The Museum of London is doing its bit for National Dog Day by running a canine-friendly yoga workshop.
By, 25 Aug 2019
This will be the first time non-service pooches have ever set their paws inside the museum, and the yoga class is just one of many events designed to celebrate our beloved pets.
Do the downward dog
Dog-Yoga specialist Mahny Djahanguiri will guide you and your pup through a set of relaxing stretches designed to deepen the human/canine bond.
Mahny Djahanguiri wowed UK audiences after appearing on Britain's Got Talent with her yoga-loving dog, Robbie. She's also the author of "Doga", the world's first comprehensive guide to canine yoga.
Yoga mats will be provided, and there might even be a few doggy treats for the best-behaved pets. Although all dogs are welcome, Mahny advises sticking to one dog per human for the best experience.
Your four-legged pal can also get a free portrait photo https://t.co/Y0xV4EEhs2 🐩 📸— Londonist (@Londonist) August 22, 2019
The only question is who's going to pull off that downward dog pose best? You or your pooch? Sorry guys, our money is on your furry friend! After all, they're an actual dog!
Learn how to do Downward-Facing Dog Pose properly for the ultimate full-body stretch.https://t.co/2iJ1YPpLgh— Yoga Journal (@Yoga_Journal) August 21, 2019
Other events running through the day include a Wild Life Drawing session. Led by a group of artists, you'll get all the tips and materials you need to paint a portrait of your pup.
Professional photographer Rachel Oates will also be around to take some snaps of the dogs and their humans.
Round of the day with a nice walk
And no doggy day out would be complete without a nice walkies! Owners and pets can enjoy a 40-minute tour along the nearby Roman walls.
All the events are taking place in a specially created dog-friendly section of the museum.
National Dog Day is a worldwide celebration of our furry best friends. It also raises awareness for rescue pups, service animals, and the amazing humans who dedicate their lives to dogs. Check out the National Dog Day website for more info.