At Sampson’s vet appointment last week, our vet gave him medication (Meloxicam, 1/2 tablet once per day) and said he needed to take it easy on his paw, specifically, no running or jumping which equates to no off-leash walks.
We can manage his walks.
Hubby and Sampson have been joining Delilah and I on our walks. I have Delilah on her long leash and Hubby has Sampson on another long leash.
We’ve been keeping the walks to half an hour or so and Sampson is definitely tired at the end of the walk.
The harder part is managing him in the house.
I know the medication is working because Sampson is definitely feeling better.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, Sampson you aren’t supposed to be running.
Five minutes later Sampson, no jumping!
Of course he has a cohort who doesn’t help matters at all.
I know he’s not running and jumping when we aren’t home because my mom would tell us.
He’s doing this when we are home and he still has three full weeks of ‘taking it easy.’
Any thoughts or suggestions as how to keep a happy dog quiet?