Urban living can be a dream come true for many people. The excitement, convenience, and energy of a bustling city are hard to beat. However, when it comes to our furry companions, city living for an urban dog can pose some unique challenges.
Hugh Jackman is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and he’s often paling around with his pup, who is often in tow. Dali is the definition of urban dog success!
Hugh is hard at work pumping up his gorgeous body at a local NYC gym with his urban dog Dali, a cute French bulldog, for a little extra security and companionship.
There have been some snarky media comments about Dali being his guard dog, but I think non-dog owners often don’t realize that smaller dogs can actually be quite protective and warn their owners of potential threats.
It looks like Dali is an urban dog that has logged a lot of gym time with “daddy” and must figure it’s a good time for a nap.
I’m sure Hugh Jackman is in there for hours. I wish we knew what gym this was in NYC and if it has a dog friendly policy for all members.
It always puts a smile on my face when I see dog owners integrating their best friends into daily activities from going to the gym to taking a walk on the beach.
Challenges faced by urban dogs
Urban dogs face different obstacles than their suburban or rural counterparts, such as limited outdoor space, noise pollution, and crowded streets.
When well-trained and exposed to social, urban environments, dogs can be really well behaved and fun to accompany us during our daily activities.
Even the French understand that a well behaved dog in a restaurant or bar is ok and shouldn’t be considered an immediate health threat.
Let’s all hope one day in the future Hugh Jackman will put out a video on how to work out with your dog, featuring Dali!
Now that would be fun!