Donkey Care


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Donkeys Evolved From The Desert – COLIC IS LIFE THREATING


DONKEYS EVOLVED FROM THE DESERT – LEARN HOW TO FEED YOUR DONKEY AND KEEP YOUR DONKEY HEALTHY

Donkeys are stoic meaning “Donkeys will not show pain until it is too late.” You must call the vet asap when a donkey is sick. Death comes quickly as the donkey has not shown how sick her or she is. Pick up the poop every day and compost. This way you know how much your donkey is pooping. It is vital to the health and life of your donkey to be alert to your donkeys personality, behavior and life patterns of eating and pooping.

Make sure your neighbors are not feeding your donkey. DONKEYS DIE FROM BEING FED THE WRONG FOODS OR TOO MUCH FOOD OR WOOD, BARK ETC.,

Move the fence and pasture away from people throwing food. Grass clippings, apples, bread etc., can kill your donkey quick.

What are the signs of Colic in a donkey?

Donkeys eyes looked glazed over, head may be low and your donkey looks sick. Or head is moving constantly.

Donkey is refusing to eat and is not acting like his normal behavior off all alone. Not interacting with the rest of the herd or you!

Donkey is pawing, rolling and not stopping this behavior. Some donkeys will roll and paw when bored but this stops quickly. If you see this happening over and over it is time to call the vet. Donkeys die from colic quickly.

Donkey can be shaking

Sweating. A donkey that is sweating is sick and needs a vet asap

Has not pooped. Donkeys should be pooping and urinating often

Donkey refuses to drink or eat. Donkeys love to eat. We must not let a donkey over eat.

Donkey is breathing really fast, check the heart rate

Gums are bright red

What is colic?

Colic is a symptom rather than a disease, and defined as abdominal pain. Colic can be the direct cause of the following issues:

Change of diet – Can not poop. Or blockages meaning food is not being digested, gas

Donkeys  can be cramping and spasming.

Parasites

Pancreatitis

The gut has twisted

Ulcers in the stomach

God bless you and your family two and four-legged!

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Fall Is Time To Reflect


The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® has had a year of milestones! Truly blessing after blessing as we prayed, planned and worked really hard on each project. Our little farm business has been building custom fit donkey, mule, pony, and even Zonk halter/lead lines hand made with soft yacht rope worldwide. We now sell riding reins .

 The big news! The Donkey Whisperer Farm Donkey Miniature and Burro Mammoth, or mule fiberglass stick and string to touch your donkey not hit your donkey. I designed each stick and string to be a perfect training tool. The tip is leather not rubber. Rubber pulls the hair on the donkey defeating the goal of teaching the donkey to trust the human. Each stick and string is hand made in the U.S.A. When you purchase from the Donkey Whisperer Farm you can expect quality 100% of the time in combination with outstanding customer service. We provide only the best for you and 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.

We are selling these training tools with Donkey 102 worldwide. Donkey 101 E-VIDEO Series and now Donkey 102 E- VIDEO Series is selling worldwide. People who own donkeys can learn how to train the donkey and take me Melody Johnson to the farm via any smart device. This is a GOD accomplishment. I train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey worldwide using resistance free methods. Never abuse.

Select Donkey Whisperer Farm to take a look at what we are doing for the donkeys living in our world and the people who own them and care for them.

2019 we watched our privacy trees grow before our eyes. We are excited to have privacy and very soon. Moving into a farm field with no privacy has been a challenge. The beautiful trees love the sunshine and our irrigation water from the Dungeness river. God is amazing.

We became registered with the Federal Government; 

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So many farm projects and the animals well they give us the strength and motivation to keep working and pressing forward. Farm life is hard work. Rewarding and emotionally challenging. Winter may seem like a time to rest for most people, working with equine is a full-time job, 12 months a year and twenty-four hours a day. We love the farm life, not for everyone but for us this is a gift as life is fragile and precious. We know we will never get this day back again. The animals need full-time care, hooves need even more attention as the wet weather brings challenges.

The donkeys, horses, dogs and kitty are all doing great. 2019 has been a wonderful year full of milestones. We are now putting up our hay ourselves. Watching the hay leave our farm we grow and work so hard to get baled has been really hard. Donkeys cannot eat alfalfa hay without getting obese and sick. 

2019 We Created A New Free Video “Bringing Your Donkey Home” 

2020 GOD willing we will have 100% orchard hay testing in below 10% sugar to put in our barn. Low sugar/protein hay has become really expensive in the Pacific Northwest. We are excited to start production of this healthy hay beginning with our donkeys and horses.

Take a virtual tour around the Donkey Whisperer Farm. Enjoy!

 

Our Anatolian Shepherds “LIVESTOCK GUARDING DOGS” are busy taking care of the farm.

God Bless You And Your Family Two And Four-Legged!

Hoof Abscess


Rio our Mammoth donkey started limping last Sunday. Donkeys are stoic, by the time they show us they are in pain it is serious. We took Rio into the barn and began our hoof abscess program Select Donkey Hoof Abscess Video On Demand to purchase. Everything I teach in the Abscess Video was taught to me from our veterinarians. The video teaches the owner or caretaker how to get the donkey out of pain quickly. Our PDF booklet can be printed out to take shopping and get all the supplies for your farm.

