I did go back and read quite a bit (more than I wanted). I plan to take a lot of time walking and making sure my dog regains as much strength and muscle before going back to field training. It is helpful to know that the other knee can possibly tear and I won't wait for repair. So far, my dog has been an excellent patient. Since she is only two years old, I'm not in a hurry to push her before she is ready. She is such a good girl and wonderful field dog who deserves the best. thanks everyone for all the great info.