I've posted here once before asking for advice for a leg issue that the vets couldn't figure out. I didn't get any responses, but I figured I'd update anyways for anyone searching in the future. After an X-ray consultation, the radiologists said there was no inflammation and nothing seen on the back legs that would cause the limping we were all seeing. Due to that information, my vet referred me to an orthopedic vet that specializes in cruciates and elbows. I went in this weekend and she said there was absolutely nothing wrong with his back legs, no stiffness and no inflammation in the x-rays, but that he did have leg issues. She noted that the limping that I described as "walking weird" was actually him liming on his front legs. She told me to look for a head bob and that would indicate a front leg limp. She also went on to say that Koda had elbow dysplasia (something to do with fragmentation?) which was causing the limping. He had a big pain reaction when she tried to stretch his front elbow, and she could see it in his x-rays. She did say that his elbow looks 'pristine' which means he doesn't seem to have much damage despite his constant limping. Right now I guess our plan of action is to wait a few months till he's older then do a keyhole surgery where they inject something into his elbows and hope that fixes it. All in all she estimated around 2.5-3k which is something that's going to hit hard for sure. For the next few months he's not supposed to roughhouse, run on concrete, do stairs, or jump down from anything. I'm wondering how I can achieve that. He loves my couches and not expects to be on them so I don't know how to train that, much less prevent puppy zoomies, or exercise him since he's a wild 6 month lab. Training only works for so long and we live in a 700 sqf apartment while I search for houses. I'm really devastated since he's so young and he was supposed to help get me out of the house. We had so much fun one day going to the dog park, and he was intended to be my hiking and camping buddy. I guess that's pretty much out of the picture for at least the near future. It seems that instead of helping me get out of the house, he's going to make me stay in it more instead it is what it is, but I'm definitely feeling defeated right now.