Thanks so much for the good ideas. Ok another question. How often should I be walking her. How much is too much. Should we run some? My husband is a runner and I jog and power walk so there's ample opportunity to get her energy out but I'm afraid of overdoing it. I've heard that she can mess up her joints by being on the asphalt. Should I just run her around the yard a lot or short walks around the neighborhood. Our vet didn't really give me the specifics I'd like-just saying that it's hard to wear them out.