Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yelling at Momma


Video evidence that Momma is just no fun during training time. When she asks me to do something I don't like, I go in for the body slam. Pity that she has learned to avoid my Relentlessly Huge assaults. 

Not to mention that she has so many rules about when to get a cookie for retrieving. 

The Mango is NOT a labradoink. Sheesh!





Mango Man! Oh yeah!

37 comments:

Sankissjuice said...

That expression on your face is just hilarious. Well, the spin was spot on!!! My dog can't retrieve either. Must be a smart dog thingy.

I'll be back,
Sankissjuice

Sam and Pippen said...

Your momma is crazy... that was a most awesome retrieve! We totally get that you dropped it so you could do some momma training too!

Sam and Pippen

Bouncing Bertie said...

I totally don't see what is wrong with the premature drop Mango. I do it all the time.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

wrigglebutts.com said...

Mom does the same thing, Mango! No treats unless i put the ball in her hand... I need to learn your tricks. And perhaps grow a leetle..

Gummi

Painter Pack said...

We think your work was done wonderfully. I mean, how else does the mom get any exercise unless you make "her" retrieve the ball.

Painter Pack

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

You should have still got half a cookie for the partial retrieval of the tennis ball.

Gus said...

How can the Mango Mamma resist that face?? You would totally get your cookie for that one from our pushover!

mayziegal said...

You know, I've always heard that you should use pawsitive training when working with your human (they gets their feelings hurt SO easy) but I thinks sometimes they need a little tough love, don't you? Good job, Mango!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I just do NOT understand these Mommas. I mean REALLY What WAS her problem with that retrieve? You went after the ball. You picked it up. You came BACK ... as far as you wanted to. I see NO problem... except with your SELFISH Momma. She is prolly saving all the treats fur her lunch.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Mango, your Momma shou;d be happy ypu brought that ball even partway back. We don't do any retrieving here - if you want the ball, don't throw it away in the first place - that's our thinking.

Good to see you out enjoying that beautiful yard.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

jen said...

Haha! I love the way the ball just falls out of your mouth halfway! Body slams happen here too, always look for the sign!

harrispen said...

You tell your momma Mango! She should give you a treat just for being the Mango!

Cindy

The Army of Four said...

But ... but that Sad Eyes Look right before the body slam ... how can she RESIST?!?!?
Play bows,
Zim

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Do you think the dumb hoomans will ever realize we are actually just training them?

The Boston Lady said...

You tell her Mango! Her unreasonable demands must be challenged and you are the one to do it! Your looking good RH! Ann TBL

Reuben said...

No cookie for a partial retrieve? What an unfairness! I likes how you tried to get the cookie yourself at the end. That was the correct thing to do.

Love,
Reuben

Two French Bulldogs said...

Did your stink eye work?
Benny & Lily

garthriley said...

You are so funny Mango!!!! We love your wookie sounds!

Shawn said...

OMD, Mr. Mango..that was the best stink eye we've seen in a loooooong time!! Hilarious video, Mom is still laughing!!

Your Furiend,
Winston

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh dear...Mango, I think she's abusing you!!! You clearly carried that ball "most" of the way! And I'm certain I heard you say "No!" when asked to spin. With all your medicines and issues lifting your bottom, your momma is not being kind!

Still, with your body slamming skills, I doubt blogville needs to plan an intervention!

Niamh said...

There is even a fancy term for what your momma is doing to you. It is called "raising criteria" and we think it was invented to frustrate dogs. If it was good enough to get a cookie yesterday, why isn't good enough for a cookie today? These people are never satisfied! We thought you made an excellent case for a more generous reinforcement schedule.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Berts Blog said...

Mango Due, I know, what is with these humans trhowing a ball, then expecting us to go get it and then when we DO bring it back to they, they throw it away again.

I mean Seriously.........

Seriously

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

How are you supposed to eat your cookie if you have a tennis ball in your mouth? I mean, that could be a safety issue with a mouth as large as yours. Safety First, and the DOH is punishing you for it. *sheesh* I would totally complain. BTW, Abby does the premature drop when she's tired. Two premature drops, and Mom calls it a day. I call Abby lazy! You, on the other hand, are just being practical, as we don't get cookies for retrieving something. Apparently it has to do with us being half retriever.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Sue said...

Our Mom gets mad when we body slam her. I bet you could knock her right off her feet. Well done!
Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

Maggie Mae said...

Mango,

Halfway back is better than nuttin' I think you deserved dat cookie!

Your Buddy,
Max

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

What with the humans? They sure are a puzzle at times. I don't see what the problem is.
Oh, thanks for stopping by and leaving the mom birthday wishes for her special day!

Au and Target said...

Mango, you've got to be tougher when training your mummy. Don't let her give you a treat until she's retrieved the ball!

Jeanne Pursell said...

LOVE this! Mango! Your expressions are GREAT!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Moose said...

BOL! I need to learn some of those moves... When the snacks don't come I just try all my other tricks and it's exhausting! The other night I did get annoyed and walked away to get a toy... Dut that just made momma giggle! Not the desired effect!

scotsmad said...

Definitely UNFAIR! Love the body slam manoeuvre, Mango.

"XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Wild Dingo said...

Omd! I swear it was like i was watching Retardo Montelban! Are you sure you are not simese twins?

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Jed has a similar approach when he wants something from mama: the Big Stare, then the Big Voice. Doesn't always work for him, either. But he is dogged in his determination that mama is trainable.

Jed & Abby

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Awww Mom?

Kitty+Coco said...

Good Lawd you parents are stingy with the cookies. I would be frustrated too Mango. I like to sidle up to Mom's head (really close) and give a high pitched loud squeaky bark right in the ol' ear drum.

Kitty+Coco

Roo said...

Heh heh heh I just Luved that :) Thinkin the body slam might have knocked a treat or two loose Mango. Something to ponder pal ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

meatball said...

Dear Mango,
I totally feel your pain buddy. If they wanted the ball, why did they throw it in the first place. If they want it, they should go get it and not take it out on you.
-Meatball

sp said...

i'm keeping this video away from carlos lest he picks up better technique! also, i wouldn't want him to find out i use words like 'lest' (that would DEFINITELY be a body slamming offense)