Sonny is great at leg-yielding, but lately I've noticed that he isn't doing it as willingly as he did before.
I don't have him over do it. I'll have him take 4 steps in both directions maybe once a week, just mainly as a refresher so he doesn't forget.
I stopped him in the middle of the arena, and had him leg-yield to the left. Once he did 4 steps..I stopped, and prasied him up, telling him he was a good boy, etc. Then when I asked him to do it to the right side, he'd just back up, do circles...everything BUT leg-yielding to that side.
I kept asking, and asking...not wanting to give him...and finally he did do it, but after a long time.
What can I do to help him leg-yield to the right side easier? I have no idea why he was giving up such a fight.
Any ideas or suggestions?