The vet says to keep him walking but not too crazy. Here’s what I’d like to say to the vet: You keep this dog calm!!
You’d hardly know he has two broken legs when he’s in motion. When he is still, it is a different matter. But a little speed and momentum and this dog doesn’t stop. The legs have healed enough over two months, and he’s gotten used to them, and he’s a teenager with an agenda, which is mostly as much chaos as he can manage.
The tie down is working pretty well, for the most part. When he gets truly revved up, you can hear his bark three houses away. I’ve found the best solution for those moments when he is just insane is to get out the cheese and do some training…it seems to calm him when the tie down and crate don’t work. I call it “changing the channel”. We have to change the channel from total crazy to a little bit focused. I’m wondering if the surgeon will also prescribe a mild sedative for him for awhile after surgery…I intend to ask!!
Bucky is definitely a handful.