Some of you may read my post about my 14 week old BLF having a mishap, and suffering a Salter Harris growth plate fracture ! It was repaired on Friday by a Ortho Specialist in Nashville, and he said surgery went well, and could give me no gaurantee, but felt she should make a great recovery as long as the healing and rehab process goes as planned, which brings me to my question !
We have a minimum of 8 weeks of tough love crate rest, and of course a longer road of rehab ! I am hoping if everything goes well we can get back to training somewhere around the end of July or August !
We had came along great ! Here's a list of things we have done! We have been following Smartworks !
All commands with treat training down excellent
Daily Nature walks
Daily Truck rides
Birds & Bumpers out to 50 yards
Retrieve in light cover
Intro to gun fire
Intro to gunner thrown marks
Intro to decoys
Intro to water (Belly deep on her)
Simple memory puppy doubles
What do ya'll reccomend me doing with her to keep her mind learning ? I want her to stay sharp, but we must be careful especially for the next 6 to 8 weeks ! I had planned on staying with the OB treat training, keeping Sit, Kennel, and Here in her head, but again we are very limited on what we can do ! We have orders to feed, water, and air, and back in crate !
I am very very concerned about her recovery, but am also concerned about her loosing her drive to learn ( She was doing so well)
How much do ya'll think she will forget or lose in a 2 month period without any marks being thrown for her ?
I know we have years to work out problems and train, just don't want her to go stale on me, and start thinking shes a lap dog hahaha !
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