Your dog needs exercise, but how much and how strenuous should it be? The amount and type of exercise that is good for your dog depend partly on the body structure which is characteristic for his breed, but also on the age of your dog and his individual character traits as well as his current physical condition. Large, long-legged dogs are certainly recommended to have several long walks a day, plus various other activities where they can get a really good workout. However, this amount and type of exercise would most likely be too much for smaller dogs. For this reason, when planning an activity, you should always remember that not only you but also your dog should get enjoyment out of it. If you overexert him, this can have as harmful an effect on his health as too little exercise. You should exercise particular caution when exercising puppies or older dogs. The following four suggestions will help you organise your leisure time and give you a few ideas for activities that you can do together with your dog.