They jump up from their beds, and leap up and down with joy! I find their enthusiasm so inspiring. It gives me a jolt of energy. Trying to hook their leashes to their collars is an exercise in itself. My 10 year old female, Fleur, knows to sit so I can hook up her leash. She is trying to teach the boy, Power. Power however is only interested in go-Go-GO! He hasn't been willing to put his brain to work on sitting for a leash hookup. However, I've got him trained to stand still in the doorway to get his leash hooked to his collar.
When we reach the car, I roll down the driver's window, and hold both dog's leashes in my left hand. Then I begin driving slowly and the dogs trot alongside the car for a while. We also go for walks and bike runs, but they want more speed than I can give them. They really love the exercise and are smiling the whole time.