Well, I can't lock him up for six weeks in a tiny crate. I can only imagine the kind of permanent psychological trauma this would cause I also think he'd probably be in a lot of pain immediately after surgery. So he'll need a bit of room to move about and change position to be comfortable, no? The leaflet my vet gave me says about the first 6 weeks post surgery:
'...the dog should be confined to a small room or run for the duration of this period. The only exercise allowed is short duration (10 mins max) slow walks on a leash for toileting purposes." No walking up and down flights of stairs, jumping or any uncontrolled activity.
So I discussed with my vet that he can stay with me in the office during the day. I work from home in a far too small (3x3) office and will remove anything that could be tempting to jump up. The room has a ceiling to floor window so he can at least see what's going on outside. And a cave (my desk) to hide. When I'm not at home he'll have to stay in the laundry by himself tough.
Riley thanks for the links to the puppy runs. I'll definitely get one of those. They'd be a great idea to put up on the deck in front of my window for sunny days. He does like to sunbake.