Fireworks Your Animals Need You To Have A Plan


Fireworks and Pets Not A Good Combination:

Plan ahead to keep pets safe; owning pets is a huge responsibility and for those of us who have equine (donkeys, horses, and mules) living in rural areas, we must be extra careful. The equine is a flight or fight animal when terrified of death. Meaning; they can get scared when the fireworks start, and the smell is in the air.  Some horses have been known to run into fences.  Locking them in their stalls is the safest when neighbors are shooting off fireworks I turn the radio up and give lots of hay and fresh water. Donkeys have died from fear, yes fear. Colic is a life-threatening matter. Donkeys are stoic will not show pain until it is too late. Do your best to stay calm and keep your donkeys, mules, and horses locked up safe in their stall until the fireworks are over. Long-distance fireworks are not that big of a deal, fireworks right over the farm or barn can kill your equine.

Want to read more tips on pet safety and fireworks?  Select Blue Cross Pets Fireworks for more details.

Dogs and cats can get so scared of fireworks they can run off and not be able to find their way home best to keep them locked in the house too. Our doggies get very stressed, turning the radio up helps, some people tranquillize their dogs until the fireworks are over.  I say do whatever you have to do to keep your pets safe as they don’t understand fireworks.  Please remember animals do not understand fireworks “they are truly scared and think they will die.” It’s our job as the smart human to protect them and take care of them.

What do you do to keep your pet(s) safe during the fireworks?  Please leave a comment to help others.

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

Melody & Scott Johnson

 

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

 

Feeding The Geriatric Donkey


Donkeys are truly emotional beings they truly love their families deeply two and four-legged.

As donkeys become senior citizens their teeth and gums start having some serious issues. The tooth starts turning round not pointy, gums start getting inflamed and the tooth starts pushing out. When the tooth starts wiggling and coming out it does not fall out on its own. The vet needs to extract the tooth and all the roots.

What happens if we do not make mash and keep feeding dry hay? The donkey can choke on the hay, colic and die. As you can see it is vital we have yearly veterinarian do the teeth and provide fecal samples, shots and health checks. Provide our donkeys with a hay pellet mash and feed twice a day. Donkeys can live up to fifty years in domestication. It is vital we learn how to care for our senior donkeys to have the best life possible.

Make sure and choose hay pellets low in sugar, fat and protein. After researching extensively I am using Standlee Orchard Hay Pellets as they are below 10% in sugar and protein and low in fat. Make sure to soak the hay pellets for at least ten minutes before feeding.

Thank you for investing in your donkeys!

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Care



Dentist Day!

Did you know donkeys need to see an equine dentist at least once a year? Yes its true! If we provide dental care once a year we are ahead of serious health issues. Please remember to use an equine dentist who has experience with donkeys. As the donkey ages the teeth start rounding and erupting out and need to be extracted. The equine vet can prevent colic and choking for your donkey.

Please remember donkeys digest drugs different from a horse. Please be sure and ask lots of questions before giving your donkey drugs.

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Help I Am Afraid Of My Donkey


Melody,  I have two BLM donkeys that live on five acres and have not been handled. These donkeys are seriously strong and can kick and spin. I get their feet done once a year as it is stressful. Please understand these donkeys do not like to put the halter on and I think were hurt or abused by people. The last time I had their feet done I had the vet sedate them and well now my farrier says he is afraid of them. Even with drugs, they were a bit dangerous. Here is my question, does your training work on donkeys like this? I need to get their feet done more often and no drugs. How long will it take to train these donkeys to pick up the foot and come to me when I call them? Will you train these donkeys for me? Jennifer, Gig Harbor, WA.

 

Hi Jennifer, Donkeys are intelligent they train humans quickly to do exactly what the donkey wants to do and nothing more. This is why I do what I do, train humans to learn how to tame and train donkeys and stay safe. If I tame and train your donkeys they will follow me as a fair leader and go home to you and act the same way they did before they came to me. The person who cares for the donkeys and feeds the donkeys needs to learn how to tame and train, be a fair leader.  You can do this!

An adult burro size donkey is seriously strong and agile. Donkeys have peripheral vision can see behind them without turning their heads. Donkeys can kick with accuracy and strength. Your safety is number 1.

Please remember after taking Donkey 101 & 102 if you need personal coaching and consulting I am here to support you. Order donkey training and donkey halters, lead lines, and more in our store at Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

 

Melody Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Hay For Sale Sequim


The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® grows and sells premium weed-free orchard hay. Each bale is two strands at 65 pounds to 70pounds, $8.00 per bale.

