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Unread 01-06-2005, 10:21 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

I have 4 dogs, 2 labs and 2 staffies.i am wondering when it will be ok to start walking them again.the labs dont pull too much but the staffies are like little steam engines and are very strong.any other sisters with the same types of dogs, how soon did you walk them and were you ok afterwards!!
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Unread 01-06-2005, 10:27 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

I walked mine for the first time yesterday. Of course, mine are smaller, a Shih Tzu (who is the little steam engine) and a Jack Russell Beagle mix, but quite the lady. I had no problem with them, but will not walk them alone before or now. My fear has been another dog being loose and me not being able to defend my pups. With yours, I would definetely take one at a time or at least have help.
Unread 01-06-2005, 10:31 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

I have just one big dog and I use whats called a haltie lead. some people think it looks like a smaller nervsion of a muzzle with a lead on it but its not.
It works really good. It works on the same concept as a horse lead. If the dog tries to pull his head will be pulled down and wont be able to go anywhere. If he tries to pull ahead, his head will be pulled either to the left or the right enableing him to pull ahead because where their heads go is where their bodies are able to go. I love it and even little kids in the neighborhood that what to walk my dog can because of this lead.
Its wonderful. Now my dog is starting to be able to go without it at times because he knows not to pull.
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Unread 01-06-2005, 10:33 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

I am six weeks post op and have a beautiful, sucky 4 year old golden retriever. She is my best friend!

I have not yet taken my dog for a walk. Although she is relatively good on a leash, she tends to pull sometimes when seeing a bird or another canine pal!

I am afraid of the pulling and jarring as well as falling. The weather out there is frightful... with the dog pulling a bit and the slick roads, I DO NOT WANT TO FALL!

So, my sweet doggie will have to wait a couple more weeks and then we will be out pounding the pavement!

Unread 01-06-2005, 10:50 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

aww hh and wm we have almost the same surgery dates. im dying to take my babies out, my daughter is moaning about having to take them but if i take any it will be the labs on their halti collars!i have the full leather harnesses for the staffs and it makes no difference at all, theyre still pups and are very naughty, but i still love them to bits!!
Unread 01-06-2005, 11:29 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

HI other dog lovers,

I just started to walk my yellow lab again this week. I had my TAH on 11/30.

He loves to walk ahead and sniff everything. I have one of thoses retractable leashes for him. This really helps because it extends to 100 feet and then retracts as he comes back to me. So he is happy with being able to roam around a bit during our walks, and I don't have to worry about the leash pulling on me.

It might be a good idea to have someone walk with you both the first day or two. My dog was very excited the first walk and really ran around alot. Today (4th walk), he was much calmer and didn't pull at all on the leash.

My trouble is I wear out during the walk. So be careful and pace yourself. Don't walk to far and then not have enough strength for the return trip.

Happy walking, Barb
Unread 01-06-2005, 11:36 AM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

I have two dogs--a Scottie and a Schipperke mix--both are extremely strong. I actually took a little walk with them on about day 5, but I wasn't alone. I tried holding the leash on the Schipperke. She pulled like crazy when she saw something of interest, but I used my arm and made sure I wasn't "grunting" or straining from the gut. But then I gave the leash back to my friend. My purpose for walking was just to walk and get some fresh air. I did fine, but haven't done it since because we've had a lot of snow out here in Colorado and I didn't want to risk a fall.

I still don't feel I could handle both dogs--it's day 16 and I'm doing well and seem right on target, but my dogs can require too much pulling at times and I'm afraid. I'll probably try when the snow melts, but not by myself.

Glad I have a fenced in yard. I hope you do too, or that you have someone to walk them.

Aren't they great company when you're recovering, though? I love my two dogs and my two kitties. My dogs still sniff my incision sites, and they jump up by me very gently. They seem to know it's tender in there.

Unread 01-06-2005, 12:34 PM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

we have a massive garden for them to play in even though its a mud bath at the moment, and my daughter and her bf take them out for me, its not the same though, i miss taking them out
Unread 01-06-2005, 03:10 PM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!

We have more and more in common each thread. Close to same date of surgery for the same reason (a grapefruit size fibroid were the words my Dr used). We have great husbands, two teenagers, mine are 15 and 16. And now to hear you have a beloved golden also? Just too much. I have two dear goldens! They are the two other members of the family! My male is 90# pounds. He has always slept and napped and relaxed ON my lap and that has been the huge part of my daily routine that hasn't been able to come back yet. He just sits and stares at me an inch away on the couch with his ears back hoping that today will be the day mom let's me back on!! I am lucky to be able to allow them to run when they want so I don't have the walking problem. He so misses my lap and laying beside me just doesn't cut it!

Candy to help answer your question, I tried to vacuum and OUCH. I couldn't.
Unread 01-06-2005, 08:29 PM
hystersisters with dogs!! help!!


We do have a lot in common! That is soooo cool! Where are you from?

What are your dog's names? My dog's name is Roxy. Her full name is Roxanna Jade. People just laugh at me when I tell them. They say, "You gave her a middle name????". Of course I did!



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