I’ve long felt that that the modern day treadmill is a backwards concept.
Instead of using up electricity, they should be be creating it.
If all the energy being expended in gyms and homes across the country could be harnessed, it would be enough to … well, I have no idea, but it would make more sense than all that treadmills and exercise bicycles use up, especially at gyms where the temperature is set at 68 degrees and 20 televisions, all tuned to a different channel, line the walls.
So, silly as this Japanese-made device might look, it makes some sense.
The Doggy Health Run Pet Owner Exercise Treadmill — aka DoggyMan — doesn’t need to be plugged in. A human pedals the bicycle, which in turn powers the treadmill that the dog happily trots along on.
As a result, both human and dog get much needed exercise — much like they would on, say, a walk.
The treadmill — too small to be used with a larger dog — can be placed alongside the exercise bike or in front of it.
“Every dog owner wants their fluffy friend to be in the best of health. But sometimes, it’s just too hot or cold to play outdoors, or maybe your canine pal wants to head out a little too late at night,” the website Japantrendshop.com explains.
“Well, with the Doggy Health Run Pet Owner Exercise Treadmill, your dog can get all the exercise they need … with a little help from their owner!”
You might want to be fairly certain before you purchase it that your dog will like it, and not run away from it.
It comes with a price tag of $2,082.