Thursday, April 23, 2015

23rd April, 2015 A Romantic Dina Date

Tonight David and I had a date with Dina, each taking it in turns to handle her feet and prepare her for the farrier. She's fine with women but up until now has had to be sedated for the farrier even though he is only trimming her feet and not shoeing them. Apparently she gave one man a very nasty kick.

When clicker training worked so well in persuading her to be caught each time, every time, I persuaded Sarah to give it a try for foot handling too. With one session and then Sarah practising day in day out wearing Guy's old (but freshly smoked!) chaps, Dina has become more and more relaxed. Tonight was a real non-event. Next step appointment with the farrier.