Wednesday, October 02, 2013

School For The Dogs


Meet Amos, a Yorkiepoo(dle) and a working dog.
Amos is on vacance in Paris for a few days, but mostly you can find him monitoring dog training classes at SCHOOL FOR THE DOGS in NYC. Yes, he sits at a desk wearing a coat that says 'Principal' (see Instagram pic) and makes sure the other dogs behave...ahem
His mom, Anna Jane Grossman, formerly fulltime journalist now dog trainer was lucky enough to get an invite from Amos to accompany him to Paris
Amos minding his Ps and Qs at café Le Select. This guy knows the ropes and doesn't miss a trick. All the Dos and Don'ts.
I was a little surprised when he ordered a croquet Madame but who am I to question this brainy little critter...
Croque Madame - that's a very cheesy croque Monsieur with a fried egg on top.
Amos performs a few of the tricks up his sleeve after eating his dejeuner like waving...
Sit up!
Play dead!
One of the fun aspects of School For The Dogs is iPad play. Pets learn to paint (abstract mostly - no live models sadly).
The dogs take 'Selfies' like this adorb photo Amos took with a gentle tap of his nose to the screen. No wonder SFTD got written up in the Wall Street Journal!
Anna Jane Grossman is one lucky duck to work for Amos at SFTD isn't she? Trips to Paris now and then make awfully nice perks I'd say...
Dans la rue Amos practices his French and makes friends in no time at all. If you live in NYC, do check out SCHOOL FOR THE DOGS if your pet could brush up on his manners (and who couldn't?). If you're bringing your pet to Paris what about an onsite portrait?

17 comments:

  1. Cute! Amos will be running Paris soon since we know how much the Parisians love their dogs! I love how easy going they are about taking your 4 legged friend into restaurants...and of course Croque Madame...the perfect choice!

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  2. It's amazing how quickly Amos caught on to French. Hope he doesn't break that little white cutie's heart when he goes back home. Oh well, they'll always have Paris.

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  3. Wonder what she could teach my weenie, Sister, who has taken to biting strangers in her old age?

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  4. Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    So cute!!!!!!!

    Maria Lucia Fernandes

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  5. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Many thanks for devoting your entire blog today to dear darling Amos. What a lucky guy - dining in a restaurant in Paris!
    Margaret

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  6. Barbara L1:45 PM

    What an adorable little fellow. He knows how to work it, , turning his best side to the camera. Love him xx

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  7. Rosemary1:46 PM

    this is so adorable it makes me wish I had a dog!::) I will definitely recommend it to dog-lovers in any case.
    Rosemary

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  8. Anna Jane School For The Dogs1:49 PM

    Love it! Ha!
    You're such a good writer! Thanks so much. And great sketch!

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  9. Bonsoir,

    Je trouve cette publication très intéressante et attachante.
    Icarus, mon dalmatien de 6 mois va à l'école des chiots depuis 2 mois. Il y apprend l'obéissance et fait de l'agility... Outre ça, cela lui permet de rencontrer plein de copains ! C'est vraiment génial.

    Gros bisous

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  10. What an Adorable puppy. Cute as a button and smart as a whip. :) How cool she can take him with her.

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  11. This is wonderful and way fun! I don't think I could take Lizzie Cosette into a restaurant -- and that is definitely a good thing! Amos is excellent -- he gets A+!

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  12. As an Australian it rather blows my mind that you could travel with your dog overseas. We certainly can't (the dog would have 6 months quarantine coming back in, and I'm sure it would be prohibitively expensive anyway). It would be fun to do in a way, although neither of my dogs would have the personality for holidays I think.

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  13. How gorgeous is that dog???
    Love that about France. You can take a dog almost everywhere.

    Adorable!!


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  14. Carol, your painting of little Amos certainly did him justice! He is a cutie with a personality to match!
    I do have to admit ,though,that I am ridiculously partial to our two adorable Yorkies (who of course in our eyes have no equal!!!)

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  15. We have four dogs, but none of them have ever taken us to Paris. Evidently it's our fault, because we didn't send them to school. Do you know the cost of an education these days?!

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  16. I miss Paris so much! Sigh! :)

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  17. Treat your dog well each time he comes to you. Thanks for your post.

    Best dog training school

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