Doggie yoga classes — or "doga" classes — are now being offered at a Rochester veterinary office. (iStock)
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).
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Dr. Danni Shemanski of the Hilton Veterinary Hospital tells WHEC that doga can improve dogs' posture. It also provides people-pet bonding time and a chance for dogs to socialize.
Dr. Shemanski, of the Hilton Veterinary Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., says dog yoga helps to make dogs feel happy and "important." (Google Street View)
Shemanski says a doga session leaves dogs feeling happy and "important." She says that can help resolve attention-seeking behavioral issues.
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The classes are free but humans are invited to donate to a local animal shelter.