I think Chauncy's incision looks GREAT for 9 days post op. I wore the soft e-collar on him until I was sure he would leave it alone and he has so goodbye collar.. He is doing great being confined while I am at work. Bill takes him out for potty breaks on a leash. He is using his leg a bit outside but less so inside the house. He doesn't move around the house much at all. So for now that's good I guess. No walks yet, just potty breaks..