This worked brilliantly within only a couple of days. I think he quickly learnt that once he wasnt out there we were his only source of food etc and he had to rely on us. A week went by and he was doing well and then he started to get cranky with being in his yard all the time even though he was either being ridden out or taken for a walk out every day.
So after a week and a half I decided to let him out for the day and bam, straight back to his disrespect, cranky pants ways. So he came in...got cranky...let him out...got cranky...and so on. I don't want to leave him in the yard but it seems to be getting more response from him than putting him out which makes him super alpha male.
We are still working on some frank bell stuff for respect/bonding etc but he is taking a while to pick all this up.
What is everyone elses thoughts on my situation?