Disclaimer: I am not a vet or canine physiotherapist. I am simply relating what has worked for me and my dogs regarding their injuries and subsequent mobility issues based on suggestions from our vet at the time, and research that I have done. You will obviously need to consult a vet before starting any… Read More Preventing Mobility Issues In Your Livestock Guardian Dog
This camping trip all the dogs did a little hiking. We usually use back attached harneses on everyone. This time I used a front attach harness for AJ. I find that for hiking with a large dog this works best. The leash does flop around on the dog’s front leg a bit, depending which side… Read More Using A Harness For Hiking
After several weeks of doing nothing, more or less, Emmett has successfully repaired his knee, more or less. The vet says there is a little laxity there so there is still an injury but it is not hopeless. I am glad to hear that for some things, there is a good reason to NOT exercise… Read More Injury Update For Emmett
Emmett, my large (63 lbs) Australian Shepherd has severely injured his ligament in his right knee. Actually, now both are injured but the second one is almost completely torn off. This happened by accident (ha my fault) although I don’t know HOW specifically. I let him run a little and as normal, he went wild.… Read More Injury Forces Training Adjustments
Lately, I have had to separate some of my dogs and keep them apart. Miranda and Emmett are the two energetic youngish (7 years) dogs who roughhouse a lot and cause everyone else to get energized. This has caused, in the last year, an injury for Emmett – a slight tear to his ACL. Emmett… Read More Calming The Group Down!