Yikes, if you thought Batman was hard on his human assistants ... poor Ace!
But remember, Batman and Robin are not Perfectly Ordinary Americans.
Perfectly Ordinary Americans do not hit dogs. With a sock to the jaw. While making jokes.
People like that grow up to become serial killers, Batman.
FYI, readers, a bit of advice from a dog professional. If you are in an altercation with a violent dog, trying to sock him in the jaw makes about as much sense as putting your hand into a garbage disposal. A dog's reaction time is much faster than yours, and it will simply shred your fist with clamp-like jaws that are lined with 42 nearly unbreakable bonecrushing arrowheads and that can exert the same amount of pressure as that within a locomotive's steam engine ... in some cases, more.
Then you will be the one saying "e-e-e-yipe", at least until you pass out from pain, at which point the dog will crush your trachea, then start eating all your soft parts.
Be good to dogs, folks.