*Note to self: always ensure a new dog has a martingale collar with the added security of a slip leash before exiting their vehicle.*
As A. secured the paperwork, I walked/pulled Howie around to the back of the house into the pen. He has a well strawed large Igloo there, fresh water and his own space..... as long as he needs it.
This afternoon, while the other dogs were eating and after Howie had eaten, I put another slip leash on him, asking him to come out of the Igloo and pen to the yard. He wasn't sure but he came with me, bucking a bit. I went where he seem comfortable, then removed the slip leash. Howie went back to his Igloo, his safe place.
|Howie's "barn" - as in "running back to the barn" - safe place|
|Howie exploring the back yard|
|There's a lot of yard to explore|