Jean Donaldsons Prep Training for Orthopedic Brace Casting
The following protocol was written with a specific process in mind: preparing a dog to happily hold still long enough to make a cast of the dogs leg (needed for making a custom-fit mobility brace). But with a little imagination, you can customize Donaldsons protocol to train your dog to accept any equipment. You will need 1) Glad Press n Seal Wrap; 2) a roll of gauze; 3) a measuring tape; 4) six jars of meat baby food; 5) your dogs normal ration for one meal (to be hand-fed); 6) six days lead time before your casting day. Plan on spending about 5 minutes per day in place of one of your dogs meals; dont cram multiple sessions into one day.