Post by maggiesherd on Apr 17, 2007 19:20:19 GMT -5
Maggie is becoming more and more stubborn when she doesn't want to go back to the pasture. She dropped herself to the ground and was literally dragged by my husband for a few feet all because she wanted to stay in the other pasture. She is getting bigger and of course I can't drag her. She had handled the halter and lead when she was smaller but has learned that I can't move her if she doesn't want to go. What treat can I offer her to coax her? She is laying her ears back and refusing to budge. It's making me sad that she is becoming so stubborn. She isn't having any grains. I led her with alfalfa cubes and that worked o.k. one step at a time. Any other ideas? Thanks, Carol
I wouldn't bribe. She's misbehaving and challenging you- she doesn't need a reward and it will just make her more stubborn if she thinks she'll get a treat every time she refuses to move. I would work on her halter training. When my calves would refuse to move I would hold their heads up high and circle them tightly for a few turns, then try walking forwards again. After a few rounds they realized it was walk nicely or be spun unpleasantly.
Isabelle, 16 year old Guernsey cow
Clovis, Jersey steer born 6/2/2012
I agree - treats are for rewarding good behavior. The last thing you want to do is reward bad behavior.
In a situation like this, I use a halter with a chain shank under the chin for training. And do work on the circles as Claire described. You can't make her move forward, but you can pull her off balance to the side and make her move.
Tig - 3/4 Jersey 1/4 Dexter 11 yr
Lucy (aka "Lucifer") Guernsey 10 yr
Pepper-Angus/Dexter/Jersey 6 yr
Mocha (aka Crazy Cow) 5 yr
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