Joanne North Vancouver, BC 3/9/2009 3:12:06 AM Our Miniature Schnauzer is just about to have her 14th birthday. I have a slight handicap, and use a mobilit scooter. She runs alongside...sniffing anything and everything. Then when we return to the apartment building I remove her leashk and she dashes down the hall like young puppy. So I heartily endorse playing with your dog, no matter how old. Throw a ball (even indoors) teach her/him to ssit or beg, and ALWAYS sound excited and involved when you finish playing.