Cast - Me (Mum), Daughter
Starring - Hamish & Sherman
|Kayjay, Sherman and Hamish sharing the treat bucket|
|Sherman - I really don't like this!|
Hamish wasn't as compliant today, he really resents wearing the halter, and this is when his spitting and rubbing his face against the ground behaviour kicks in. I just let him get it all out of his system, which took about 10 minutes. If we had appropriate behaviour yesterday, I wasn't going to stop until it was displayed again today. He kept cushing, so I would say 'up', and then if he didn't I touched his back near his tail saying 'up', and if that didn't work, I grabbed his fleece and pulled him saying 'up'. After a few times he stood on either the verbal command alone, or the verbal with the touch. When he finally stood still, we were able to walk a few steps like yesterday. What a good boy!
Maybe our difficulty is that the boys haven't been handled previous to our purchase of them, and I have read that halter training can start at 5 weeks! If this is the case, then we have a long way ahead of us! :)