When Pansy hears the closet door open she is a whole new dog. She's up, tail wagging, and standing in the entry way waiting for the leash to go on and the front door to open. She loves the outdoors.
We'll be honest, we don't live in town so we can't say how she will do with a lot of activity but from what we've noticed, when she gets settled into a routine and familiar surroundings, she does very well.
Because she is two different dogs from inside versus outside, it is important that she gets outside and on walks for mental stimulation. Like many dogs, she is relaxed laying on the front stoop or sunning herself in the yard, but she needs the mental stimulation that she finds during her walks. It also keeps her muscles toned and the extra weight off.
As the ground warms up Pansy has found that she likes to dig around a little. It has been nothing serious in the yard. Our resident dog has a favorite digging spot and Pansy is not like that. She does, however really enjoy the soft dirt of a fresh gopher mound. She also tried to chase her first squirrel. It was a failure in her eyes because she can't climb trees, but she can fit under them.