For us...Yesterday I finally read through the thread "don't walk your dog" I found it very informative and I am going to try some of the methods. Renn is 13 months now and will get neutered next week. I think we have started our more "serious" teenage" phase. Right now I can see why some get rehomed, of course I'd never, but honestly I have questioned myself if I should have gotten a smaller size. He has been a challenge for me mostly because I am finding I am not as stable on my feet as I thought. He is basically very good but when he decides to leap and jump well, its another story. He also loves my daughter and when he see her he wants to leap back and forth between us. A few days ago he decided he no longer likes his crate (I have had absolutely no problems with that). He will bolt out right after I send him in, he has never done this and has always just walked in on his own and lied down) Of course I get him and calmly put him back in. And now he whines, never has before (except when I first got him). He also is jumpy on his walks after a period of time, and wants to bolt into the house when we get close to the door. So Its time for me to revamp, do more with him, give him more mental challenges etc. (I haven't done enough since my fall on Christmas) So I am starting with "stop walking your dog". Next week he will need to be calm after his neuter so we will incorporate this more and more. I am going to PT to help get me better at physical activity and also back on my diet as I did so much better when I had some weight off. So hopefully between the two we will get past this phase. If I don't get myself better it will be difficult to get him past this. So if this new method doesn't work I do have a trainer in mind where he went for day training . This trainer also does a board & train program but if I can physically do it, that is my preference. Oh and to top it all off I now have a hammer toe and the start of a bunion on what was my good foot. Doctor says I will need surgery to correct it as its already fixed, and that is 6 weeks he says of no walking. Yikes. I do still have my moms electric wheelchair and I am thinking if I get it serviced & working again, I could use that to walk Renn while I am recuperating. Meanwhile I will put off doing the surgery. Anyway thats where we are at this week.