Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Tiny, that video is awesome - very similar principles and techniques to the respect training I apply with Brock. If he's not willing to follow or is showing aggression when I move into his space, I chase him off for a bit. Then I come up to him, rub his nose, and turn around and walk away (his invitation to follow). If he doesn't follow, I chase again. If he does follow, I start testing him out by asking him to walk and stop on my cue. If he starts getting ahead of me and putting his nose past my shoulder I chase him off again then ask for a more polite follow. The first time I did this was in a dressage arena and it took 40 mins and a lot of sweat on my part to get him following me anywhere I wanted - now it takes less than 10 in the paddock, I barely need to move at all and never break into a run, and it only needs to be done because I don't see him on a regular basis and he pretends to forget who's boss lol.