Dog Yoga : 'Doga' exercise class improves dogs' posture, behavior

It also provides people-pet bonding time and a chance for dogs to socialize.

2 April 2018 | 19:40

Source: Associated Photo

  • Source: Associated Photo
  • Last update: 2 April 2018 | 19:40

The classes are free but humans are invited to donate to a local animal shelter.(AFP Photo)

HILTON, N.Y.:  A New York exercise class is bringing new meaning to the phrase "downward-facing dog."

A Rochester-area veterinarian is teaching a dog-and-human class called doga (DOH'-guh).

Dr. Danni Shemanski of the Hilton Veterinary Hospital told WHEC that doga can improve dogs' posture. It also provides people-pet bonding time and a chance for dogs to socialize.

Shemanski said a doga session leaves dogs feeling happy and "important." She says that can help resolve attention-seeking behavioral issues.

The classes are free but humans are invited to donate to a local animal shelter.

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