1) all my animals always have access to water.
2) I would limit the amount of running for a dog under 2 years old. The growth plates start closing around 18 months. I would also work a dog up slowly to that amount of running.
3) I have fed my dogs blue buffalo. My two older dogs do well on whatever I feed them (they are eating BB now). My first GSD had very loose poos. We had to enzyme his food to keep them firm. It may have been the blue buffalo or just him. My vet and breeder do not recommend it. They say it's to rich. I'm switching back to natural balance as soon as the Blue buffalo is gone.
Find out what food the dog is currently on when you get it. It's best to start on the same food and slowly transition them to a new food.
Riley - 11/05/2012-8/30/2013
He will always be in my heart.