Good morning, Friends! First snow!
An update on Elvis! Our interaction progresses.
I continue to give him Ttouches, and rubs all over, touching under the belly, down the butt, front and back of legs and reaching up towards the ears, which he is a little shy still.
I’ve taken his rope halter and rubbed it all over him.
Very good with that. I’ve introduced the grooming brush. He’s good with that.
When I hang out with non-demanding time, building some of that in so I’m not asking anything of him every time, he says hello with his nose, once, maybe twice.
When I feed pans through the fence, he sticks his face through and blows on my neck. I’m in love!
When I brought Smokey home from clinic, he stayed at the gate and hung there for a few minutes! Smokey had ambled off.
It’s gratifying to see the small and steady improvements and his interaction growing!
I have a soft and short “get down” rope that I played with him yesterday, rubbing him with it, putting it around his neck, just played for a few minutes. I ordered a size up on a halter and am waiting for delivery. I use a lot of approach and retreat, and I love on Smokey and Whiskey for good examples.
I look forward to progressing, it is a fun and gratifying journey! I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!
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