It's because of this that I usually seek out small town ambiance for most of my sessions that are not done in studio or on location at a park. I feel safer with dogs in a less populated environment, where less traffic (both pedestrian and street) make getting the right shot difficult sometimes.
In my past life I worked in the city of Scranton, at The University of Scranton, which is a beautiful urban campus. I sometimes will take one of our dogs on a walk there in the better weather, and once students have left at the end of the semester. Such was the case when I took this photo last year.
I like the Wyalusing photo much better, showcasing that suburban setting, but it really all depends on what you want and what your eye sees at the time. Urban can be fun, but I am generally not looking for an urban location, unless a client lives in the city and wants to specifically highlight where they live.
For more urban settings, the blog circle awaits. Start here with St. Cloud MN dog photographer, Cahlean Klenke of About A Dog Photography. Look for the links at the bottom of each blog, which will take you to the next one.
I am off to the Professional Photographers of Pennsylvania INSPIRE Conference this weekend, and I am looking forward to continue to enhance my photographic education! It's always a fun time with my fellow PA photographer friends! I hope your weekend is full of urban conquests! Enjoy!