I would heartily wish that you may often be seen to smile, but never heard to laugh while you live. Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill-manners; it is the manner in which the mob express their silly joy at silly things; and they call it being merry. In my mind there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. I am neither of a melancholy nor a cynical disposition, and am as willing and as apt to be pleased as anybody; but I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason nobody has ever heard me laugh.
In 2011, etiquette trainers formed the Institute of Image Training and Testing International (IITTI) a non-profit organisation to train personnel departments in measuring and developing and teaching social skills to employees, by way of education in the rules of personal and business etiquette, in order to produce business workers who possess standardised manners for successfully conducting business with people from other cultures. In the retail branch of commerce, the saying: "The customer is always right." summarises the profit-orientation of good manners, between the buyer and the seller of goods and services:
2. Dog Tolerant - Typically non-reactive on leash and either indifferent or friendly to other dogs. Is well socialized and shows relaxed, easy body language in the presence of new dogs. May not 'love' dogs that he does not know, but has decent tolerance for rude behavior; a long fuse. Enjoys known dog friends and, in general, succeeds with housemate dogs.3. Dog Selective - Has dog friends but is more selective. May dislike certain 'types' of dogs and/or is easily offended by rude dog manners. Likes to dictate the rules during dog-play. Can succeed with housemate dogs with supervision.4. Dog Aggressive - Has a very limited number of dog friends; sometimes, no dog friends. May be opportunistically leash reactive with a weak handler and/or no training. May have a short fuse during play, even with dogs that it knows. Needs heavy supervision during play and a good leader when out on leash. Many live successfully with housemate dogs (usually opposite sex) with proper supervision and safe management protocol.The Bell Curve of Dog Aggression - Dog tolerance levels are flexible and are determined as much by environmental factors (handler influence, training and socializing efforts) as they are by genetics. Dog social dogs can become less social as they come into their maturity, and dog aggressive dogs can become much more tolerant with good direction and proper socialization. With the combined factors of maturity, socialization, good leadership and training, most Pit Bulls fall comfortably in the middle spectrum of this bell curve. Socializing Your Pit Bull There are many ways to socialize your Pit Bull. The age of your dog as well as his/her individual personality will help you determine which methods are appropriate for socializing your dog.Pit Bulls under six months of age should be enrolled in a puppy class. Many obedience training facilities have classes specifically for puppies, and often part of the class time is devoted to off-leash play with other puppies. When seeking out a training facility, it is often helpful to observe the classes prior to attending. this will allow you to get a feel for how class will be conducted and see if it is a good match for you and your dog. Off-leash play can be an important feature of a puppy class, but it should be done properly. Does the instructor factor in age, size and play style of puppies when organizing play groups?To socialize adult dogs, owners should first carefully introduce their Pit Bulls to other adult dogs. A great way to introduce adult dogs is to take a nice long walk on leash together.Some ways that adult dogs can interact with other dogs are:
Following the introduction of the two protagonists (with performances from the charismatic Marjorie Estiano and Isabel Zuaa) Good Manners focuses on duality, which slowly takes centre stage. One woman is mysterious, introverted and minimalist, and the other exuberant, excessive and instinctive, Clara and Ana (sort of Lynchian archetypes) embody the conflicts that live within each of us, between humanity and animal instinct, good and evil. Beyond the genre film (which we can enjoy at will), it's precisely within this duality that we can find the key to reading a film that is far more critical than it would lead us to believe. Good manners, the domestication of our natural instincts, the desire to repress our idiosyncrasies (culture, character, etc...) for fear that they might invade the tranquil river of our lives, in the film, the characters go against the very society that made them who they are, a bit like a dog (or a wolf in this case) suddenly biting its master. From the first full moon to the final climax, the "other" never stops fighting to co-exist in a society that is unable to accept it. But what does it mean to finally be accepted? And what if the price to pay for "integration" is too high? What if the roles finally overturn good and antiquated "good manners"? A powerful and mysterious film that's more akin to a living nightmare.
Cory Varga - Cory is a published travel writer and award-winning photographer. She travels full time with her husband and is passionate about creating in-depth travel guides. Cory published her first book on Japanese customs and manners, because she's obsessed with everything Japan. She has visited hundreds of destinations and has lived in 7 different countries. Cory is multilingual and an alumna from The University of Manchester. 2b1af7f3a8