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Hugo Mikhail Bustani | 6 year old Boston Terrier | NYC Pet Photography

Hugo is a 6 year old Boston Terrier. He is absolutely adorable. He is also probably the best trained dog that I have met.

His owners, Diogo and Alice Bustani, must have spent an enormous amount of time training him and also learning to understand him – and it definitely paid off.

One of my favorite tricks is when on command “Balance,” Hugo holds a treat on his forehead or his nose, and patiently waits for the “OK” command to flip it into the air and eat it !!!  I’ve seen this done before but only by a dolphin :).

Even more impressive is a little bell that hangs close to the floor, next to the door in their apartment –  Hugo rings the bell to tell his owners that he needs to go out! Being an owner of a 10 year old boxer I am absolutely floored that Hugo does not abuse this little bell… In my house that experiment would lead to non-stop ringing :).


OK !!!….

Cookie – now you see it and now you don’t – Great mystery of the Universe
Manicure please

How to properly do the Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog).

I am super excited that this photo was taken by my wife Natalia who is learning photography 🙂 This is her first, but definitely not the last, contribution to this blog !!!!

Hugo’s best friend – Caesar

A Behind-the-Scenes Look

As always any comments and critique are highly welcome

  • Mark D. Friedman

    How can I get copies? Will Hugo sign them before he becomes a star and forgets us? Great pics!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Elisa Berenguer

    Superb pictures, Mark (Nathalia’s too). Of course the model helps…
    Best wishes,
    Maria Elisa
    (friend of Diogo’s and Alice’s, but have not yet met Hugo personally)ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    Thanks Maria! I agree, my model was superb :)!!!
    I would love it though, if I got the credit for it – and not Mark :)….ALEX (and Natalia)ReplyCancel

  • Bernie

    Absolutely amazing,well done Hugo.Expect to meet you personally very soon.ReplyCancel

  • Hugo

    Hi Alex! Mum never showed me these pictures until now!! (Bad mum!) These pictures are so wonderful, thank you! You’re such a great photographer. I miss you and Natalia! Hope we get to play again soon.ReplyCancel

  • admin

    Bad mom! We miss you too Hugo – you have to come and visit 🙂ReplyCancel