Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Keep in mind, even for small animals, unless you're a big farm girl like me, you often aren't going to get far trying to use brute strength. The "come along" rope around the butt usually gives you the leverage you need, but if he's still being stubborn, crank his head to the side instead of trying to pull straight. The idea is to MAKE his feet keep moving, and he loses all his bodily strength when you crank his nose to his hip - eventually, he HAS to move, even if it's to stagger sideways. If he refuses to move forward, just keep tipping him in a circle so he learns he HAS to move when pressure is applied.
When I'm teaching a youngster to lead who hasn't been handled much or trained, I usually end up moving more from side to side then I do forward. I will stand at their head and ask them to move forward and if they refuse, I will tip their head to the side to force a "stagger step". After each "stagger step" I will ask for forward movement. They get praised when they step forward, and more "stagger steps" when they refuse.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.