Before you purchase two yes two donkeys! Never make a donkey live without another donkey. Please do your homework to ensure you understand how to feed, trim the hooves, vet check, teeth, parasite control, exercise and train your donkey.
Training a donkey is nothing like training a horse. We highly suggest our video on demand now available on your smart phone or any electronic device. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm Train the owner video 101 series the most important training of all. This video set of 19 videos with a 5 page PDF will teach you why you are the best trainer for your donkey and how to be a leader not a bully, NEVER A TREAT DISPENSER.
Donkeys are the desert equine requiring a serious diet. Additionally, donkeys are deep thinkers, stoic and are not flight equine Usually. This does not mean your donkey cannot spook as all humans and animals can have fear. Most donkeys stop and think when scared. Once you learn the warning signs of fear in your donkey and relaxation you will be prepared to train your donkey.
The Extroverted donkey will test you as a leader. This donkey can lock up when in fear too, not move the feet and then watch out.
The Introverted donkey will not move their feet, be slower to respond and when stressed lay down.
Best to have a plan before attempting to train a donkey. Why? Donkeys are really smart.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC