Thursday, May 28, 2009

I only had a few minutes with Zaz today but he made me so happy! I went in and asked him to "c'mere" using the appropriate body language and after a little maneuvering he followed me real nicely around the round pen. He definitely retained what he learned yesterday. Now that his feet are unstuck and he's making the choice to be with me (instead of me making him with a lead rope) I'm hoping his mind will start to unstick and he'll become more accepting of people and their strange ways. We spent some time just standing together, him sniffing me and real relaxed about checking me out. That was all he had to do today, and it was a real positive experience for us both.

2 comments:

Kate said...

Zaz sounds like he's pretty smart - it's fun reading about your work with him.

Linda said...

Congratulations! What a major step!