"Please, walk me now." Or, "Take me for a run this minute." Or, "Hum. I've been thinking, how about a little trip? Just you and me. What about migrating to Alaska? Or California? I'd like that." Signed, your dog.
Dogs want to have fun, all of the time.
And fun means active play, so take time to grab the leash and do something fun.
One dog humorist said something like,
It’s a good thing dogs can’t talk or most of them would stand at the foot of our beds and say, “More chicken.”