Educational,  Greater Goodness,  Post,  Session

Casper Day 2 & 3

Casper Day 2
Building trust one step at a time. He came right up to me first thing and bumped his nose to my hand in a clear Mutual Greeting! Lots of Mirroring – I filled what he did, where he went and in turn he followed me too. He met my dogs – all is well with that. Did I mention this guy is amazing?

Casper Day 3
This time Casper met my cat and revisited the dogs. We started off with just uncovering his hay. I went out several hours later and gave him his morning meal, with cut pieces of carrots and I brought a jolly ball. We started off clicker treating – touch the ball and get a carrot. The reasoning is – to play with me – get close to his face, take a treat from my hand. He is so polite… More play, More mirroring… I asked several times if he would allow me to remove his halter. No…
This evening I took him a bucket of water, and asked to remove his halter. He stood still, looked left, looked right, looked left and stood there, I touched the halter, he was uncertain, but I touched the strap, he stood still, I undid the strap and took the halter off… No treats, No Coercion, No Compliance – just trust… Magical…

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