You know what I'm talking about - bad dog acting. You see it often in movies and TV. When it's obvious the dog doesn't give a crap about the actor that plays his owner and doesn't react emotionally as he should in certain situations. The dog would run off screen excited when he should just walk away (obviously running to his trainer who's holding a treat for him) or just stare at his owner after not seeing him for a long time instead of jumping around happily.
LOST has pretty crap dog acting. Cute dog, but very unconvincing. I mean, compare it to the heart wrenching performances from the dogs in Eight Below. A big hit series like LOST can't afford better dog trainers?