And to add - I mentioned the episode to his previous owner in an email I had already been planning to send her, and her response was that if he had only done it today and once back in June than I was doing something right, because he did it every week with her. Apparently that is why she used nylon halters, because she was tired of the rope halters not breaking.
So does that point to training then?
Also, I have tried the "just looping the lead rope around" method before, and he pulls his head up and down until it loosens enough for him to do whatever it is he is wanting to do besides standing tied. Which means i had to go and get him every 3 minutes and re loop it. I stopped doing that because I was afraid it would feed into his desire to freak out in case he was doing it just to test his luck and see if he could get free.
Last edited by DriftingShadow; 01-02-2013 at 10:54 PM.
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