Teaching a baby to tie
I don't know if I should start another post, but what is the best way to teach a baby to tie without risk her getting hurt? I have tied her, but the way I do it is I loop the rope around a bunch of times without actually tying it. If she starts to pull back, it gives me enough time to grab the rope before it comes all unwound. Or, if I have someone to help, I wrap the rope one time and then have the person hold the end of the rope while I pick up her feet or whatever it is want to do. If she pulls back, they can let out a little slack and then gather it back up when she settles. I'm afraid to really tie her because if she spooks and panics, then what? Can't she break her neck?
This is our first baby, so we're still learning. She is trained to lead, bathe (without being tied - she loves the water), gets in the trailer with no problems, can clip her muzzle but NOT her ears, can pick up her feet. She is almost 5 months.