Most dogs will enjoy social activity and want to be part of whatever you're doing at home. For some dogs this can be fine and fun for all. But others may get overexcited or worried when their family starts doing unusual things like yoga in the sitting room.
How is your dog likely to respond to your new activities? Will they take it in their stride, hide in their doggy den, become anxious, or want to join in?
Dogs who are calm and enjoy the games and join in the fun. For those who are worried by people doing new things, or get over excited it’s better to occupy them in another part of the house.
Do some training or play with them first so they’re ready for a snooze before you start your yoga or tango class.
Make sure they have their own safe space to retreat to, with something to enjoy by themselves. A long-lasting tasty treat or puzzle toy is perfect.
Let children know to leave the dog alone if they settle in their den.
If your dog does become excited during (human) games or exercise sessions take a break. Do something calm and focused instead, such as laying a trail of treats or a food filled toy.