Please be prepared. Please never let a hoof abscess heal on its own, your donkey, mule or horse needs your support and fast. Sadly, abscesses can cause laminitis in the other hoof from the weight pushed on it. Sadly, donkeys can die from an abscesses that was not treated quickly and properly. Rio is healing and walking really good in his boot. Donkeys must keep moving not working hard, but movement is vital to healing.

If you have soaked and poulticed your equines hoof for three days and nothing comes out (black gunk) on the pad. You must call the Vet! 

If we catch a hoof abscess quickly in most cases we can heal the hoof without cutting a hole out. Cutting the hole out should be done by a skilled vet not a farrier or trimmer. Make sure to ask the vet to x-ray so no guessing is done on where to cut the hole out of the hoof. The hoof takes one year to grow out. 

 

One Day The Wild Horses and Burros Will Be Extinct


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Let’s Play


JUST DO IT!

Play is an integral part of donkey health and welfare. Donkeys are extremely playful by nature and can be observed running, jumping, boxing and wrestling with each other when in a herd or when in a partnership.

Play is a vital component to donkey physical and mental health. As with human beings, play is important to the development of the muscle skeletal system including leg strength, joint flexibility, mobility and muscle development, including heart health.

Play also facilitates psychological and emotional health by releasing specific hormones and endorphins in the brain that encourage a feeling of well being, relaxation and even joy.

Here at Donkey Whisperer Farm each donkey is paired with at least one friend or more. No donkey is ever alone. We always encourage donkey owners and caretakers to have at least two donkeys for companionship. We encourage that you match up geldings to geldings and jennies to jennies. Geldings and jennies have a different way of interacting and playing and it is best that they are allowed to bond and play with a same sex partner.

If you only have one donkey, please encourage play by putting enrichment toys around their barn and paddock. Use slightly deflated soccer balls, equine toy balls, construction cones and black rubber feed trays. Please don’t use wood or metal objects. Many donkey owners make the mistake of letting their donkeys play with a stick or tree branches. Sticks and branches can be a favorite toy, but we have seen numerous emergency cases including chokes, splinters in the throat, impacted splinters in the teeth and eye injuries.

Be safe, have fun and lets play!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm 

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Never Clip The Whiskers Off A Horse, Donkey or Mule


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They’re HAIRS, not sensory organs. If they were truly connected to nerve endings, it would be painful to cut them.

They’re used much like a cat’s whiskers for spacial placing, but it’s simply not true it hurts, makes horses eat toxic plants, or causes mental distress to cut them off.

Cutting those hairs can lead to injuries as a result of horses failing to avoid obstacles near their faces. Because horse’s eyes are set on the side of their heads. they have a blind spot in front of and right under their noses. So, their whiskers act as a sort of “third eye” helping them to negotiate objects close to their noses, such as food, water and…

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Join ON DONKEY TIME FB Group


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Need a break from life?

Join our world-wide closed group for donkey, horse and mule owners and people who just dream or want to enjoy the pleasure they bring us. On Donkey Time ™ is our business logo Donkey Whisperer Farm ™ and how I teach you to relax and train your donkey.

I train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey internationally via Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand Series. Take Melody Johnson, Donkey Behavior Expert to the farm with you using any smart device.

Learn how to set your farm up for the desert equine. Fencing, shelter, diet and more.

Learn how to teach your donkey to catch you!

Teach your donkey to stand for the farrier pick up the feet.

Teach your donkey to follow you as a leader.

Rescue donkey training. Everything you want to know how to do is in Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand Series.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm sell Video Training, Healthcare series along with a written booklet a PDF explaining in detail donkey personality, behavior and signs of stress and relaxation. Learn how to train your donkey using words, timing the 3 second rule and how to stay ON DONKEY TIME ™.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm builds handmade soft yacht rope halter/lead lines for donkeys. Made to fit the donkey’s head not the horse. Pressure points on the noses and jaw are perfect. Our halters have a lifetime warranty. Each is made by hand in the U.S.A. I guarantee the halter will fit for the Miniature Donkey and the Standard or Burro size donkey. Our measurements are made to adjust on the donkey’s head. If the halter does not fit return and I will build you a custom fit halter. We ship worldwide!

Here is the link via https://www.facebook.com/groups/ONDONKEYTIME/

GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Behavior Expert
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Training Donkeys “Donkey Behavior by Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm”


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Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys have been on earth for at least 5000 years. Much longer than the horse.

If you want to learn how to train a donkey you must first stop and think about the donkeys evolution and environment. The desert! Donkeys ears are used to hear the predator and to wave the heat away. Donkeys can survive much hotter weather than they can severe cold. Donkeys cannot survive extreme cold with wind chill temperatures in the teens and below 0 without human intervention.

Many donkey owners think the donkey can eat like a horse and be trained like a horse. Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To be Trained, Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm. Horses can out-run the predator. The donkey must be able to think, feel, evaluate and set into motion a plan of action to survive. Yes! Donkeys can problem solve and think around any predator, human, place or thing.

