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    DefaultWish I hadn't been slack with crate training Tess.

    She has been going to the crate by herself, but if I ask her to she refuses and nothing gets her in it. If she is in it and I close the door she hates it. I have been slowly letting her do it herself.
    I now wish I had worked harder with her as she is going to need to be crated surgery or not. Crating is the only way to go with her as she won't stay still. She hobbles and yelps, but keeps going on 3 legs.

    This weekend I have been working hard with it. She is happy to sleep in it with the door closed, but as soon as I leave the room she jumps around. I have been working on stay and sit in the hall so she doesn't rush people at the door. She getting really good at staying for 10 mins. I decided to say stay and see if that worked and left the room. She sat patiently waiting for her treat for 8 mins then started jumping.

    I need more time, but the vet said this morning they want to do the surgery as soon as possible in case we need to increase her Pred again. The steroid thins the blood and more risk of complications.
    I am crossing everything hoping they are wrong and she doesn't need surgery.

    ETA. She isn't in as much pain, but still very sore. Poor wee girl looks so miserable.

    Poor Erns. She has his man cave and his kong. lol



    I will get in this door then.


    What about this one.


    I will get you for this... Mum..lol.


    The gates are to stop her trying to jump on the sofa.
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    Did you see the pen Bill built for Murphy? It is kind of like an old fashioned wooden playpen for a baby. That might work, then she wouldn't feel so enclosed.
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    I have one Pam. I tried it yesterday and she managed to move it, so wedged it between to sofas. She is a jumper so worried she will try and jump out of it.

    Good thought though thank you.

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    Oh Chris, the look on Erns face in the last picture is priceless. Good luck on keeping her quiet.

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    I had the same fears with Jasper Chris, but they feel so rough after the surgery that the thought of escaping doesn't enter their mind and by the time that they are feeling better, they have come to accept the situation.

    Having said that, I already had Jasper's pen from when he was a pup and it's 4' square and 4' high. The only thing that I had to do was to fix one side to the wall to stop him moving it about.

    On the minus side, Jasper is hopping lame again for some reason :-(

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    Maybe as long as you keep the supply of Kongs going, she might tolerate it better. Poor girl, prayers that surgery is not required and she heals soon.
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    Sending prayers for Tess. I hope she doesn't need surgery.

    8' mins stay without you there? Jeez! That's a lot of time! Good for Tess!




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