Taking your dog for a daily walk is absolutely critical and will work wonders for its health. You should be walking your dog at least twice a day and if your not home during lunch you should have a dog walker, walk your dog. Or else drop your dog off at dog day care a few times a week at the very least. It is so critical for dogs to get a good amount of exercise and a lot of dog owners fail to realize this. Dog owners should not leave there dog locked up at home for 8 hours during the day.