Donkeys first and most frustrating survival gift is the ability to determine a predator or threat quickly. Next the donkey develops a plan of action to out think the predator or human. Donkeys train humans quickly! In a matter of seconds a donkey will determine if a human, object, place, animal or thing is safe. The donkey is seriously into self-preservation and he/she will use his/her brain to survive each and every time he/she feels threatened. If you are going to train a donkey you must learn to think like a donkey. SELF-PRESERVATION IS NUMBER 1 TO THE DONKEY.

Donkeys second survival gift is the ability to eat very little sugar and protein. In the desert there is not much to eat, the ability to survive once again depends on the donkeys metabolism. The desert does not have green grass, lush trees, leaves. The desert has rocks and is hot arid, dusty dry terrain. The hooves were shaped and created for the desert. Donkeys do not do well standing in wet conditions, the hooves like to stay dry.

Interested in learning donkey behavior?

Select Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video Training Series On Demand. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart device. Print out her booklet explaining donkeys behavior, signs of stress, relaxation, and personality. Yes donkeys have extroverted and introverted personalities just like people.

Endorphins a bite of a carrot a treat. Giving a bite of a carrot for doing the task correctly is a powerful training tool. One I Melody Johnson work hard to train owner of a donkey. Treats must be healthy and safe and training must be ON DONKEY TIME ™ meaning we are never stressed, or drilling the donkey. Short lessons. End on a good note and come back tomorrow to see what your donkey has learned.

Students questions

  1. I am afraid to give a bite of a carrot as the donkey will become nippy? Donkey 101 teaches you how to be a fair leader. How to learn timing and stop the nip or bite. You are learning how to be a fair leader. A fair leader 100% of the time you are with your donkey. Donkeys will not eat anything if in fear or do not trust us humans. Donkeys cannot be bribed or beat to follow you as a leader. You must earn the respect of your donkey. This takes playing games with your donkey. Take a look at Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video Training by trainer Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.
  2. I purchased a six thousand dollar riding donkey. I rode the donkey twice. Now the donkey will not come to me. Your donkey has learned how to train you. Donkeys have the gift of survival. It is time for you to learn donkey behavior and how to be a fair leader.
  3. When my sister comes over to ride my donkey will not follow her. Why? The donkey will follow the human who is fair and a leader. The donkey is smart not stubborn. If your donkey is riding in a pack of donkeys following the tale of a donkey your sister can ride. The donkey will take care of your sister. Did I tell you how smart donkeys are? Donkeys are smart not stubborn.

Rocket Man one of our mini donkeys sitting down is our business logo “ON DONKEY TIME ™ Donkey 101 & 102 Video series teach you what ON DONKEY TIME means.

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A Present For the Donkey Lover In Your Life


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

Looking for the best present for the donkey lover in your life?

Order a gift certificate from the Donkey Whisperer Farm.

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Fiberglass Training Stick And String 3FT & 4FT- Made in the U.S.A.

3 foot stick and string  is used for Miniature (MINI) donkeys, mules and horses.

4-Foot stick and string is used for standard, burro, Mammoth donkeys, horses and mules. Used to touch the equine in preparation for our hands. STAY AWAY FROM THE KICK ZONE.

Training Stick Color Choose an option
Blue
Purple
Training Stick Length Choose an option
3 ft.
4 ft.

 

Donkey 101 Video On Demand Training Course – 19 Videos

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 six page PDF that you can print and take to the Farm.

Description

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 includes 19 instructional videos with over 1 hour of training content by trainer Melody Johnson and a 6 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.

Introduction
A Small Training Area
Training Tools
On Donkey Time
Building Trust
Three Second Rule
Personal Space
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
Backing up
Teaching “Over”
Walk-On, Whoa and Back Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk

 

Donkey 102 Video On Demand Training 16 Videos, 3 hours long

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series is for students who have completed Donkey 101. Take 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 contains 16 Videos with over 3 hours of training content by trainer Melody Johnson and our 11 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series is for students who have completed Donkey 101. Take 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 contains 16 Videos with over 3 hours of training content by trainer Melody Johnson and our 11 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.

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.

1. Introduction
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!

 

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We are now selling handmade Donkey Rope halter/lead lines with brass snap, leather end and each is made in the U.SA. by our contractor. Our measurements will fit from age 4 months to full-grown for the mini or standard, burro size donkey.

Custom order the mini, standard, burro, mammoth, horse or mule. We will send the measurement template to you after your order is received. All special order/custom halters will be made in three working days upon receipt of your measurements.

What happens if my halter/lead line gets dirty?

Simply wash in a bucket of soapy water and let dry

cream mini rope halter

mammoth rope halter lead line brass snap leather end

Can I order a gift certificate?

Yes

How can I order?

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Please never leave any halter on your donkey, horse or mule while not in 100% attendance. Death and self-mutilation can be avoided.

We also have a few ON DONKEY TIME art metal signs for sale. Order early for Christmas. Limited amount available. We ship worldwide.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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