To Stop

I ask Zum to go forward and before he gets too excited, I take the slack out of the lungeline, putting tension on it and I ask Zum to stop. I wait for Zum’s feet to slow down and then stop. There is a difference between a relax and a stop. Once his nose is turned towards me, his neck muscles relax and Zum stops, I release pressure on the lungeline. This lets Zum know that he did what I wanted. I give him a moment to stand and then I ask him to move forward again. I keep him moving and then I ask him to stop again. This teaches Zum to calm down.