the treadmill on their own during the whole session. We stop the dog for breaks and water as needed. For the first three sessions we recommend bringing some of your dog’s favourite treats and toys.

How long until my dog runs at full speed?

Each dog is different! Some get it right away within minutes and others need a few sessions to build confidence in themselves. Your dog will get a great workout even if they are not running full speed. While trotting they are focusing, balancing, and walking with a slight incline for the entire time. Their mind, core and leg muscles are working, making them tired.

How is payment handled?

All sessions are prepaid, online and payments in-person are only available in special events/circumstances. We accept PayID, Visa, Mastercard or cash.

What are the minimum requirements?

We ask that you discuss any physical activity with your vet. Your dog needs to be at least 6 months old and above 6kgr and up to date with all vaccinations. We can accommodate anywhere from 6kg - 80kg. Please let us know your dog’s needs and we will do our best to adjust accordingly.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please call for any cancellations or rescheduling. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the appointment will incur in a $25 charge. No-call, no-shows, or cancellations within 2 hours of the session will be charged full fee.

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