Originally Posted by telly
I would have to disagree in a way with some of the other comments, he will get used to his new partner in time. But he has to respect you and know where you are taking him is a good place to go, make it hard on him to want to stay in his pasture. He will figure it out but make him work if he wants to run from you let him run chase him soon coming to you will be way easier, if he still doesn't want to leave the pasture take a longe line with you and longe him do this till he decides that it is easier to go with you. I do not know the size of the pasture or the whole situation but letting him get away with what he is doing won't work out, that's forsure!
Telly, BTW, appropriate punctuation will make reading & making sense of your posts a lot easier for people.
I don't see where anyone above as advocated 'letting him get away with it' as such. But I just see his behaviour as communication, not 'disobedience' or such. My interpretation of the term 'respect' means that it cannot be forced - you can't *make* someone respect you, it's not a question that anyone 'should' or 'have to' respect you, only that you can work towards **earning** someone's respect. I also think that respect comes part & parcel with trust and understanding - if you don't have those first, you won't get respect either.
Anyway, just me being pedantic about mindset issues I suppose... Good to hear your further information & progress paint. Sounds likely it'll all be rosey again very shortly!