Bailey is my 1-year-old Lab mix. She’s an awesome dog, but like most Labs, she high-energy and needs a ton of exercise or she’ll tear my house to shreds. It’s because of her that I’ve been heading out at least four times a week to go for at least a one-mile walk. It’s because of her that I’ve been able to lose any weight at all. Sufficient exercise not only keeps you in shape, but keeps your dog lean too. It will keep you both healthy for the long haul and your dog will have less behavioral problems.