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My dog got its metal implant in is back legs.  It can still walk around. But daily walking outside is a problem.it doesn't want to walk more tan a few meters. Treats wont work. words command also doesnt work. any ideas ? DOG is 9 years old.

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Timothy, it must be painful to walk very far. Don't force him to walk long distances. Take short walks instead and speak to your vet about pain medication.

Find other ways to mentally exercise your dog through food dispensing puzzle toy, scent/nose games where he has to find his food or a favorite toy, or train some new tricks that don't require a lot of movement.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Barb Gadola, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

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I can answer questions related to problem dog behaviors, teaching polite manners, puppy raising, and any type of training-related issues. My website page, www.DistinctiveDogTraining.com/resources offers a wealth of information on training and behavior issues as well.

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I've been training dogs since 1989 and own and operate Distinctive Dog Training LLC in Keller TX. I specialize in providing practical and positive solutions for families through personalized training in their home.

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Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Victoria Stilwell Positively! Licensed Trainer
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Association of Animal Behavior Professionals
Truly Dog Friendly Coalition

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BS in Education
Graduate work in Behavioral Psychology
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