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5 August 2020 - 11:42 am
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Hi everyone! New here!

 

I just adopted a 5-year-old black lab named Dexter about a week ago. He was found wandering the streets with a badly injured front leg which needed to be amputated. He’s the sweetest most loving pup. We’re so happy we were able to adopt him and give him a loving home.

 

I had a question regarding walking. He pulls a lot. He weighs about 70 pounds so it’s hard not to get pulled down by him. Is there any way that can be controlled? Or should I just learn to keep up with him? I did read somewhere they feel more stable going fast and taking breaks.

 

Thank you for your help!

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5 August 2020 - 11:56 am
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Welcome! Great question, we just talked about this on our recent Tripawds Webinar. All Tripawds will adjust their gait, and hop alone at a faster pace – using momentum to propel themselves forward. This is especially true for front leggers, who can benefit from using a good harness which will prevent pulling on the neck often caused by their bobbing motion from hopping along. You don’t want to slow them down, it’s better to get a new pair of running shoes. smiley16

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