An interesting side note to running with a puppy is that you get to know all of the neighbor dogs. Just a runner might elicit a bark or two, but a runner with a dog? They come slamming into the fence barking hotly. If their owners weren't awake before Patches came by, they were then! I also know that I can't be out past 7:30 AM. There are two rather vicious looking, fence-less dogs who sleep inside the house but are let out sometime between 7:30 and 8. I will happily get up a few minutes earlier to avoid those snarling teeth.