Dog training lesson, Union Square

14 Dec

Third in a series of random New York snaps:-

Union Square, I’ve discovered, seems to be a magnet for all manner of weird and wonderful happenings and people. All shades of humanity seem to congregate here: the down-and-outs and the drunks lounging around, the bourgeois Manhattanites doing their farmers’ market shopping (scoff from this writer who has lived in Paris and knows what real farmers’ markets look like), the clickety-click of the high-heeled, sleek New York businesswomen, the ageing rock stars busking away.

And then, of course, there are the anxiously earnest dog-owners of New York City who gather at Union Square with their canine charges, to be taught the art of taming their beasts:

Note the variety of canine, as well as human, breeds that make up the class, all of whom look faintly sheepish:

Interloper disrupts class, teacher not happy:

Dogs learn how to sit still – note grey dog not following teacher’s instructions:

Dogs get a pat on the back:


2 Responses to “Dog training lesson, Union Square”

  1. Anonymous December 14, 2011 at 14:16 #

    Hilarious R.E.D- however I am the true maverick of farmers markets so HUH!!!!!!!! (even if I am a pretend socialist aka Hampstead Garden Snoburb, Vestbourne, and a weekend Guardian reader to boot!!!!!!
    Will phone at weekend to catch up.
    Loads of love
    M.U.M xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • rebeccainspace December 18, 2011 at 11:45 #

      Glad you found it funny, bourgeoise maman! Speak soon, xxx

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