The Fosters: Crazy Dog Bucky

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.

19 thoughts on “The Fosters: Crazy Dog Bucky

  1. Oh I think Bucky AND you might need a sedative after his surgery! LOL He sure is a happy boy in spite of things he has to deal with……………

    Hugs, Pam

    1. You are quite right – I may need a sedative as well! If only I could borrow some of his energy…

  2. ‘Change the channel’…I love that. 🙂
    60 lb., 9 month Lab neutered last week, and I’m still waiting for the calming effects. And I hear you, “keep him calm’ the vet said….’no walking/running for 10 days’ the vet said (she did not say no zoomies, though) ‘give him this 100mg Trazadone’ the vet said………..

  3. I’m with Monika – a cute handful! And maybe the treadmill. If he can handle the “earth” moving under his feet. It took a while for Callie and Ducky to get used to it.

  4. Oops – this is one from a couple days ago and I think it got deleted by mistake.

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