Real Life vs. Entertainment

Real Life vs. Entertainment

Wikipedia defines Entertainment as: “any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time. Entertainment is generally passive, such as watching opera or a movie”.  

And I will add to the entertainment list: TV shows on How to Train a Dog.singing dog

Sometimes entertainment is taken as “the real thing” and is brought into our everyday lives. I would not be comfortable letting a person who has watched every single episode of “House” perform surgery on me!  Would you?  Of course not.  And the reason is simple:  The television show “House” is for entertainment purposes only.  Everyone knows that, which is why “House” doesn’t have to have the disclaimer “Do not attempt these techniques without consulting a professional”.  And a professional dog trainer would rarely use those TV dog training techniques because professionals know the difference between entertainment and the true art of dog training.