Pip is booked in for her desex on Friday. She will go in Thursday night, because we can't get her down there Friday morning - she won't be happy about that, though I think the cats will like the night of peace!
She's only 17 weeks and weights 3.5kg. I'd rather wait a little while, but the agreement with the shelter is that I get her desexed at 16 weeks, so thats whats happening.
Anyway, I'm wondering how I'm gonna keep a small, hyper puppy confined for almost two weeks? Should I bring out the playpen (giant dog crate) again? She's not overly keen on it, though she does hang out in it sometimes, she doesn't like being locked in.
At the moment, she has free run of the kitchen and hall and can come and go from the back yard via the cat flap. We have a deck out back, on which the step is too high to make with out jumping, so that'll be out of bounds. She's not allowed on the sofa or bed, but she will jump up given half a chance, usually when we aren't watching, again, will damage her stitches.
I think that during the day she will be ok to wander the house, with bedroom and living room closed off to avoid jumping and the cat flap closed (she won't be able to get through with her cone anyway) and probably in her play pen in the evening, when we are in the living room and she is likely to chase cats and jump on the sofa.
Or should I keep her in her pen all day, just incase?
Is she allowed walks? How am I to disperse all that extra energy she has in the evening - usually we play fetch and she does zoomies around the garden.