I have been taking my young dog(1 yr May 27) to the river most days for training and getting used to boat etc. my old dog 10- has been sad so yesterday I took him-Wake up day!-- it was first time he showed his age-a bit slow in and out of boat-- slower into water-still loves work but doesn't have same drive--ate his sandwich but slowly-so we had a fewm moments talking about old hunts etc.-me I'm almost 70 so I'm about same--8ys old has health issues so I am really glad I got pup when we did-