Exercise is important for dogs and the RSPCA recommend that you should provide your dog with access to a suitable place where it can exercise at least once a day. A suitable place is somewhere that it can explore, play and meet other dogs if appropriate.
The level of exercise your dog needs will depend on its age, breed and health. As well as this exercise, it should be given frequent and regular opportunities to go to the toilet throughout the day.
For information on looking after dogs in hot weather, read our Dogs die in hot cars page.