The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® proudly presents a free educational video “Bringing Your Donkey Home”
1.Have a Plan
- Donkey Meets Human
- Pair Them Up
- Touching Donkey
- Gates and Locks
- Vet & Farrier it’s a Team
- Emergency Preparedness
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The most important information I can share with you is this;
Donkeys are seriously deep thinkers. Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys were created to survive on very little protein, sugar and hard dry ground. The desert does not have shelter to run and hide from the predator, trees etc., Donkeys learned how to think and problem solve to survive.
Donkeys meet a human and determine the human is
- A Treat Dispenser – I can teach this human to do what I want to do
- A bully or abuser – I will never partner up with this human, never trust this human. NEVER.
- A fair leader. I will follow this human and I will bond to this human for life. Donkeys have photographic memories.
The donkey is not as fast as the horse to out-run the predator, this makes the donkey interesting to train. Donkeys will never do anything they think is not safe ever. We humans may know something is safe but our donkey will need to trust us first. Second the donkey must determine everything we introduce is safe, halter, trailer, person, place and experience is safe. This is what I call “ON DONKEY TIME”, as donkeys can get a bit pokey and even stop or lay down.
Donkeys hooves are shaped different from the horse to live in the rocks and desert. Donkeys live all over the world. Donkeys hooves to not do well in wet conditions. The hoof gets soft and is prone to infection and abscesses.
Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 E-TRAINING Series trains the owner or caretaker to train the donkey. This is an essential tool for the human as most humans get in a hurry. The donkey will slow way down when they feel the emotions of the human getting stressed. Learning the behavior of the donkey and our donkey halter/lead line with stick and string to touch the donkey will speed up your training time.
Thank you for taking the time to learn the unique behavior of the most humble and exotic desert equine the donkey!
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Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course!
Donkey 101 contains 19 Videos with over 1 hour of training content by trainer
Melody Johnson and a 6 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.The Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series Curriculum is listed below:
Donkey Whisperer Farm is proud to announce Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course, the first in a series of online training courses By Trainer Melody Johnson. Donkey 101 teaches the fundamentals of resistance-free, natural training for you and your donkey. We offer a holistic training approach that includes insight and guidance into donkey psychology, emotion and behavior. Donkey 101 focuses on unique and proven techniques that train you, the owner, to train your donkey so you and your donkey enjoy a balanced, positive and rewarding relationship. Donkey 101 includes 19 instructional videos and a PDF addressing the topics below. You own lifetime access to your videos!
ALL FOR JUST $59.99!
A Small Training Area
On Donkey Time
Three Second Rule
Your Donkey Catches You
Walk-On and Whoa
You are the Leader!
||How to Ground Tie
Going in and out of Stalls
Introverts and Extroverts
Walk-On, Whoa and Back Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk
We recommend each Course participant purchase a Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halter. Our rope halters are made in the USA with high quality yacht rope. Visit our ONLINE STORE to purchase your rope halter and the Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course.
Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 101 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series. You own lifetime access to your video 101 Online Training Course. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.
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Donkey 102 contains 16 Videos with over 3 hours of training content by trainer Melody Johnson, our new DWF Training Tool Stick and String and an 11 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.
The Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series Curriculum is listed below:
We are proud to announce our new Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series now available to all students who have purchased and practiced our Donkey 101 Online Training Course. Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series is for intermediate students and takes an in-depth look into donkey personality, herd mentality, the rescued and traumatized donkey, how to pick up the front and back feet and various other problem solving techniques.
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series also launches our new Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool a high quality, ergonomically designed fiberglass stick and string for desensitizing and working intimately with your donkey. It is a mandatory tool for training your donkey to pick up his/her front and back feet and for addressing behavioral issues such as, pushing, crowding, bullying and refusing to come and lead. The DWF Training Tool Stick and String is mandatory in Donkey 102 and is the key to being a Fair Leader and building a foundation of trust and respect with your donkey.
Each Donkey 102 E-training Video Series includes our Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Miniature Donkey please purchase the course with the 3ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Standard/Mammoth Donkey please purchase the course with the 4ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. Our DWF Training Tool Stick and String comes in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. Each donkey 102 E-Training Video Series also includes an 11 page PDF with step by step bullet points for you to refer to as you view the training videos.
Both Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series teaches YOU to train your donkey. A third party trainer cannot help your donkey. Only you can train your donkey because you are the one who is caring for your donkey, sharing life with your donkey and building a strong foundation of trust and respect with your donkey. A third party trainer may gain the respect of your donkey, but he/she comes and goes. As the owner and caretaker, you don’t come and go. You are your donkey’s polestar, so it is you that must gain your donkey’s respect, it is you that must become your donkey’s Fair Leader.
We hope you will take the next step in building a partnership with your donkey. Our vision at the Donkey Whisperer Farm is to teach you, the owner/caretaker, to train your donkey and to provide the tools and education to better the life of your donkey. A large percentage of donkeys that end up at shelters, auctions and slaughter houses have been abandoned because they were difficult to handle or could not be trained.
Our vision is that EVERY donkey find its forever home. Our prayer is that your donkey stays with you forever.
Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. Your DWF Training Tool Stick and String
will arrive separately in the mail. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 102 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series. Please add email@example.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.
2. Making a Commitment to Your Donkey
3. Knowing the Signs of Stress and Fear in Your Donkey
4. Donkey Personality: Introvert or Extrovert?
5. Understanding Herd Mentality
6. The Rescued or Traumatized Donkey
7. Endorphins Versus Pain
8. Teaching Your Donkey to Tie and Stand
|9. Preparing Your Donkey for the Farrier/Veterinarian
10. Blanketing Your Donkey
11. The New DWF Training Tool Stick and String
12. When Your Donkey Does Not Respect You as a Leader
13. Picking Up Your Donkey’s Front Feet
14. Picking Up Your Donkey’s Back Feet
15. Having Fun with Games and Obstacles
16. Conclusion: Your Donkey is Waiting For You!
Our Donkeys and horses love to meet people, it’s simply a blessing for all. The Donkey Whisperer Farm is a working farm as we grow and sell hay. 2019 we hope to plant our hay to feed to the donkeys and horses, alfalfa free and low in sugar and protein.
Last week a student of the Donkey Whisperer Farm came to visit the farm. She was taking notes to build her donkey farm. How do I control the diet? How do I keep their hooves dry while living in the damp Pacific Northwest. Keep the water warm, hose warm, fences on the Donkey Whisperer Farm, exterior and interior. We discussed how mini donkeys can escape so easily and well any size donkey. Excellent fences, gates and locks are must when caring for donkeys. Donkeys are visual learners. Less of a flight equine than the horse.
We discussed giving our donkeys a bath each and every summer. This is really important as donkeys have thick fur, the dirt and gunk gets into the skin. Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 E-VIDEO Training Series teaches the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. Our new stick and string for the mini donkey and standard or Mammoth donkey is a training aide. Never stick your head in the kick zone until your donkey is trained to pick up the foot. I teach my students to teach the donkey to pick up the foot when the word foot is said to the donkey. Its that easy.
All animals know when people love animals or not. Donkeys are skilled in a matter of seconds with humans and predators two and four-legged. Can you see what our donkeys thought of our friend and visitor Jill?
If you are visiting the Pacific Northwest in 2019 let us know. We will do our best to give you a farm tour. We grow our own hay, summers can get a bit busy. A little planning makes everything run smoothly.