Melody, I saw a video from large Donkey Rescue Organization using fence panel to tame donkey. What do you think of this technique? Tina, OK.
Tina, I have seen the video. 😦 Humans and Animals cannot learn when under the flight response. The donkey in the video is dangerous due to the flight response and being locked in the fence panel. The human is afraid for good reason. This is not the way to teach the donkey to trust the human.
Donkeys have photographic memories. Every time we step into our donkeys world we are teaching something. Good or bad we are teachers.
Attempting to teach any human or animal when scared is impossible. The brain must be calm in order to learn. For humans and animals.
I prefer to train my students to learn donkey behavior, personality, signs of stress and relaxation and how to set the donkey(s) up to learn and for success.
Learn how to keep the donkey calm and stop the pressure before the donkey is pushed into the stress zone of fighting or withdrawing depending on the personality.
Donkey Personality Introverted donkeys when pushed will lay down. Extroverts will rear, bite and kick. Both introverted and extroverted donkeys can stop moving their feet when stressed. The eyes are glazed over as they have checked out for a while.
Never betray a donkey, never ever hurt a donkey in any way. Never let a donkey see you the human leader watch while a human or animal hurts the donkey. The donkey will deem the human who did not stop the pain NOT A LEADER. Less is more; equine learn from the release of pressure. 🙂
Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand has exercises to do with the donkey for for fast results. Stay On Donkey Time ®.
Learn how to train your donkey to run to you when you call. Ground tie, wear the halter, take a walk and ride if big enough and old enough to carry the weight. Donkey 101 & 102 trains the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. Learn Donkey Behavior, Donkey Stress, relaxation and how to help the difficult donkey. Select Donkey Video On Demand Training.
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 selling donkey, mule, pony, and even Zonk halter/lead lines hand made with soft yacht rope worldwide. We now sell riding reins too.The big news! The Donkey Whisperer Farm 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.
2018 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.
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. 2018 has been a wonderful year full of milestones. We are now putting up our hay ourselves. Working hard to prepare the hay field for 2019. We will plant 100% orchard hay for our equine to eat. 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 GOD willing we will have 100% orchard hay 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.
Build a halter with lead line for any equine! Select OUR STORE to order.
Select special order, any color. Do you want 4 or 6 knots on the nose? No extra charge. 🙂
Soft yacht rope will never mold. Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.
Mini donkey special order 6ft lead line – Build a halter for any equine
Standard donkey special order 9ft lead line – Build a halter lead line for any equine.
MAMMOTH donkey, mule, horse, draft equine special order 12ft lead line. Build a halter/lead line for any equine. Horse, donkey, mule, zonk, drafts.
Select the size of lead line you want and tell us you want to build a halter. We will send you the template to measure your donkey, mule or horses head after payment is received. All special order soft yacht rope halters are hand-made two days upon receiving your measurements. Select SS Screw on Brass Screw with a black leather end.
Endorphin Training Donkeys, Mules and Horses – All animals and Humans
The brain is powerful for animals and humans. A bite of our favorite foods is always going to make us feel better for animals and humans. Why is the attitude and mood changed? A massage for animals and humans release chemical change in the brain too it’s due to endorphins. Endorphins in the brain sending signals that feel good a sensation. Working with donkeys, horses and mules just became easier. Endorphins are a natural mood changer.
Endorphins are natural stress fighters are safe narcotics for animals and humans. The brain wants more endorphins as it feels good, helps relax and boosts the immune system. This is a powerful training aide for donkeys. Donkeys are seriously into self-preservation.
Melody, I am worried my donkey will become nippy and bite! I train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey before attempting to give a safe bite of a carrot. One bite for doing something. Never for a try. Humans who are treat dispensers will never be a fair leader. The donkey will quickly do or not do exactly what the donkey wants to do.
Donkey 101 & 102 Trains the Owner or Caretaker To Train The Donkey
Learn how to read your donkeys behavior for signs of stress, relaxation, triggers and personality. Learn how to follow the three second rule. Learn how to give a bite of carrot or a rub on the withers. Training a donkey, mule or horse is all about the human. When you study and learn how to become a fair leader the animal naturally follows you. Donkeys who are in fear will never eat from your hand as anything new takes time. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart phone or device. All videos are sold with lifetime Access.
The donkey handshake is on the withers. Stay away from the face and eyes until your donkey trusts you.