[media]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9beQh1yH5uU[/media]There is a Volkswagen advert on television at the moment here in the UK, that features a dog shaking and singing. Jan and I have found it quite amusing to be honest, and, as someone who likes to use his clicker to shape unusual behaviours with Ellie, I've appreciated the skill and time that has obviously gone into getting the dog to shake for the camera. However, as is bloody typical of this country, the PC brigade are once again banging their oh-so deafening drums, and shrieking claims of animal cruelty! I'm staggered, I really am. I've seen that advert so many times, and never once has it even entered my mind to think that the dog must be being abused. On the contrary, I've presumed that like the relationship we have with Ellie, this dog must enjoy spending a lot of time with its handler in training sessions. I've absolutely no reason to think to the contrary, and I genuinely can't see how anyone can even make such a claim, based on just the final cut of an advert. Luckily, there have been only 286 complaints about the advert, but, really, what is this bloody country coming to? It's a disgrace. Surely, these people must get that it's the same as an actor acting depressed for the camera.