If I could change anything, I just wish Seven could run. Run across the yard. Run back and forth between Stephen and I in a safe, straight line. We do it occasionally anyway, but she generally ends up holding her left front leg up.
I have started walking her again though. Since we put her on Deramaxx, I can see a big improvement in her overall comfort and so she is back to light hiking of up to 1.5 hours. We also do lots of core and balance exercises on the peanut and balance discs. She is pretty happy as long as she does something and gets a stuffed Kong.
Seven LOVES it! Her passion in life is to find food so she has been wondering where this activity has been all of her life. We have been taking private lessons and our instructor thinks she is "fabulous" and "awesome". Seven is very driven and bold when she searches. I was concerned this activity might turn into a constant search for food at home and everywhere we go. So I am using a very specific, stinky, salmon treat. It is very distinct and it is not something that will accidentally be sitting on my kitchen counter. It appears the strategy has worked well. She seems to connect wearing the harness with searching.