Thursday, April 3, 2008

Senate - Day 3

We went out to work with Senate today. It was a much more successful day. I caught her instantly and we got the halter on her and took her to our training spot. She only freaked out for about a minute before settling down. She actually feel asleep! Brisket is the black dog you see, she is old and very calm and helped us calm Senate down. I think Senate could feel the calm energy coming off the dog.

Skinny Puppy also decided to come help, but Skinny Puppy does NOT have calm energy. Luckily, she got bored quickly and went on her way.

After having so much success with Senate, Logan decided to try to walk her on the lead. That went pretty well, Logan was able to keep her moving but keep her from running. It is a good start. That gate in the background is where we are tying Senate up to work with her.
Here is the promised picture of the speckly lamb. Isn't it pretty? This one is for you Twinville.
And the piglets have grown so much! But they are still friendly.

9 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow! Great progress in a very short time. Logan should be very proud. This is such a wonderful experience you are giving him!!

seasonseatingsfarm said...

I'm very impressed with the great progress! Keep up the good work Logan!

linda m said...

Logan looks like he is working very well with Senate. The lamb seems to really like Logan, but then who wouldn't. Keep up the good work, Logan!

farm mom said...

He's doing such a great job! This must be doing so much for his confidence.

Pichinde said...

I'm very impressed with Logan. It takes a lot of patience to calm and train a baby animal. Last year with my baby goats I had to step in a few times when my cousin's kids - same age as Logan - would lose it and start screaming at the babies and jerking the rope really hard. They needed to learn patience and kindness more than the babies needed to learn to walk on a rope.

The imprint training seems to have done the trick on my goats - I'm so very happy about it. I'm not sure how well it would work in a "Senate situation" though since you don't know which lamb you want to halter train until they're a bit older and imprint training is at birth...

Something to think about, anyway.

Sarah

Kathryn and Ari said...

I think Logan is a natural at this! It's so much fun to watch his progress.

Erikka said...

senate is the cutest thing! i want one. :)

Twinville said...

I just had a feeling that Senate would come around with Logan's loving and patient touch. Now that's a boy with the 'animal connection'.
I could not be happier for Senate and Logan.

And thank you for thinking of me and posting the adorable spotted lamb photo. I do believe I'm in love...and did you see the smile on that Ewe's face? Cute!

Christy said...

He is doing so great with her! Patience goes a long way with animals. Erikka, I want one too! They are adorable. At least I can go out and cuddle them a few times a week.