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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Lola71, Nov 16, 2012.
Have deleted this link as i didnt realise the dog was showing signs of stress
Sorry poor Denver.
I'm afraid that's a very unhappy dog who's trying desperately to diffuse the situation
"Grinning" and lip-licking and avoiding eye contact are all calming signals to try and show that she's stressed! The popularity of this video worries me a little.
Aw i didnt know that....i feel terrible now. Poor dog!!
I've seen this one before and can't bring myself to watch it again I completely agree with Thorne I'm afraid.
I agree. The dog is practically baring its teeth it is 'grinning' so much - and look at how the poor dog slinks away when the owner orders it to the 'penalty box'. Looks like a nervous dog to me. I'd be very happy to be proven wrong though
And apparently she's only six - she looks a lot older and is overweight.
There's several articles been written about the video, here's one that might be worth a look at:
Dog Spies by Julie Hecht, MSc: "Guilt" Part 1 - Is Denver the dog really guilty?
That makes interesting reading. I do feel guilty for posting it and thinking it was a light hearted clip.....obviously i wouldn't have posted it knowing the dog was showing signs of distress.
This forum is very informative and i have learnt something new this eve!