Good point. My dog is actually one problem. She is 15 years old now and can't walk. This makes it hard for me to do a lot of activities. Although, my arms are getting very strong from lifting her 90 pound body. I have made an effort to take up golf again which helps greatly (I walk, carry the 30 pound bag and don't ride a cart). The golf course is down near my x-wife. So, I can drop the dog with her and then pick her up after. I have to say no to bike-rides with my friends and even kayaking on my lake is tough because the dog starts barking when I'm gone. But, I plan to sneak away a few times when she is sleeping.