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Is puppy yoga safe for puppies?

Puppy yoga is a new wellness trend where people practice yoga while surrounded by puppies. 

It is advertised as beneficial for mental and physical health, because both yoga and playing with puppies provide a serotonin boost.

The activity is also advertised as beneficial to puppies by helping socialise them and get them accustomed to new people, smells and experiences.

The activity has quickly become popular around the UK, with studios opening up nationwide.

However, animal welfare experts have petitioned the government to take action against the practice, labelling it as cruel to the animals.

Bill Lambert, the Kennel Club’s Health, Welfare and Breeder Services Executive explains why puppy yoga is not safe for puppies according to animal welfare experts, while yoga instructor Helen Barefoot explains the benefits and how she ensures their safety.

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