I'm so glad your sweet baby has no ACL and won't need this surgery
And I'm sorry little Effie hurt her tibia and has to stay calm for four weeks.
I totally undestand this is very difficult for all of you. I so much hope you
all will be succesful with this task and Effie won't need surgery therefore as well
You can try to occupy her with little 'head-work'-challenges (just make shure to confirm
her only when she stays/sits calm while working together) like for example: take a treat in
one closed hand (show this the first times to her; when she gets practised you can start
to make it a little more difficult by not showing in which hand you hide it) and present both
fists to her; now she has to touch the right hand with her paw to get the treat.
'Head-work' and 'sniffing-work' are challanges for concentration and tire dogs out in a way
compareable to long walks or running games - a satisfactorying way.
Just be careful she doesn't get too excited and stays physically calm and not to make
the challenges too difficult so she has senses of achievements
I'm sending positive thoughts and hugs for sweet Effie Mae and I hope you can avoid
surgery - - good luck