Once the pain of intervertebral disc disease is addressed the next step is for the dog to return to functions of daily living. This is of particular importance for paretic and ataxic patients. There are a number of exercises which can be taught to a client that will greatly enhance the recovery of dogs with IVDD, whether treated conservatively or surgically. The success of neurological rehabilitation lies in frequent repetition. Once the patient is discharged this repetition and rehabilitation can be achieved with client involvement. A few basic exercises, performed a few times a day, will hasten the return to mobility and the client will love to participate.