Yes Miley was limping again this week. Im not sure what happened. We had been hiking, no limping. Went to my mom's house for Christmas and they have a good size backyard. I let her and Java run but not to much, no limping. I took her to the club to finish those last two jumps that needed the jump cup strips attached. I let her run some small sequences, no limping.
Then the next day she was out in the backyard. Its was around 6am. She wasnt limping when she got up but when she came in from being outside, she was really limping. Crap. I dont know if she fell or what happened. Ugh! She even went in my room and laid down. So unlike her. I gave her a Rimadyl. And hour later she was fine. I havent given her any more Rimadyl but Ive restricted her again. No off leash running. The backyard is gated again, so she cant run free. She is confined to the den and kitchen. I still take her for walks except the day she was limping, I didnt let her do anything. And our walks arent that far and back to the flat surfaces. I made an appt. with the Vet who does ultrasounds and is good at being about to see muscle tears or tendon tears. She couldnt do it this week so Miley goes Monday. Im assuming that maybe she has a tiny tear somewhere in her shoulder. Although when I talked to the rehab vet about her possibly having a tear ( before she released her from rehab), she didnt think Miley would get better so quickly if she had a tear and as soon as I let her run, the limp would show back up. Im not sure why it took a week , maybe I let her do to much to fast. Ugh.
Java is doing well. Still working on recalls. Sometimes they are great and sometimes not. One day we only took Java to the hiking park. When we got to the back of the park, I let her off leash. She did well for about an hour. Then I went to take a picture of something and my husband was watching her. He didnt see anything, but she took off running. Lucky we were in a valley and could see for a good distance. I called her and she didnt come. Uh, scary. I had to use , "Pup, Pup, puppy" and then she came. Today I worked her again. She stopped to sniff an orange peel and wouldnt recall off of it. I had to go get her. We worked more recalls. Then a dog barked, she took off running. I called her. She stopped on a dime and came running back. That made me feel a little better.
She is having a hard not being reactive to other dogs. Even at the class I teach where she really hasnt had a problem. This week someone, who wasnt in class, was working their dog in the other room and had their other dog locked in a crate. It wouldnt stop barking. And Java kept barking and growling. So everytime she did that, I put her in her crate. She stopped barking. The a lady in class came with a big border collie , Java went crazy. I had to lock her up in her crate again. She finally got better. It seems to be big dogs that she is having a problem with. We walked at the park this morning. There were several people walking dogs. I put her in a sit and clicked and treated every time looked at the dogs but didnt react. She did much better by the end of the walk. So I guess thats what Im going to be working on. She had no problems at the agility field this week but no big dogs came to class. One funny thing that happened . I was putting the chute away and its kinda hard to carry. While I was walking, Java jumped up and into the plastic barrel. It was to funny.
I feel like this is a depressing post so on a good note........
For Christmas my husband bought me an online class. Its the Silvia Trkman Running Contacts. Im going to try and teach Java running contacts. I still need to paint my board. You have to have a flat 12 foot board so the dog runs on it just like running on the ground. Will see how it goes. I can always change to a 2o/2o but keep the a-frame running.
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