Now Even Puppies Must Withstand Withering Scrutiny of Co-op Boards

As if co-op boards weren’t onerous enough.

Not only must humans undergo their withering scrutiny, but so too must dogs! Or so reports Brickunderground.com (via Curbed), which interviewed a dog trainer who preps puppies for their big interviews:

“It’s usually the old co-ops on Central Park West, Fifth Avenue, and Park Avenue that want to interview the dogs,” says Manhattan certified dog trainer Elena Gretch. “They want to completely control the environment they’ve created.”

…”Most boards want to know if the dog is friendly. Can they pet it and hold it? Does it bark? And then there’s the general temperament issue, such as whether the dog has a history of biting,” says Gretch.

Absurd!

drubinstein@observer.com

Now Even Puppies Must Withstand Withering Scrutiny of Co-op Boards