|Barked: Thu Feb 16, '12 9:55am PST |
Few months ago, Rufio had a very ugly fly off a teeter, since then he has been petrified!
Over the course of the past couple months I have tried various ways to help him overcome his fear, but he is not budging. Here are ways I have tried to help him overcome, and 3 months later, still not working, zero progress
-lowered the teeter to being almost on the ground with few inches of teeter off the ground. Rufio has NO problem with this. But as soon as I raise it to a higher then about 8 inches Rufio refuses to go beyond the teeter tipping point.
-I have tried lurring him with treats, not letting him step off till he gets to the tipping point- no budging. He will not go beyond the tipping point..only way he will get past it is if I physically force him to do it. And yes I have stood there waiting for him to go beyond the point for a very long time, he will not move.
-I have tried picking him up and putting him a little past or at the tipping point so he has no choice but to get to the end, he will very hesitantly do it but only because the gravity forces him to teeter.
Basically I have tried each of these over a course of few weeks and he will just not go past the tipping point (middle of teeter) at all. He is very stubborn, he won't even do it for any food (I have tried to bribe him with everything from his beloved chicken to even sardines that he goes bananas for).
I'm extremely frustrated because it just seems like we are doing zero progress
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