 

I Will Always Love You


Follow the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® On Instagram. 🙂 Please turn the volume up to hear the reels soundtrack. I will always love you, Dolly Parton.

Donkey Trailer Loading Training


Learn how to train your donkeys to load in the trailer, ride in the trailer and stay safe. Learn how to load multiple donkeys and unload. Learn how to purchase the right trailer and how to have a safety plan in place. Donkey Trailer loading includes twelve teaching videos with over one hour of the training content by trainer Melody Johnson and a 10-page E-book (pdf) outlining key points to trailer loading.

Description

Donkey Trailer Loading Training Video On Demand:

  1. Melody Johnson, introduction walking three miniature donkeys to the trailer.
  2. Preparing the trailer for the donkeys.
  3. Tying miniature donkeys to the outside of the trailer.
  4. Loading three miniature donkeys.
  5. Miniature donkeys lose in the trailer.
  6. Unloading three miniature donkeys.
  7. Providing miniature donkeys balance and consistency.
  8. Tying two standard and a mammoth donkey to the outside of the trailer.
  9. Loading a mammoth and standard donkey.
  10. Mammoth and standard donkey lose in the trailer.
  11. Unloading standard and mammoth donkey.
  12. Providing big donkeys balance and consistency.
  13. How to load the difficult donkey.
  14. Video cameras inside the trailer.
  15. Walking the donkeys back to the barn.

 

Give The Donkey Lover In Your Life


Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Gift Card

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Gift Card. Looking for a special gift for the donkey lover in your life? Give the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® store E-gift card. The person you designate will receive an email with a link to go directly to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Store to redeem their Gift Certificate.

How does the gift card link work? When the gift card link is used in our store the funds are automatically deducted to purchase anything from our store. You can choose to send the e-gift card on any date you specify, simply choose the date ahead of time. You will receive an e-mail alert when the E-Gift Card has been used.

What’s in our store?

Donkey Training Video On Demand or a private lesson with Melody Johnson. Yes, I train the owner or caretaker worldwide. We can skype and meet in person without traveling. It’s a wonderful gift.

  • Donkey adjustable soft yacht rope halters with matching lead lines.
  • Donkey 101 & 102 Video-On-Demand Training with my E-book. 
  • Donkey Abscess Video with a shopping list. 
  • Donkey Trailer Loading Video On Demand Training with my E-book.
  • Link Line, walk two donkeys using one lead line.
  • Riding reins, looped, split, and romal with a large popper on the end.
  • Long Lines (soft yacht rope) up to 22 feet.
  • Stick & String 3ft for miniature donkeys and 4ft for burro/standard or mammoth donkeys.
  • On Donkey Time ® hat.
  • On Donkey Time ® steel sign.
  • Who’s the boss watercolor.

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

Melody Johnson

27-Year-Old Donkey Has Twins


At Carrick Hill Farm in Onarga, Iroquois County, a 27-year-old donkey named Molly gave birth to twins — a boy and girl — named Biden and Harris, respectively, to honor the iconic day on which they were born.

While farm owner Mike Willis is used to welcoming twins from his black angus cattle — the farm’s primary function — twin donkeys is something that is not seen very often.

Read The Story

Build A Halter


 

 

We teach you how to measure your equine’s (donkey, mule, or horse)  head. We build each halter by hand in the U.S.A. Measuring instructions are in your e-mail with a receipt of purchase. Order Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Build A Donkey, Horse, Mule, or Pony Halter With Matching Lead Line, Brass Screw-On Snap, Black Leather End. Colors; black, forest green, coral pink, neon orange, neon green, blue, purple, red, turquoise, burgundy, brown, white, gray, and black with blue dots. Choose two or four knots on the nose. 

Our easy to follow measurement template is included in your receipt of purchase. Please check your e-mail, junk, or spam folder. Measure your equine’s head for a perfect fit. If you would like 4 knots on the nose we can do this too at no extra charge. Write your name and color of the halter on our measurement form, take a photo with any smartphone, and text our form to Melody Johnson cell at 360 620-5868. Our team will build your custom-fit halter with a matching lead line in four working days.

Small donkey, pony, mule, zonk or horse – 6ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Medium donkey, horse, horse, or mule – 9ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Large or Draft – Donkey, horse, mule  – 12ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, leather end

Our lead lines are made to be long enough to send your equine into a stall, paddock, pasture, horse trailer. Turn-around and wait to take the halter off. Your safety is number one.

Questions, Please call Melody Johnson 360 620-5868.