My dog makes me work out...lol
We got him as a 5-year-old rescue. I'm pretty sure I know why he needed rescuing...he has some very bad bathrooming habits.
Even though he's been 'fixed' (probably after he formed the habit) he likes to mark his territory...in the house! And when stressed out, he will take a dump in the middle of the living room floor OR on my husband's side of the bed. This, of course, does nothing to further their male bonding.
It seems if I take him for a daily walk, he cuts back severely on these behaviors. Well, while I'm on my feet, I might as well shoe-horn my 22-year-old daughter into Wii dancing, or I'll go ride the stationary bike.
Aren't you glad you asked? Cause I know you wanted to hear my life story.