The beach is a fun place on a warm starlit night. Take your dog and the family down to the beach for some fun in the sand. They can run around and wear off some energy, then come and join you on the beach for a bonfire and toasted marshmallows. Have a special, healthy dog treat for your pup otherwise they may feel left out! Tell stories around the fire. This is a special bonding time for family, including your dog. When you are ready to go home, put out the fire, and head indoors for the rest of the evening.
Who needs a treadmill when you have a set of stairs? If the day is wet and cold, stay inside. Change that mournful look on your dog's face by inviting them to run up and down the stairs with you. When you get tired, you can toss a toy up to the top and ask your dog to fetch it. Keep your dog's state of fitness in mind, don't expect them to do it for too long if they have been a couch potato! Moderation is the key to fun and stairs.