thank you for your response I appreciate it. It is a daily challenge and I haven't spent much time with him which I regret highly! I've even used our truck to give him some excersise with someone driving and me sitting on the tailgate. He loved it. There has been issues with having to loan our truck to a family member so it hasn't been available to me to use also I have a walking stick and I can go hiking in the state Park but again availability of the truck. Also as Rocky has aged he has become dog aggressive with unfamiliar dogs especially when Mama's around. As it warms up I plan to try the hiking again. I am a little uneasy because of balance issues but I will give it a go.
Zoey-(long haired chihuahua) born 2009
Rocky-( GSD) born 2-2011
Spook- resident cat with an attitude
Speedy-other resident cat clown