Workout Buddy Is Man's Best Friend: Boot Camps for Dogs

New trend in exercise has fitness fans bringing their pets to class.
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in new hampshire. I'm annie kuster,and I approved this message. Now. There's doggy boot camp, doggy yoga, and so much more. Cameron mathison has all of the details. Reporter:6:00 a.M., While much of the nation is still in bed, a few brave souls are starting the day, boot camp style. Some with two legs. And many with more. We have aggressive dogs. We have overweight dogs. We have little dogs. We have dogs with three legs. Reporter: This is spank dog boot camp. A training program that's gone to the dogs. The nationwide program, with cities ranging from boston, to chicago, to l.A., Provides one of a kind fitness training, allowing dogs and their owners to workout alongside each other for an hour-long stretch. This is going to be my workout partner. I should mention that quinn is almost 70 years old in human years. Together, quinn and I stretched. We flexed. I'm being humbled right now. Sprinted. After an arduous hour, quinn was ready for more. And quinn wasn't the only one. Dog owners we talk with swear by the program. I'm older than the average age. And I'm able to jog a couple laps around now. Great to be outside in the park, rather than in the gym. Your dog gets you up and ready to go. Reporter: Never will find a better workout partner, right? And at the break of dawn, if it's not your speed, there's other workout programs available. Take yoga, for example. That's what insiders call doggy yoga. Let me tell you, this gives a new meaning to downward dog. The dogs can teach us a lot about yoga. Dogs live in the moment. Reporter: And dog owners we spoke with say they saw firsthand the positive effects yoga h their four-legged friend. She's alone with me. I'm one-on-one. Great for him to be with other dogs, be with me. And he usually falls asleep in the first 20 minutes. Reporter: For animal lovers, working out with their furry companions is a win-win situation. And I have to agree, letting your fitness regime go to the dogs has everyone begs for more. For "good morning america," cameron mathison, abc news, los angeles. There's a dog love. The thank dog boot camp knows there's dog owners that want to work out with a dog but don't have one. If you don't have one, they will provide you with a dog. Cue sam and the dog. We are not working out this morning. Guess what? That dog that cameron mathison was working out with, is a dog they provided. There's a thank dog app, lara, available. I have dogs. After you workout with your dog, be sure you take a shower. Yeah. He's perfumed. Does the dog know he's doing yoga? I don't think so. And rose is great. By the way, you can adopt rosie, I believe. No. Rosie has an owner. Right here. Sorry. Normally, we do. But this morning -- rosie wants out. Rosie's like, I'm tired. Rosie wants to do down dog. You know him from his winning turn on "dancing with

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