At first my plan was to only take her occasionally maybe once a week. I found though when she was not with me the run seemed harder, she acted as a wonderful distraction. I have to watch for other dogs, squirals and check she does not wrap herself around a post or my legs. I have got it down to a fine art now run and spin around at the same time. I feel safer when she is with me specially in lonely areas. So I take her with me most of the time now, mostly though because she guilts me into it.