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Sizing Guidlines

Please read these sizing tips to help determine the proper size “Dog Trotter” for your dog.  Once you know the size that you need, please navigate to the treadmill pages. If you have questions or are not sure just send us a note in the contact form on this page or call us at 888-378-9688.

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As a general rule your dog’s weight can be used to determine the best dog treadmill size to buy.  Generally, dogs within the weight parameters outlined will fit on the recommended treadmill, but not always. Some dogs may have longer legs and weigh less, or some dogs may be heavier with shorter legs than the recommended guidelines.

It is important to understand that weight guidelines alone do not always make for a full proof fit. For this reason we encourage owners to take a second measurement. It is called a Gait Measurement and is most accurate in determining the best treadmill for your dog.

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Exercise Gait Length

Measure Your Dog Fully Extended. To do this, get your dog in a down position on its side and extend the legs, both front and back so they both appear to be reaching. The legs don’t need to be straight out – just comfortably extended.

Provide Wiggle Room. Add another 5-10 inches to your dog’s extended measurement. Consider that your dog may drift forward or back and allow for more room to ensure your dog will stride and change gaits at a comfortable speed.

Review the Specifications for each Dog Trotter on the treadmill pages. Compare your measurements with the individual model specs to determine the best fit.

Multi-pet Family. If you own dogs of many sizes, measure the biggest dog and buy for this size. The smaller dogs can also learn to run on the larger track.

The charts below are for reference only and may or may not work for your dog. Please use all of the info on this page to help with your decision.

Running Deck: 49” x 12”

Airedale Terrier

Pit Bull Terrier

Australian Shepherd

Basset Hound


Brittany Spaniel

Chinese Shar-Pe


Cocker Spaniel

English Bulldog

English Springer Spaniel

French Bulldog

German Shorthaired Pointer

Golden Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Running Deck: 61” x 14”


Alaskan Malamute


Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Doberman Pinscher

German Shepherd

Golden Retriever

Great Pyrenees