Monday, March 10, 2008

Pacco de Snappy Mutt learning 2on/2off

People said with more socialization, dog will get more friendly towards others. But why aren't the same happen on me? Recently, Ms Owner notice that I got even more aggressive at the training ground and during my jungle trekking session. Weaker and shy dogs or hyperactive puppies tends to be my victims. What's going on with my brain? I wonder. Must be another typical Pacco's breed unusual temperament. Fortunately my attack never result in physical damage, no dogs are harm in the process. They just suffered major freak-out and shocked (I don't exactly attack them, I'm just trying to 'alpha roll' on them).

"Wait till u gets home". That what Ms Owner tends to say, with me yawning by the side. She just simply pull me away, but threatens to buy me a 'cage-muzzle' if situation goes uncontrollable, together with a big label on me that writes 'Aggressive Mutt. Approach at your own risk', just to warn off the public.

Yesterday morning during my training session, I went over to provoke another new victim, which is non-other-than Mr Archer. I ended up losing in the duel and got a bite on my nose, it was BLEEDING! Boo hoo...

~ Serve me right.... (This photo was taken previously, with my beautiful nose, prior to injury) ~

Not to worry about my injured nose. Actually was just a minor sratch, not being entirely bitten off. I don't require to undergo plastic surgery to fix it. Ms Owner hope that I had learnt my lesson, and will never attempt to head over and provoke other dogs anymore. Yeah, right. Next week, I'll pay my revenge. "Watch your back, Mr Archer!"

If the aggressiveness means more drives, then we hope we can improve on our trials. Anyway, Ms Owner wish that I will transfer my overdose of steroid hormones and extra energy on attacking the agility course and flyball box instead. Is time to talk about something positive. For the last 2 weeks of training, I never ran out of the ring (but still didn't manage to achieve a clean run yet<------ handler's fault!) during my agility practise and I'm really focus in my flyball part. Too focus until I went over to hit the flyball box when I'm suppose to finish the agility course. We had came up with a good way to utilize the plank that I found earlier. Although it was unstable for me to try 'running contact', but is good enough for me to practise my '2on/2off', since this is all we got at the moment. We are desperately in need on improving our contacts.

~ When being 'non-jumpy' is rewarded. What kind of obstacle is this?! ~

By the way, I'm participating in Johann's "Get on the Fun Dog Tricks Train!

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There are all kinds of fun tricks for us dogs, right? Well, let's make a list! And share it with the dog world!

Here's how it works:

1.) Copy and paste this post beginning with the "copy and paste" line at the top of the post to the "copy and paste" line at the end of the post, courtesy of Johann The Dog!

2.) Substitute the Host Tag (see below) and one of the vacant “Tricks” spots with the name of your dog trick and the URL of your blog, just like I did.

3.) When you find out that someone has added this link post to their blog and their trick isn't listed on your post, practice good paw and add their link in one of your “Tricks” slots, by copying his/her 'Host Tag’ and paste it over one of your “Tricks” slots below, and republish. This makes the list the same on everyone's blog!

4.) Encourage and invite your readers to do the same and soon this can grow fast. And if your not a dog, but you blog about dogs, or own a dog, you are also welcome to participate!

Host Tag: Jump over Back! - Pacco de Mongrel

1. Danger! (run and sit between your 2-leggers legs) - JohannTheDog
2. Rollover - Rescue Me
3. Beg - Raise a Green Dog
4. Bang! (play dead) - Fun Dog Tricks
5. Jump over 2-leggers' Back - Pacco de Mongrel
6. Super chase dogs - Gus & Louie
7. Cover your eyes - Tummy Scratch!
8. Push the door closed - Jake's Progress
9. Trick
10. Trick
11. Trick
12. Trick
13. Trick
14. Trick
15. Trick
16. Trick
17. Trick
18. Trick
19. Trick
20. Trick

There it is! It's as easy as that! I hope to make lots new friends with this project and learn about all kinds of new tricks I can learn! Please leave a comment here if you have added this project to your blog, so that I can add you to the list!

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Comet and BLU said...


You should be nicer to small or shy doggies. If you get too agressive, Ms. Owner won't take you places any more. I know. I was agressive when the girl first adopted me and never got to go anywhere. Now that I am better in social situations, I can try more places.

Johann The Dog said...

Hey Pacco - thanks for participating in the Tricks post! Got you all linked up...

