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Old 03-18-2009, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pulling on leash not good for rotator cuff injury!

I have recurring problems with my rotator cuff in my right shoulder and it had gotten better but suddenly has flared up worse than ever. I couldn't figure out why then I realized it has coincided with leash training with Lexi. She is doing better on the leash but boy when she pulls, she pulls! I guess I will have to try holding the leash with my left hand instead and see how that goes. I don't want to have to have surgery so my only alternatives are rest and then physical therapy. It sucks getting old when you're still so young! LOL

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Old 03-18-2009, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pulling on leash not good for rotator cuff injury!

When I jog, both my dogs (together) are on the left. When we're walking, it's usually 1 on each side. If your right arm his hurting try just sticking to the other side. You don't want to risk hurting yourself worse...

Lexi will learn to walk on either side of you comfortably. She might be confused on the other side for a few blocks but she get it quickly I bet.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pulling on leash not good for rotator cuff injury!

Just a thought but maybe trying something like the "Easy Walk Harness" might take the strength of the pull which would be easier on your shoulder and also easier on her neck.
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