Dog Treadmill Blueprints

Use our dog treadmill blueprints to custom build a manual version!

Our Dogge Runner™ Plans were designed by Stan, our engineer-in-residence.

There's Stan at left, giving the treadmill he built a workout (or maybe it's the other way round)! At 6'4" he's a bit on the tall side for this medium version...

Why do we show a person rather than a dog using the treadmill?

Because this manual powered carpet treadmill is a twofer - it offers good exercise for both dogs (up to 85 lbs*) and humans (up to 180 lbs)!

*Heavier dogs can use the treadmill. However, realize that if the dog has a long stride and you want the dog to be able to gallop, you will need to build a longer platform and adjust the belt length accordingly. We cannot guarantee such modifications to our plans.

The Dogge Runner
 Plans Include:

  An e-book in pdf format with:
  * 14 Sheets of engineered drawings
  * 28 Pages with detailed instructions and photos.
  * Specific parts information: costs and suppliers.
  * Metric conversion and pilot hole sizing charts.

Plans can be ordered by going to our Dog Plans page.

Special Features of the Dogge Runner

  • The belt tension is adjustable.
  • The height/angle can be modified to match the needs of the user.
  • The upper frame can be customized and finished to fit your decor.
  • The frame can be used to suspend a dog's rear or front legs if they have problems such as paralysis or weakness.
  • Parts (around $100) are readily available in U.S. & Canada

  • Dogs can control the speed themselves, as the above YouTube video of our Chihuaha mix, Pebble, shows.


Lyn F. of Chicago, IL, sent us the following:

I am very grateful to you for taking the time to create this! I loved how detailed the plans were. Since I wanted to store it under our bed, I put no sides on it. I screwed a 2x4 into the wall at the right height for our dog and rested the top of the treadmill on that - plenty stable for our 15 lb dog, who, by the way, gallops on it to get the treats we hold in our hand! And by the way, I am a 67 year old woman and I did this entirely on my own!!

DIY treadmill built without sides for 15 lb dog

Here's additional feedback from Mike of Kenoza Lake, NY, about the dog treadmill blueprints:

They [the plans] were great and easy to follow. It all comes together nicely. It is almost finished. I did modify it considerably. Since it will only be used by dogs under 25 lbs, must stand upright in a closet and be easy to carry, I made the frame of 3/4 pine and adjusted the dimensions accordingly - it is still hefty. I will say that in testing, it is more than adequate for my 155 lbs. I enjoyed this project and look forward to completing it.

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