Here is a short video of my family training our Australian Shepherd puppy to walk on our antique dog treadmill. This machine was made in 1881 and it was built to use dog, goat, or sheep power to operate a butter churn or other small farm implement. The slope of the track is adjustable and in this video is set at the second flattest slope. There is no load on the machine and the puppy is barely heavy enough to make it turn. He doesn’t seem to mind the noise from the tracks, and he loves the snacks he gets as rewards. He will soon be part of the demonstration that we take to antique machinery shows.

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