Aw... I do feel sorry for Baxter... he can't go for long walks (just yet) cos of his arthritis... And then when we meet dogs whilst out... he can't play with them Went for our usual Monday night stroll before, along a canal, about a 20 minute walk (30 mins in total with all the sniffing/stopping) and met another dog... now, because Baxter is always on lead these days, most dog-owners see us and put their dogs on lead (which is good practice, I know) but I have to say 'It's okay - he's fine with other dogs'. Baxter tends to lie down until they come close, then goes for a sniff... whilst I'm telling the owners that he can't be off-lead/run around because of his condition. Then he starts wanting to play.... which is normal for his age.... but he can't because of his leg - all that twisting and turning is no good him..... so the other dogs owners tend to say 'aw, we'll leave you to it, don't want to get him too excited'... which is nice of them but Hopefully, maybe as he grows up a bit he'll calm down and not be so giddy... otherwise he'll never get to sniff/play with another dog! I don't him to be a social outcast - any suggestions to help him out please?