Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wheelchair Annie

Well - the wheelchair made it to my door...This is what it looked like right in the box....


















..and out...


















...here was our first try. Right after I put her in it....she backed up..and kept going until she was stuck in the weeds.


















..and the other Corgi's got bored and went to get a drink out of the horse trough...



















..I tried it on her several different ways and made adjustments here and there.. and she still would only either lay down or back up, so I had to change my tactics...offering a bone. Nope! She just laid down and stared at it.




















..so I upped the 'annie'.. get it 'annie' and Annie?? Yeah - NO.. still not working.



















..still trying everything and anything...but Annie was clearly NOT amused.

















If anyone has any ideas for me.. please speak up. I am seriously disappointed that this has not worked yet.

9 comments:

RiverBend Farm said...

Oh, Julie, I have no experience with these little wheelchairs. Has Annie completely lost all mobility in her back legs? If not all, then I would somehow try to let her legs dangle where she could possibly use them and let the chair support her. Keep us updated. Poor little Annie..

Dianne said...

You , my friend, are the best nurse I know. I would not dare try to tell you how to do it. I really think Annie will come around with time. :) Hope your shoulder feels better.

Gooddog_baddog said...

Have you tried actually moving her fornt legs for her? like straddling over her, bent over of course, and actually taking a leg in each hand and walking her forward. Only a few steps then let her relax and praise and treat. Do this a few times then take her out of the chair and let her relax. Do another session a few hours later just the same but with more praise and treats everytime "she walks" forward (actually it'll be you walking her legs for her). Hopeing something helps.

Tervpack said...

Have you tried an intermediate step, like helping her walk with a towel (or something similar) wrapped under her waist? You hold the fabric ends and give just a little lift. She walks, and you gently support the rear to get the concept of what the chair feels like and will do for her.

celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms said...

What a sweet little Corgi. Good luck with her rehab and efforts to get her mobile again.

Nicole said...

In the veterinary hospital I worked at that used them we would usually attach the leash to the rear of the wheelchair.When my yorkie needed one I just left him in it and took everyone else away, he wouldn't even try if the other dogs were watching. After a long while he finally tried to walk and eventually even liked it. For some did it can take a long time. Just have patience and keep trying.

Nicole said...

Sometimes taking them for a walk some place they really like can help too.

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