This sounds scary. Poor Otter, I hope he heals quickly. i don’t envy you keeping him quiet and calm during convalescence.well, a literal hitch in the getalong-we have a (suspected) partial tear of the cruciate-guess there is such a thing as TOO MUCH enthusiasm. . Unfortunately,he now feels fine, and can't stay on the ground, even on leash, so this may be the end of a just begun performance career-don't want a complete tear, if we can help it. I am not even sure he can be groomed; appt is in a month. Feeling very lost this week
Once he’s healed you can discuss with the vet what he can and cannot do. The vet may say you can still train and compete but with some modifications like a lower jump height.