Monday, September 04, 2006

1st Trip to PetnYou ground

2nd September 2006

This is Pacco 1st trip to the PetnYou ground. It ground was indeed a spacious field, whereby all dogs gotta chance to enjoy offleash run.

Agility tryout is the main aim for our trip to the ground. So basically try out all the equipment except for the collapsed tunnel. I wish that I gotta come everyweek and the day whereby Pacco can complete an offleash run will finally come.

Russell and Groovy doing a 'Stand Stay' exercise?

Pacco trying out the Flyball equipment. But she yet to get the idea of retrieving the ball from the box.

After the exhausting run, even Groovy wanted a rest under the shade.

Before ending the session, we finish off with a 'Down Stay' routine. Pacco emerged as the 1st dog! 1st dog to be eliminated.

27 comments:

e said...

WOW! So fun! It is really cool that Pacco gets to enjoy like this.I really enjoy looking at the agility stuff Pacco does. Pacco is Fei's hero (or rather, Eve's) hehe.
I am a little surprised to hear that there are such places like an off leash park for dogs in Malaysia. Many people think Malaysia is quite a limiting place for doggies but not so!
Eve and Fei

Amanda85 said...

actually jojo is far better than pacco, she can complete a course offlead....while pacco seems to b so unreliable in recall...

tat's not a dog park actually...is a schoold field being rented for dog training purposes..

since u enjoy d sport so much, did fei's enrol for any agility classes?

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Glad u hd a good time, shld join us more often den.

After only a few tries, Pacco seemed fine with most of d obstacles. Try 2 practice running her offleash bside u. Will b helpful if u decide 2 do agility later on.

e said...

Amanda,
No, am ashamed to say that Fei hasnt even been to obedience training class. We got a trainer to come in privately instead. I think to enrollin agility, your dog has to be over 1 year old and already been through obedience classes? It prob means Fei doenst qualify??? And plus she is so skittish. She might be too distracted by everything else ..
Is pacco easily distracted or how do you get her to focus.
BUT we have been getting Fei to do leg weaving and jumping over stuff at home. Its good fun...

Amanda85 said...

as for here in m'sia, any dog tat's over 1yr can enrol for agility. n d owner can choose 2 do it onleash, if d dog is unreliable...juz like me:D

pacco focus is veli unreliable.. sometime can, sometime cannot. n whenever she went to a new environment, she tends to say hi to everydog..XO

Amanda85 said...

fawn,

yeah...actually got practise d offleash run @ home... but when attempt to do it outdoor, then it become 'like wat u c'...:(

PoenyStormRider said...

wawawa... why my boy head cut off..anyone hv a complete photo.. ?

Amanda85 said...

http://www.puppy.com.my/ob/puppycomlogo1.gif

Amanda85 said...

aiyak....wat i'm doing..

that pic is from bro fawn wan...i think probably he miss out russell head edi... plz dun mistaken tat i purposely cut his head...

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Haha ... Russell's head cut off coz otherwise dogs will b too small n cant c d large dogs at d back row. Anyway, I hv a few more with him in it. Cn send 2 u if u wish.

Jojo said...

fawn can u pls send to me? if u hv any jojo playing frisbee photo too, i tot of add in in her blog. this photo very nice, she is like smile smile..

e said...

amanda
at least Pacco is friendly. How is she with other humans? The reason we've only been doing 'pseudo- agility' stuff at home is because she is very scared ofother humans. But she seems okay at the dog runs with other dog owners.
I think she only trusts dog owning people.

Have you ever experienced any kind of discrimination when you take pacco out?

People scream, want to hit or run away when they see little fei and she is more scared of them! so silly.

eve

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

What a neat picture of all of you! I can't stay for too long.....I get distracted too easy.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Amanda85 said...

pacco is not tat human-friendly...she only allowed frens to pet her, not stranger...
but i don't really mind that, i don't like my dog to say hi to every tom, dick n harry.

as for discrimination...i get use to it edi...

e said...

Does Pacco growl at people who want to touch her? Fei used to do that but not in an agressive way, she was just scared.

