This week, we continued to work on Desensitizing to the Lead Rope, Yielding the HQ Stage 1, Yielding the FQ, Flexing, & Lunging Stage 1. I also introduced Desensitizing to the Stick & String & the Sending Exercise. Right now, a lot of what I'm focused on is furthering his softness & responsiveness, along with establishing some personal space for both of us. The roan that Jasper was picking on across the fence last week is now the one he's glued at the hip with - like a bunch of kids during the first week of school.
Next week, we'll continue working on these exercises while also introducing Lunging Stage 2, Backing Up, & Circle Driving. I hope to also get into the round pen with the cooler weather.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.
I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.