Our six month old pup has just been spayed on Monday. She's a small jrt x possibly collie (?) and only weighs 6.5kg. The vet has given her a buster collar and said she must only toilet in the garden for 10 days, no lead walks at all. This seems abit excessive to me, and I wondered what other people did? Our other dog, a 6 year old male, is loving his solo walks without annoying puppy, but she is hating it!
Funnily enough I was talking about this to my behaviourist yesterday. In her opinion, as long as she is on lead and you walk where other dogs are likely to be on lead ( streets etc) you should be fine. Just her opinion though so not sure if its right.
I have always told people strict lead walks only to go the toilet. But maybe the vet has noticed she is a bouncy little thing and has gave you this advice. If she pulls out her stitches or opens her wound most vets don't cover this and it's a extra fee. It's only 10 days this will give u a chance to have a little one on one time with your older dog.
I've taken all of mine out after a couple of days, they were kept on lead for the first 5 minutes then loosed off, I've always had at least 4 at a time and walk with 3 others and find they spring around/jump up a lot more on lead out of frustration. They are gsd's though and none of them have been particularly mad at any age, they tend to potter and not race around.
I did have one years ago who licked her stitches out after 3 days and the cut had already healed across
Went back to the vets for 2 day post op check with nurse. She's very realistic and said best to do small on lead walk to end of road twice a day just so she's being stimulated. She had a mad half hour earlier when she was rolling a ball in And out of her head collar, bonkers... Put fire on which seems to have had a great sedating effect!