We are now more than 2 years post-surgery, and he is still doing very well. He runs on mountain trails daily with The Runner. He occasionally limps but it rarely lasts long. A big part of how we help our Black Dog to keep running happily is by doing daily exercises with him.
At this point, R is about 10.5 years old so he's starting to deal with age-related issues along with his elbow issues. Labs tend to lose hind end strength as they get older, and I've seen some very minor signs of that process starting for R. Consequently, we've added in a few exercises to strengthen his hind end, like sit-stand on a destabilizing squishy surface.
I thought that you might enjoy seeing his current exercise routine. I made a video with about half of his daily exercises on it. I'll make another video soon with the other half. Enjoy watching our crazy boy! You can watch it here or at Youtube.
not only are you and R getting exercise but I saw Shyla go back and forth to. this is amazing he can do this. I can't believe it has been 2 years since surgery. seems like barely a year from here. good job R on that blue ballReplyDelete
You are doing a terrific job, R, and working hard for those treats!ReplyDelete
OMCs R....you are over the top qualified for active Duty as an official Trainer of Special Forces...as I know none of them could be as good at crawling under things as you. We are in 200% amazement at your backward ability WOW x a gazillion. Yay You!!ReplyDelete
Hugs Madi who is in total awe of your 10.5 year old abilities
Go R go! You are darn good at that handsome R!ReplyDelete
Wondefurs!!! R you are most handsome and most trusting and most athletic and just plain adorable!!! Good work the both of you. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
He's amazing! And so are you for all the hard work you're doing with training to keep him healthy and strong. Love it!ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
That was amazing! I am trying to picture my dogs doing that...lol...I think they would just flip me off. So cool!ReplyDelete
Holy cow...I don't think I could do as good a job as your boy does!ReplyDelete
Very, very impressive. These old bones could barely go forward under those chairs, never mind reverse! Heck, they probably don't even do very well going backwards while standing:)ReplyDelete
Wow, that is really, really impressive. Thank you for sharing that.ReplyDelete
Our 10-year old Wyatt Airedale, has a rear leg tissue tear, from a recent rabbit chasing incident. We are on a current low activity/med plan and hope to avoid surgery at his age. Your PT exercises give us hope!
You are so wonderful for your pups!!! Go, R, go!!!ReplyDelete