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    Have I ever talked about this before? I don't think I have. Orion didn't start walking until she was almost 6 weeks old. She was unable to get her back legs underneath her. They were splayed out. This photo shows the problem.

    So, we got on the internet and came up with "swimming puppy syndrome"

    How to Make a Hobble for a Puppy with Splayed Legs | eHow.com

    If this is not corrected..these babies can suffer horribly.
    We struggled with helping her correct her walking for several weeks.
    After learning how to Hobble her, she was walking on her own (after the hobble sessions) after 4 days. She hasn't stopped since.


    Basically..Hobbling is tying the back legs together so she can walk...but the prevent the legs from splaying.
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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    wow that is interesting. I never knew about this.
    Baby O is so darn cute, I just giggle everytime I see a photo. And her personality shows in all of them.

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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    i agree with bella, i have never heard of this before...very interesting

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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    She sure is making up for lost time!!!!!!
    Interesting article, thanx for sharing.

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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of
    this either.

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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    Very interesting, I hadnt heard of this either. Gosh she is so cute!!!

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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    I think you may have briefly mentioned this once??? Wow I had never heard of that before though. Glad she developed properly in the end! She was a precious baby! (and of course she still is )

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    Wow ... I have never heard of this before and didn't know a thing like this existed!!

    Are you sure she wasn't just saving her leg strength for later so that now she has extra bounce?? I've seen the video of her jumping onto that stool ... maybe her middle name should have been "Tigger"!!!

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    Aw, what an adorable video! She is an absolutely gorgeous puppy! Makes me want another tiny one! I didn't know about this either. How did you know what to do to help her walk? Thank goodness you fixed her up!

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    Never heard of that...that is crazy. Love Love that 1st pic of her...she looks so sweet and innocent!
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    Default Re: Swimming puppy syndrome...

    Wow, that was a simple yet brilliant fix... I would have been tempted to change her name to Forest Gump She sure did overcome this with incredible spunk and style

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    I love O. You are such a great bullymomma!!

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