Broken leg puppy/ now what?
(North Hills CA)
My dog had 2 puppies which I am putting all my free time in. I want to train my pups ,and have them be good dogs. Recently one of my puppies Broke her leg. they are only a month and 4 weeks old.
The vet said that putting a cast would make it worst for the pup since it be way to much for her. She didn't split the bone ,but just cracked it. The vet said to leave her in a crate, and take her out once in a wile to have her feel like she isn't in trouble. This makes it hard for me because I now have to confuse my dogs in the type of training I would do for them.
One dog can't stop crying ,wile the other is going insane that she's on a crate. I can't have the brother and sister together because they will jump on each other and will end up hurting the leg more. Anyhow do any of you have any tips for me on how to keep training my dog with a broken leg? She broke her leg right when I am suppose to train her to wear a leash, same time I am suppose to train her that a crate is a good thing. etc.
Now I am lost.I added a picture of my babies.
You're babies are adorable! This certainly makes training your puppies a bit more tricky than if they were both healthy, but it's not the end of the world.
Although your pup doesn't like being in a crate so much, it won't do her any harm and shouldn't adversely affect her crate training in the long run. They are both very young and will learn to accept whatever routine you give them. Obviously the two of them 'rough and tumbling' isn't good for the fractured leg and you will need to avoid that until it's healed.
Being brother and sister they will want to be together and play puppy games, but this is a time for you to do what's best for them just because you KNOW it's what's best for them, even if they don't understand it yet. Work with the pup who isn't injured and give them each a wire crate close to each other so that they don't feel lonely. However, when you're doing any obedience or leash training (for which it's a bit early yet anyway, 8 weeks to start is fine) don't do it right in front of the pup in the crate, or she'll get upset.
Once your vet gives the girl puppy the 'all clear' then you can begin to work with both of them. Puppies have a huge potential for learning and there's plenty of time, so don't worry too much, I'm sure this will all work out just fine in the end.
Best of luck with your puppies.
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