Surgery is commonly recommended for patients with hip dysplasia. But, does every patient need surgery at presentation? Can every owner afford surgery? There is ample information on the topic of hip dysplasia diagnosis and surgical treatment, but there is a paucity of information in the area of conservative management. This lecture provides information on the goals of conservative management, the timing of conservative management, and when not to choose conservative management; it also introduces at-home rehabilitation efforts as well as formal rehabilitation therapy as part of conservative management. In addition, there is a focus on the proactive identification of early diagnosis and communication with owners for the best conservative approach. The goal is for the attendee to gain an understanding of basic rehabilitation concepts they can use in practice when conservatively managing patients with hip dysplasia.