Features April 2018 Issue

Get Your Dog to Rest After Surgery

Recovery/quiet time is a great time to practice behaviors that require the dog to be relatively quiet or still, such as “Wait,” Stay,” and “Leave It.” One can also work on increasing the duration of these behaviors at this time.

Get Your Dog to Rest After Surgery

How to keep your dog quiet and physically inactive during recovery from surgery or injury.

When our dogs undergo surgery or suffer an injury, they don't understand that remaining calm and inactive while their bodies heal is necessary to a strong recovery. It's up to us, their guardians, to keep our dogs calm, happy, comfortable - and stimulated - through their recovery period, so that they do not over-exert themselves and create another injury.

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