Recently I've noticed that Jess has stopped jumping up and down on the sofa as much (she used to love a particular spot) Now if she does go on she seems to pause as if summoning the energy to get up put her front paws up for a few seconds before then pull herself up. After a day out recently when we did more exercise than usual she suddenly started holding one of her back feet up quite high that evening. I looked at her paw and there was no cuts or anything that might indicate her actual paw was injured. After looking a few things up online the incident of the dog pausing before jumping up on a bed or sofa has come to my attention and listed under hip problems arthritis or Hip Dysplasia.. She does do the 'bunny hop' occasionally when she's been running about a lot. I'll be booking her in for a check up next week but wondered if there was anything else I could do with her instead of the running? I was looking at the FITpaws equipment and wondering if any could be made into a gentle physio game we can do at home that would help keep her hips mobile as she's only middle aged (estimated 5-7yrs old she was a rescue with not much known about her exact age and medical history). She loves her tennis ball or football too so I'm trying to create some games that still involve a ball thats not so fast paced with no jumping in the air, as I think she'd be depressed if she didn't get to play ball at all ever again!