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    Default Training Katy for post surgery

    I decided to prepare Katy for her post Surgery.

    I am introducing her to her huge play-pen (well not play, more like a sick bay)

    Getting her used to sitting next to us on leash at the couch....Which they tell me you can do after surgery.

    Showing her how to go outside with me calmly on leash and her sling, shortest straight non-slip route...And asking her to pee and poo on leash and sling. Which we have not done for a while on leash.

    I am also doing physio on all her good limbs, so that when she gets home she will know what is happening, when we start that on her injured leg.........She is loving it, because she is training and Katy loves training.

    And I am pulling the other dogs in order around her...making them sit to greet and drop. I am just hoping to make it all go smoother when she comes home next week.

    We have also enlarged the car ramp, to make it easier for her. They tell me we will be able to use a ramp/steps as long as she has her sling on and it is slow.

    Dogs think this is great...... lots of treats for minimal effort
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    Newfsie, you probably are the most committed dog owner I know! I would probably not prepare anything at all and hope for the best.

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    LOL......My dogs just love training, so I had to find some new stuff for Katy to do.....She keeps trying to give me behaviour, just so cute. Do you want this,or this, maybe this?
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    Good on you. I went into my dogs cruciate surgeries on a wing and a prayer LOL although I was very careful of course. However yours is considerably larger than my dog so good preparation is well advised.

    Have to admit I did no physio what so ever. I just was super careful until the bone knitted and slowly increased her walking, then trotting and did some swimming after the bone was healed. I was careful to slowly strengthen her leg and always reduced the amount if she appeared at any stage to go backwards. We were back to agility after 5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    Good on you. I went into my dogs cruciate surgeries on a wing and a prayer LOL although I was very careful of course. However yours is considerably larger than my dog so good preparation is well advised.

    Have to admit I did no physio what so ever. I just was super careful until the bone knitted and slowly increased her walking, then trotting and did some swimming after the bone was healed. I was careful to slowly strengthen her leg and always reduced the amount if she appeared at any stage to go backwards. We were back to agility after 5 months.
    Going back to agility gives me hope...i just want to go back to Water Rescue........Katy is not my agility dog at all LOL.....She has a fear of heights, unlike Annabelle, who the higher it is the better
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    Wishing you and her all the very best for her surgery on the 1st.

    Good on you for preparing her for her confinement. Too many people wreck good surgery work by caving into the dog and letting them out for exercise or jumping.

    How many people would send a dog recovering from CL surgery into the kennels because they knew they would be able to cope I'd hate to think.

    With your commitment Katy will be AOK in next to no time.

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