Older dogs, in particular, need exercise to keep their body and systems functioning properly. Not as strenuous a program as younger pups, of course, but enough to keep them active, alert, and healthy.
Increased activity will add months or even years to their lives.
Some breeds also require considerably more exercise than others. If you are considering buying a pet, be sure you know the exercise requirements for the breed you are interested in and are willing to devote the time necessary to give your pet what he needs.
Do yourself and your pet a big favor – get out there and have fun.
It is a great way to spend time together.