The popular yoga position downward-facing dog takes new meaning with Kristen Corral. With her, dogs participate.

Corral is a certified animal yoga instructor and massage therapist. She has done sessions with dogs, cats, horses and even snakes.

About a year ago, the southwest-area resident started Little White Dog Co., which provides services such as pet-sitting, walking, feeding and medicating, as well as massages and yoga instruction.

For anyone skeptical of massages and yoga for pets, Corral said it is a great bonding tool for owners and can be especially helpful for older animals with arthritis or other health problems.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 18, 2012