No-Knuckling Training Sock - Rear

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If your pet is knuckling their hind paws, the Rear No-Knuckling Training Sock can help them to regain proper paw placement. It is a training and exercise tool intended for short term use as part of a rehab program. It is designed to help retrain pets that have either been diagnosed with a neurological condition causing them to drag their hind paws, or senior pets experiencing hind end weakness. The training sock works on the pathway from the withdrawal reflex in the paw to the brain, helping pets pick up their feet when knuckling under or dragging their hind paws.

- Designed to enhance proprioception, while also supporting above and below the joint.
- Lightweight, comfortable, and adjustable, with convenient touch-fastener closures.

  • To be used for 5 minute training sessions and removed in between.
  • Encourage Pet to Pick Their Foot Up: Stimulates a pet between the toes, evoking a withdrawal reflex.
  • Designed and Used by Canine Rehab Professionals: perfect for in-clinic use or to enhance at-home training between rehab sessions.
  • Corrects Paw Placement: Designed to enhance proprioception.
  • Lightweight, comfortable, and adjustable, with convenient touch-fastener closures.
  • Provides crucial support above and below the hock joint.

The Rear No Knuckling Training Sock is an ideal training tool for pets with the following conditions: 

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Cervical Vertebral Instability CVI or Wobblers Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Neurological disorders causing rear paw knuckling and dragging
  • May be used for early stage Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), but will not reverse existing damage.
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How to Choose the Right Size

To determine the correct size Rear No Knuckling Training Sock, you will need your pet’s Top of Paw to Hock Joint measurement as the main point of reference; the recommended weight range is listed as a guide. For assistance with selecting a size, contact us with any questions.

Top of Paw to Hock Joint

Measure from the top of the paw (at back) to the centre of the hock joint with your pet in a natural standing position. If your pet is unable to stand or bear weight on the paw, we recommend you consult your Veterinarian for advice on the best treatment tool for your pet.

Size Measurement from
top of paw to hock
XSmall 3 – 5.7cm 4.5 – 6.8kg
Small 5.7 – 8.2cm 6.8 – 13.6kg
Medium 7.6 – 10.7cm 13.6 – 27kg
Large 10 – 15.2cm 27 – 36kg
XLarge 12.7 – 17.8cm 36kg +

If dog is between sizes, go up one size larger.

How the Training Sock Works

The cord loop of the Rear No-Knuckling Training Sock applies light tension under the paw, which stimulates the nerve endings in between the toes. This stimulation invokes a withdrawal reflex that causes the pet to pick up their toes higher and place their paw correctly on the ground. Over time, use of the training sock in daily 5 minute rehab exercises will retrain the body, helping to correct gait and rear paw placement.

Rehab expert Renee Mills, CCRP designed the Rear No-Knuckling Training Sock for use by veterinarians and rehabs, but also for at-home use by the pet parent so they can continue their rehab at home. This product should be used under the advice of your vet or rehab specialist.


Vendor: Walkin Pets
Type: No Knuckle
Size: XS, S, M, L, XL