All dogs need exercise every day and all year-round. Depending on your dog’s age and condition, he may need different amounts of exercise.
If your dog is a puppy, he probably gets a lot of exercise just from bounding around and exploring new surroundings. Remember that a puppy’s bones are usually still growing and somewhat soft. So his joints aren’t as stable as they are in a full-grown dog.
Don’t make your puppy exercise or play right after eating. Usually, puppies sleep after they eat.
Let them exercise at their own pace and stop when they want. I recommend that for the first 12 months on does not allow jumping or excessive running.
Middle-aged dogs might need a little more encouragement to keep to their proper weight. And, for older dogs, moderate exercise is important not just for weight control but also to keep them fit and active.
If your dog is fat already, make an extra effort to ensure he gets walks, runs, game playing and other activities. However, take him to your vet first, to have him checked over and discuss this extra activity with your vet. Start your dog off slowly and work your way up to more intense activity. Look for signs of fatigue and stop when you see them. Start with 10 minutes and work your way up to a half hour or so, over a period of several days or even several weeks, depending on how badly out of shape your dog is.