TAKING the popular yoga position “downward dog” literally, 270 dog owners and their pooches attempted to set a new world record in Hong Kong for the largest ever dog yoga class last Saturday.
The owners and their furry friends took part in a 30-minute yoga class for dogs (also known as “doga”), where they massaged and stretched their pets in various relaxing poses.
The “doga” class was led by Suzette Ackerman, who said that people in Hong Kong were often inundated with work, but it was important for owners to spend quality time with their pets.
“Usually it’s the helpers who take the dogs out for walks, but if you come for a ‘doga’ class, you have at least an hour where you’re connecting with your pet, so it’s good,” she said.
One of the participants in the event, Susan Chan, who had brought her dog Sunshine, said she had enjoyed the experience.
“It’s like having a close relationship with my dog, really getting close to him and having a heart-to-heart,” she added.
Guinness World Records have yet to officially announce whether a new world record had been achieved, but organizers were confident that they had reached their goal.