Sometimes I get wild at agility trials and some folks think I'm aggressive, but I get soooo wound up I can't hold it in. Maybe you're just way over the top excited...

Mum had me take a break from trying to socialize with other pups...and it helped just being with my Mum at trials - no I'm a lot better with other dogs, away from agility. It's the hyper dogs that get me all riled up too.

PKPWV said...


A bite on your nose? i hope it didn't hurt too much and I hope you don't have a permanent scar!!!

Sheep are fun to chase!!! Mom wasn't too happy with me chasing the sheep today! Oh well!


Asta said...

I hope youw bootiful nosie is OK..It's ad to get an ouchie..I'm sending healing kisses!
Twy to be nice to othew doggies, it's much bettew that get tweats instead of muzzles..I don't know a single twick, booo hooo I guess I'm not vewy well twianed
smoochie kisses,Asta

Joe Stains said...

its hard to learn to be nice, I have to try a lot!

Maggie & Mitch said...

I have an aggressive side to me too, Pacco! We're alpha bitches! What can we say!

Love ya lots,

Harry said...

Sorry to hear about your nose Pacco. I hope you don't end up with a muzzle

Toodle pip
Harry x

BrandytheGreat said...

Poor noes of yours Pacco. Maybe you should do something about Mr Archer! Just kidding..try not to get into other doggies face!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh Pacco, if that's what you are then that's what you are. We all have different personalities but you should control yourself more when it comes to small doggies, poor fellas! But goof thing you no hurt them. I will only snap if there's a male sniffing my butt or humping me but I start no fight unless that other dog retaliates! Hope your training goes well.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Penny & Poppy said...

Pacco, we hope you don't end up with a muzzle! Mom is training our new big, baby brother with a prong collar. It's working, too. When she yanks on it, he does exactly what she says. Too bad we can't leave it on him ALL the time!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Jessie and Jake said...

We have the same problem. Mama takes us for walks everyday so we can see other dogs but we just want to kill them. But we don't care if they are big and small.

We understand - we can't help it iether.

Gus and Louie said...

We added your tricks to our blog..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

William Tell said...

Pacco, I've learned that a lower protein diet can sometimes help with aggression, though I hesitate to suggest meddling with an athlete's diet. You look like you're doing fine with what you have now. Still, it might be something to consider. Hope you get it sorted out and keep having fun at the trials.

William Tell

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Pacco,Can't say anything to us about being"pushy" That's how Archie got into his whole mess!!( becasue I was alittle pushy and witchy!! must be a girl thing) Love A+A

Kirby said...

Hi Pacco,

I've been getting slightly more aggressive lately too! I think it's the time of the year. Mom gets made at me when I act like that too. She made me leave the park early last week cuz I was 'picking' on a small dog. Don't know how much agility practice you need. You sure look great to me!!

Your pal,

Moco said...

Pacco: I am the alpha dog here. It is just something we have to do. You will do great at the trails. You are very talented and will learn many more tricks. I don't know any tricks, just how to spin around.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
I hope you will not have to use a muzzle! I am not agressive with dogs. Sometimes I am agressive with people! Maybe this is because I feel bad vibes!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Poor Pacco. I hope your nose gets better soon. I dont think you mean it

~ Girl girl

Simba said...

oh your poor nose. Hope it is ok.

Simba xx

Mack said...

Yes, it is indeed a beautiful nose - just like the rest of you!
Hope it has healed properly by now though!

Sometimes I get really aggressive too! Mom gets sooo mad, but I just have to remind her what a he-dog I am!

Xsara ... said...

First of all: thank you for participating :) I'm sorry about your nose but I think your mrs Owner will get super mad if you make any revenge plans!

Gussie said...

Pacco, hope you can restrain yourself enough to avoid the muzzle. Hope the nose is getting better. At least you have some cool tricks; we've added yours to our blog. Jake n Gus

Lacy said...

woofies Pacco, me hopes u nose iz ok and not hurting to iz a smaller doggy wood u b fiesty wiff me too...only trick me nos is how to steal my daddys chair when he gits out of it...

b safe,

Ferndoggle said...

Mom says they call us bitches for a reason. Humpf!


Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Awh Pacco you always have a beeuutiful nose to us k? Us Females jus have that extra instinct do why do we get a bad rap?


Deefor said...

I get too growly and nippy at times. Usually with giant dogs. That's why my owner is growling at me. I'm working on it but sometimes I can't help it.


p.s. Hope your nose is better