Since a few of you have asked how I keep Goldie on restricted activity while she recovers.
The answer is simple.
She is crate trained.
Injury or surgery is the number one reason why dogs should be crate trained.
Crate training is useful for more than just potty training.
I talk to so many people who say they have used a crate to housebreak but then put the crate in the attic or basement or even give it away because they think they will never need it again.
You never know when you will need your crate.
In Goldie's case she is on restricted activity until her knee heals.
She was told
When I am home I can keep her under control verbally with a "down / stay " or "settle".
But when I am not around she goes into her crate.
Well ....I tell her to go into her crate.
She also wears an E- Collar ...short for Elizabethan Collar.
The collar keeps her from licking her stitches which
could cause infection or the loss of stitches...that wouldn't be good.
Here are a few photos from the past of some of my dogs in their crates.
Dutch... Dutch LOVES his crate and spends most of the day in it.
I think his crate is too small for him but when we bought him a larger one he wouldn't go in it.
So he's back to his snug crate.
He runs to his crate every time I reach for his medication.
Goldie again ...she's so precious
Tucker....from three years ago while he was being crate trained...he had some lungs.
Oh did he cry when first put in his crate.
But eventually he would sleep.
I hope all is well in your world.