Therapy advice for post posterior & anterior surgical operation?
Nearly 20 weeks ago a young 15-16 month old BLF was doing a straight line drill over a plank when it miss judged the distance and srtuck it's knee against the plank and tore it posterior and anterior ligaments. The dog was operatted on for the knee injury. After 18 weeks of being restricted initially to the crate then graduating to a comfortable room in the owners workshop followed by daily limited distance walks on a lead the young dog is still favouring the leg. Tearing around the mowed short cover farm yard for a single thrown bumper. The young dog gets only one bumper then it goes back on lead for controlled walks. Most other times young female is showing she is favouring the rear leg by moving about on three legs.
When the owner took the dog in on the 4th of October the Veterinarian said to give it a month before returning for assessment of the dogs progress.
The owner is a medical doctor and is thinking that his hoped for field trial dog may become a companion dog on his hobby farm.
Is there any advice I can pass on as far as therapy to improve the prospect of the dog running as a trial dog?