This is the weirdest urban sport in all of NYC.
Don't worry cat-lovers, you're included here too. At American University’s Kogod School of Business, students who have anxiety about public speaking can practice doing so in front of an audience of a dog (or several dogs). The goal here is to not only practice the speech itself but to do it in front of a "non-judgemental" audience. If you're overly confident, they'll put a cat in front of you and the cat will turn away. LOL. Too good.
This is either a dream or a nightmare for you. Here are Lasquite's Saint Bernards going for a walk in the woods.