Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
I can completely accept that he's claustrophobic, as long as he gives me alternatives to work with. He doesnt like being tied, but he stands perfectly well for ground tying, so I just won't tie him. Right now though there really is no good way to get his halter on to bring him out of his stall, without luring him with hay. I think I might start trying to clicker train him so that he puts his head out over the door, and I can do it that way, and then work on the next step which is just stepping into his stall without him freezing up. I just started a new (but possibly short lived) job, so I'll buy a bag of treats and see how it goes.