Slat mill build

Tall066

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Tall066

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Just figured id mention this for those of you who never heard of these. SLAT mills are top of the line and pricey. However, there are also Carpet Mills that are much more affordable for the average dog owner. The same concept- dog chooses his own speed.
There's a major difference between the 2 pieces of equipment one is for cardio and one builds power and muscle as a carpet mill is not free turning as a slat mill. Your dog has to use muscle strength to work it. A slat mill made properly can turn 6-7 times with a hand push!
 

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@Doberman Gang Hey gonna bump this thread.

Are you still using your slat mill? How often?

I have some money saved up and I cleared out my garage. I think I am going to get either the slat mill or carpet mill to put in there. I wish I could fit both, but not possible.

I am leaning towards a carpet mill to build up strength. But I am wondering if Dobermans would be better fitted to a slat mill where they can run till their hearts content. This is just something I want to have to add to his exercise regimen and I plan to use it a few times a week.

But my ultimate goal is to get some more muscle definition on him now that he is over two years old. As stated above, I think the carpet mill is better for that? But im not sure these dogs will push on the carpet mill like other breeds? I see a lot of bullys on carpet mills, but in my research I see dobermans more on the slats.
 

Doberman Gang

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@Doberman Gang Hey gonna bump this thread.

Are you still using your slat mill? How often?

I have some money saved up and I cleared out my garage. I think I am going to get either the slat mill or carpet mill to put in there. I wish I could fit both, but not possible.

I am leaning towards a carpet mill to build up strength. But I am wondering if Dobermans would be better fitted to a slat mill where they can run till their hearts content. This is just something I want to have to add to his exercise regimen and I plan to use it a few times a week.

But my ultimate goal is to get some more muscle definition on him now that he is over two years old. As stated above, I think the carpet mill is better for that? But im not sure these dogs will push on the carpet mill like other breeds? I see a lot of bullys on carpet mills, but in my research I see dobermans more on the slats.
Not sure on the carpet mill. I almost built one of those instead of the slat mill. My buddy is building a carpet mill for his 3 GSD’s so I am sure it wound work for about any breed, just have to build it longer than the ones for bullies. Carpet mill can be built for $200-$300 dollars. Slat kills that are big enough for a doberman will run you $2000-$3000 dollars. if you want to build one I can tell you the parts alone will run you $800-$900 just to them.

I only use mine on days when it is too cold to take outside to train. I prefer working outside if possible. Temps below 15 degrees I will run them inside or if I am working a lot and can get them to the training field I will take them downstairs and run them.
 

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