Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
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yeah our training group was given this video without any context or info ,just the video. and asked to comment whether the dog was happy. We were later told Riot is a 2-3 year old JRT. He is a submissive grinner. The video was done just after he arrived at his nose work class. He is described as extremely sociable with people and dogs, and was very excited and trying to reach his instructor for a greeting. He “smiles” a lot and in a very exaggerated way, so his instructor wanted to capture an episode on video. He is described as being very intense and drivey, and his greetings are over the top, but he is friendly. This is a good example where the whole picture needs to be taken into account. and also where some things don't seem to mean what one thinks.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild