Downward facing dog? The yoga class that lets you keep fit alongside your canine companion

It started in the US, when a growing
band of health-conscious dog owners
wanted a way of combining their
favourite exercise with spending quality
time with their pets.
Now 'Doga' - yoga with dogs - is growing
in popularity in the UK, mainly thanks to
the efforts of Swiss-born yoga teacher
Mahny Djahanguiri .
She runs classes in London for people
and their pets, and while the dogs do not
really get a yoga workout themselves,
they certainly play a part in some of the
A spokesperson from the Dogs Trust
said: "It is important to remember that
dogs can't tell us when they have had
enough. Doga, and any variation of it,
should always be carried out under the
watchful eye of trained professionals."