"Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained" Melody Johnson

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Happy New Year 2017! Ready To Train Your Donkey?


Happy New Year!

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I love the beginning of the new year as this is a time to reflect on our past dreams and goals. Thank GOD for all of our blessings. Plan for the new year projects and goals as some dreams were planned years ahead and now they are ready to be born. Living on a farm teaches life has seasons.

Spring, summer, fall and winter:

All of these seasons are very important for the farm crops to grow. Just like the farm has seasons so do people.wp-1458048428556.jpg

Time management is important as our world is spinning faster and faster each and every day.

The difference in completing goals and not is making a plan, asking experts for help. Education is a life long process, the mind needs to continue learning to stay strong. I enjoy teaching just as much as I enjoy learning.  No one can do everything without help, sometimes it is hard to ask for help. We all need one another to make the world a better place. I enjoy training the owner to train the donkey. Why? Donkeys are smart not stubborn. The donkey is always looking for a leader who is fair. Never for a bully or abuser.

We pray, wait and work hard for everything we do. Patience is very important while waiting depending on the issue and our personality this can be easy or difficult. This I know for sure. If I do not pray, prepare and plan nothing will change. I want to try to make a difference in this great big world.

Training Donkeys Takes Having A Plan:

Donkeys are smart not stubborn!

Donkeys look over a human in a matter of seconds and before you know it the donkey has trained the human to do exactly what the donkey wants.

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The donkey will not engage at all!

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The donkey places humans in one of three categories in a matter of seconds:

Treat dispenser

Fair leader

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Abuser

Did I tell you Donkeys are Smart!

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Did You Know Your Donkey Has A Personality?

The personality of your donkey can be the same as your personality or not. Makes no difference as training the donkey successfully depends on you the owner learning how to have a plan and control your emotions. Match the energy and personality that shows up on your farm. Never drill your donkey, stay ON DONKEY TIME kinda like beach time.

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Extroverted Donkeys – More Go Than Whoa

Introverted Donkeys – More Whoa than Go

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Happy New Year!

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

 

 

Check Your Donkey, Horse or Mule For Shivering


TIS THE SEASON!

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Please watch your donkey for signs of hypothermia! By origin donkeys are desert animals and yes, they have adapted to many climates out of survival, but when temperatures get below 20 degrees, they may suffer.

Watch for shaking, tucking of the tail, standing off alone and a decrease in activity, appetite and drinking. Should you see any of these signs immediately blanket your donkey, get him/her into a warm shelter and call your veterinarian. Hypothermia can lead to colic and even death.

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Please check the blanket every day for sores etc., remove when the weather is back to raining and or the donkey is not needing stall rest per your vet. No blanket is 100% waterproof. We need to change them out and use common sense. If you have shelter, slow feeder with hay and warm water and your donkey is not shaking their fur works just fine and drys perfectly. Senior equines, donkeys with sickness can and do need our help while living in domestication. As always discuss this with your vet before the freezing wind and snow comes. Additionally remember trainig your donkey to wear a blanket should be done before the cold comes. 

Need help training your donkey check out our Donkey 101 Series – Video On Demand. Select Donkey Training 101.

Please check your equine for shaking as this is a warning sign that your equine is in distress even with shelter.

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

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Save Equine Lives In The Pacific Northwest


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

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Fall Is Coming, Check The Body Score Of Your Donkey, Horse or Mule


Did you know exercise and diet will help your equine?

Yes, taking a walk with your equine if they are too small to ride or too young is a way to help both physically and emotionally.

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

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Livestock Guarding Dogs, Farm Working Dogs


Wondering how farms manage coyotes, predators? 

Sampson (LGD) Great Pyrenees is gone to heaven fall of 2015. We miss you big dog!

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Every farmer wants to be able to trust that their herd is safe. The trained Livestock Guardian Dog(s) can take the worry away along with providing you with companionship. 

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Did you know?

Predators (domesticated dogs, coyotes, cougars etc.) can kill your equine; Horses, Donkeys and Mules. Yes! I have had students from all over the world send me photos of their horse, donkey and even mule attacked by domesticated dogs, coyotes and cougar.

I have read and seen it all in the business of teaching the owner to train the donkey (mini, standard and Mammoth donkey) Select DONKEY WHISPERER FARM, LLC

Please never leave any equine living alone. All equine are herd animals. They need to live in pairs, please understand donkeys enjoy living with another donkey as donkeys grab the neck in play along with much more donkey behavior. Donkey behavior is one of comedy and can turn violent with a Jack (stallion horse world) smaller animal.

A great fence is imperative to helping but sadly predators can dig under or jump over. Thus why a Livestock guarding dog is essential to keeping your farm safe. All livestock guarding dogs need training and they must have a large farm to run and protect. Truly the livestock guarding dog is a huge asset to the farm.

We love our livestock guarding puppy (almost one now) he is the great Anatolian Shepherd, a farm Livestock Guarding dog, a working dog and one of our beloved pets. When our Great Pyrenees (LGD) dog Sampson died last year we moved over to the Anatolian Shepherd. This is a wonderful smart dog. Not for the beginner trainer. These dogs need a huge area to work, run and play, a great fence is another important factor. If you are a new person in the training of a dog this is NOT the dog for you. These dog need 100% training, as they are smart. The Anatolian Shepherd will memorize his farm, how many donkeys, dogs, horses, cows, sheep does he have. This dog will bark and let you know when any predator comes near the farm or a farm animal is missing.

Looking for a smart healthy Anatolian?

Make sure you find a great breeder to help you fit the needs of your farm. All animals need shelter, food and water.

LGD’s dogs are not herders, nor are they attack dogs!

They are exactly what they are called: “Guardians”.  Their job is to live with the stock and make sure nothing gets in to hurt, steal, or eat it.  Their first line of defense is just their size; they are enormous.  If size and a menacing bark do not deter, they will place themselves between their charges and perceived danger.  If all else fails, they will resort to violence, and woe to anyone on the receiving end of over 100 pounds of angry dog. I highly suggest posting NO TRESPASSING SIGNS, having a great fence with a locked gate.

 

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

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Equine Can Be Dangerous, Best To Have A Trainer, Coach and Wear Your Helmet


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Before I swing my leg over my horse, or Mammoth donkey I make sure they are listening to me. Please learn all you can about natural equine training. If you are looking for a coach, trainer or consultant I am now accepting world-wide students. Select our store to sign up for lessons. Virtual training saves you money, no travel, no hotel cost, no hauling. Additionally, learning from video you send to me of doing homework is vital to your success.

Professional Athletes watch themselves over and over via video

What about you?

Want to give virtual coaching a try? Currently I am working with a student in New Mexico I live in Sequim, WA. Seriously Virtual Coaching works. Select testimonials to see what my former students have to say about me.

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

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