Thankfully the dogs came back the next day. I still had the food setup the same way as yesterday. Once the dogs approached and went inside, I was able to close the entrance to the dog pen. The dogs were kind of oblivious to what was going on, as I’m sure that they had never been in such an enclosure before.
This worked out exactly as I had planned. I was now able to freely play with the dogs and build their trust without the threat of the dogs running away.
After playing with them for a few hours, they were tired out. I was able to put collars and leashes around them. This was probably the first time that either of them had ever been on a leash.
Needless to say they were very confused as to what was going on.
However, as Cesar Milan says, if you establish yourself as the pack leader, all dogs will follow you. This worked wonders.
I was now able to walk the dogs around the hotel without much of a problem.
I had established an agreement with the hotel where I would be able to keep the dogs in my room while I ran my experiments.
Now that I had the dogs on a leash and inside, I would be able to further build my bond with them.
As I said earlier, this is going to help me build my relationship with all dogs in the area. From here I am going to also show Rwandan people that dogs are great companions and make lives infinitely better.
Just think about when bad things have happened to you in your life… have you often gone home to your dog and held them tight? It makes you feel better, right? No difference to Rwandan people. They just needed to see that for themselves.