Report Need Advice— "Borador"— 2 y/o in Health and Genetics Posted July 21, 2019 @billdozer I just saw your post! We did the TTA surgery on Lucky in March and it went really well. The recovery at the beginning was HARD. We had to keep him sequestered in a pen we built in the kitchen. He couldn't go upstairs or in the rest of the house (we have lots of slippery wood floors) for 16 weeks, which at the beginning was really hard for him since he was used to being in the house wherever we were all of the time, especially at night. My husband and I took turns sleeping in the kitchen with him for the first few nights. But we followed the recovery instructions pretty exactly - no walks for the first 8 weeks - only out on a short leash for pee/poo. After 8 weeks he was allowed leash walks, starting at 5 minutes per day and gradually increasing by 5 minutes every 3 days. At 16 weeks, he's allowed off leash running, but we haven't been playing ball or frisbee and don't plan on it since we think that's how he injured himself. He's very happy to be allowed to be off leash in the woods again!