The No-Knuckling Training Sock should be used as a temporary training tool. It is intended for short term, multiple use to help correct gait and improve hind paw placement. Typically, pet owners will place the training sock on their pet for a two to five minute walk and then remove it. Please consult with your Veterinarian or Canine Rehabilitation professional before using.
When fitted correctly, the No-Knuckling Training Sock stimulates a dog between its toes and causes him to pick the foot up higher. The No-Knuckling Training sock should be used as a temporary training tool. It is intended for short term, multiple use to help correct gait and improve hind paw placement. Typically, pet owners will place the training sock on their pet for a two to five minute walk and then remove it. Please consult with your Veterinarian or Canine Rehabilitation professional before using.
We recommend you use this product during multiple walks for two to five minute intervals on one lower hind leg at a time. Remove when training exercise is complete.
If you have questions about how, or when to use the No-Knuckling Training Sock check with your Veterinarian or Physical Rehabilitation professional for guidance.
Important – Do not wrap the No-Knuckling Training Sock too tightly so that it interferes with circulation or limits the mobility of the rear leg. Do not tighten cord to the point where it could cause irritation or pull the toes up too far.
Professionals Guide to the No-Knuckling Training Sock
The No-Knuckling sock is designed to enhance proprioception in those patients with neurological deficits. The sensory stimulation acts as a reminder for pets to lift their limb higher. It can be utilized as a gait retraining tool. The lightweight nature of the neoprene is designed to target patients with hind limb weakness.
This product may be used by rehabilitation professionals as part of a treatment plan. Pet owners can also be instructed to use it for at home training sessions. There are numerous ways to incorporate the use of the No-Knuckling Training Sock into your practice. Below are a few suggestions to get you started.
No-Knuckling Training Sock Walks- Apply sock to affected limb and have patient walk slowly for two-five minutes. If deficits are bilateral, apply to only one leg at a time to begin. You may progress to longer walks or using on both hind legs at the same time once patient is ready for this increase.
Enhanced Cavaletti Poles- Apply sock to affected limb during the cavaletti poles exercise. If a patient is still hitting bars, this will add an extra reminder to pick that foot up.
Enhanced Figure 8's or Cone Weaving- Apply sock to affected limb during more difficult walking exercises. This will assist in correct paw placement as you advance your workouts.
Treadmill Patterning- Apply sock to affected limbs. This will greatly enhance any patterning exercise using a land or underwater treadmill. Time of use and progression during this exercise is at the professional's discretion. If used in the underwater treadmill, be certain to remove after workout and let sock air dry before next use.
If you have questions about how or when to use the No-Knuckling Training Sock,
Measure from Point A to Point B on your dog while standing, to determine which size No-Knuckling Training Sock will best fit your pet.
For best results, the dog needs to be standing when taking this measurement.
Point A: is located at the center of hock joint.
Point B: is located on top of the paw.
Up to 3 inches XSmall recommended for toy breeds up to 15 lbs.
Up to 4 inches Small fits most dogs up to 30 lbs.
4 to 6 inches Medium fits most dogs 30-60 lbs.
Greater than 6 inches Large fits most dogs above 60 lbs.