Im still not used to the discrimination. Maybe because I never experienced that and with Fei, it was a shock. To me, a dog is a dog, doesnt matter not purebred or what colour she is. I really hate it when silly parents mis-educate their children by saying "DONT TOUCH, DOG DIRTY , DOG BITE". They are putting negative thoughts to their kids. Of course dogs MIGHT bite, animals are unpredictable I know but these kids grow up to be those uncles carrying brollies who try to hit my fei when they see her.

And!! One more...when I was at this health foods shop, the lady asked what sort of dog I had and I said, a mongrel; she asked, "Why don't you get a better one?" ARGH!

Maybe oneday I will get used to it. I love Fei anyways and I walk tall and proud and wont allow anyone to hurt her.

Amanda85 said...

pacco will snap their hand if they intend to touch her....so usually i juz said 'u better don't touch my dog'....

she's not scare of stranger near her, she juz doesn't like to b touch, i think...

actually pacco is my 2nd mongrel n i've spent nearly 4 yrs hving a mongrel. so i had edi get use to tat kind of ppl looking down @ my dog. my whole bunch of relative n family is a great example. they thend to praise my cousin pedigrees when they juz manage to perform a 'sit' infront of them. but when my dog doing hula hoop jump n retrieving...they juz keep quiet.

Amanda85 said...

hi buster,

pacco oso kenot stay tat long...she had just stood up after that pic was snap...haha...

anyway, they can improve by most practise...

Jojo said...

Fei, jojo used to be fears bite too. You just need to continue social her, you will see the different, my 2 dogs improve a lots after social around for long time.

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Smiling Jojo pics, hv some as well n will post 2 u.

e said...

amanda
Can't believe your relos are blinded by the whole pedigree thing. Pacco is jumping through hoops and obstacle courses before the pedigree dog is coaxed into a SIT. hahaha
I don't care if people have their preferences and like pedigree dogs over mongrels. Come to think of it, I can't trace my bloodline, so I am a mongrel too. And my children will be mongrels.
I just don't want people to say that my dog is dirty because she is black or she will bite because she is a mongrel.

Jojo,
I try to bring her out and interact with other dogs as much as possible. She is okay with dogs but not humans WITHOUT dogs. But we keep trying to expose her to different things, and go out for walks everyday to see people and cars etc. Wonder how long it will take for her to be NOT afraid anymore. Before us,she wasn't walked a lot and was an inside dog I think.

Regine Sam said...

hey amanda, just what a coincidence, I saw ur blog on the Dog Olympic day, the picture on the "sit stay" contest, my baby, a st. bernard actually just sitting next to ur pacco. Lolz.. What a small world huh? Anyway, thanks for drop by. Cheers! ^_^

Oh, and I really enjoyed your blogs about the dogs, and the activities around KL. Been looking around for activities to bring my baby to.

Btw, have you ever joined the Treasure Hunt organized by Pet Safari Ikano? Saw the notice the other day when I was there.

Amanda85 said...

baby,
yeah...i'm a dog scout member too. join b4 d treasure hunt last year, but i think i'm a terrible hunter. anyway, will try again this year.

Anonymous said...

Where is this PetnYou ground? sounds interesting

Amanda85 said...

anonymous,
is at d sunway sri sedaya school field...

storm said...

where is tat actually.
vodka! just got his 2nd shot. wanna bring him there after his third shot ...
is it any dog oso can or have to have obedience cert?
my house got small small garden where he poo, pee and play. he use to go crazy and ran round and round and around my car in the porch. so i to if got big garden, hey! it would be great for him as he is a BIG pup.... oledi 10.5 kg @ 4mths+
but he seldom mix around. only meet 2 labs owned by by neighbour who stayed behind my house n some strays... he growls n barks. but he quite obedient la. can sit, down (sometimes when he likes it) and stay (especially when we command it b4 we serve him :P)

Amanda85 said...

vodka,

is @ sri sedaya sch...near sunway..
all dogs can hv obedience cert, but not compulsory...my dog doesn't hv any...
u shld bring vodka out more often to be wit other dogs...then he'll wil not make a big fuss of it after he get use to it...

hope to c u this sunday @ central park...MRDO Day..

storm said...

havent get third jab yet. so didnt bring vodka to socialise until then.
but cannot tahan d and pity him running around the small garden so took him out jalan2 in the morning and evening.

thanks ya
Sofia