The Doga (pronounced Doh-gah) comes from the words Dog and Yoga and is not nothing but Yoga for dogs, or rather, Yoga with dogs. This discipline was born some years ago in the United States, by the hand of Suzi Teitelman, a Yoga instructor who decided to include your online dog trainer in its sessions to see the relaxation of this while she practiced. Thus was born the Doga.
Our dogs live in our world of rush and timetables that lead us to stress and to lose the ability to relax. Yoga requires concentration since they are not strenuous exercises but progresses each within its own level. Combines physical exercise that stretches and tones the muscles giving them more elastic, with mental concentration and breathing, which make us to be in contact with ourselves and our dog.
Both we and the dogs need exercise and energetic wear but it is also necessary to know relax so that stress that so much is spoken now does not become chronic stress, or negative (distress). Many of the problems of our dogs are derived from this stress: anxiety separation, problems of destructive behavior, phobias, hyperactivity, aggressiveness, etc.
The term Yoga refers to the union, in the mystical sense, with oneself. In this case the Doga aims to achieve a deep connection with our dog, an almost spiritual contact and of course, a great relaxation. The experience of those who have practiced Doga with their dogs is repeated: they achieve a greater connection between the two, both get a deep relaxation and concentration.
While some years ago the first time that he has heard of this original practice, still has not developed in our country. Aprende training launches in this new discipline in their quest by continuing to innovate within education and positive training techniques. The doga is not a training in itself, but it is useful to be able to apply certain skills that the dog has already acquired. It is curious to observe how many Yoga postures are performed by dogs in a natural way.