Â When Did You Start Using Dog Treadmills in your Practice?
I have incorporated exercise into all of my training programs since 2001 when I started developing urban training programs for dogs. I started using dog treadmill equipment in 2004 for dogs who suffered from anxiety, fear aggression, destructive behavior as well as those who were overweight and with no direction or passion to wag about. The results were no less than amazing.
â€¨What are your dog training credentials?
Iâ€™ve worked professionally with working dogs and pet dogs for the last 13 years. I am heavily involved with working dogs including retrievers and search dogs as well as apprehensive dogs or protection dogs. A few of my credentials are listed below, but my education extends beyond this list and includes numerous workshops and my own trainer-led sessions.
- Thatâ€™s My Dog Professional Trainers Academy
- Extreme K9 Search Academy
- GCNM Holistic Animal Health/Behavior
- Companion Animal Institute – Fitness & Nutrition
- Arizona Canine Academy
- Animal Behavior College
- California Holistic Health Practitioner
- K9 Narcotic Detection Certification
- Protection Sports Association
- Intâ€™l Assoc. of Canine Professionals
- No Limitations Dog Training School
- American Red Cross Dog First Aid
What are your human credentials for fitness?
Itâ€™s been quite some time since I took the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) as well as the ACE (American Council on Exercise) certification. I also studied and completed an HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner course in 2000.Â I currently practice and maintain my own study and continue to read and familiarize myself with the safest most effective exercise for both people and dogs as a lifestyle. I am also a 9 time Ironman finisher, coached by both Roch Frey and Paula Newby Fraser, owners of Mulitsiports.com who are world renowned coaches and legends of the sport of triathlon.
Why Do You Recommend DogTread Dog Treadmills?
I have tried other treadmills and found the DogTread to be the best treadmill to use for dogs. They made their dog treadmill the way I envisioned a really good dog treadmill would look and I recommend exclusively the DogTread.
1) The low sides allow dogs to learn the art of walking or running beside their people. It was key to getting many of the dogs who had anxiety or aggression issues on their way to walking or running calmly next to their people.
2) It works with a dogs body and temperament, not against it.
3) The product has been researched and proudly built by someone who genuinely cares for dogs. There are no sharp edges or pinch points where a dog can get injured.
One of the biggest reasons I love the DogTread is the study and caring that went into making sure this product is the best for your dogâ€™s long term health. It is a family owned business with heart and soul and because of that the customer service is impeccable. I know that when one of my clients buys a DogTread they will be taken care of 100%.
What Made You Become a DogTread Pro Trainer?
I became a DogTread Pro Trainer because I believe in the product and I have seen how it helps so many dogs with obesity to behavior problems. Together, we co-authored the DogTread Training DVD to help people understand how to use the right techniques to train their dog to Tread.
DogTread is also involved in several studies to help dogs in the long run and provides challenges and opportunities for people to involve their dogs in programs to promote better health. One important premise behind DogTread is their intention for bettering the lives of dogs. They are creating a movement towards deepening the relationship with dogs and building a better health record both emotionally and physically.
JT Clough lives in Maui, Hawaii and practices health, happiness, natural remedies and training for dogs and their people. Her uncanny way of communication with both dogs and people is healing and her training is effective physically and emotionally. Her work at ReVIBE | Dogs + Joy + Vibrance is for people looking to live healthier and happier lives through their dogs and her passion for it has helped so many to find and do that thing theyâ€™ve been talking about or wishing to happen for so long. She is a dog whisperer for our best friends and studies natural dog remedies, nutrition and communication. Her latest publications are Pumpkin Dog Food + Treats Recipes , 5K Training Guide | Running with Dogs, and Treading For Dogs DVD.