A new trend in Sweden has humans exercising alongside canines. With a combination of strength, balance, fitness and obedience training, an average class takes place outdoors with two instructors, approximately 15 participants and their dogs. One popular exercise is the “plank” where humans stretch out, supporting themselves on their forearms and feet while their dogs climb on their backs and balance there. Seen as a way to exercise both man and man’s best friend, this concept is gaining in popularity.