My boy got a bad sprain on his ankle when he was younger. Every time I thought we were safe, he would instantly re injure it again. Over a year, I literally had him rested and only bathroom breaks and the last time, which worked, was resting and no activity for 2 months. I started from a few days of rest, and then he would re injure. 1 week, re-injure, 2 weeks rest, re injure, 1 month rest, re injured. 6 weeks rest, annnnnd he did it again. Nothing crazy either, I just let him go off leash and after he would start limping again. Part of his craziness I am sure was because he hadn't been properly walked in SOOO LONG, but finally FINALLY after 2 months rest he didn't re-injure it and hasn't since then. he is 4 now, this started when he was about 10 months...
"There are two temptations to which people fall prey with dogs. The first is to think that biology counts for everything. The second is to think it counts for nothing"
- Tom Junod
“When you KNOW better you DO better.”
― Maya Angelou