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 ®.
One of the most wonderful days for donkeys owners is the day we bring our donkey(s) home. Donkeys are healthier emotionally, physically and mentally when they have another donkey to grab the neck and play tag. Eat and groom on the withers. One of the first things we must do is get the farrier on a regular schedule to trim the hooves.
In most cases the donkey has not had any form of training for hoof care or the training was used with pain. Donkeys who are trained with pain will remember the pain, making the farrier day difficult. Can this be fixed? Yes. I train the owner or caretaker how to learn donkey behavior, personality and learn stress and relaxation signs. Each of my students can learn how to do an exercise with their donkey and then take me to the farm with them using any smart phone or device. Each video comes with a written book a PDF to learn. I am training the owner or caretaker to train the donkey.
How Often Do We Trim The Hoof?
Six weeks in the spring and summer as the hoof grows faster during the warm seasons
Seven in the fall and winter
Preparation is the key to farrier day
Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand with our stick and string trains the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. Learn how to prepare for the farrier before he/she arrives. Select Our Storeto order.
The farriers job is to balance the hoof and trim the hoof. Never to train your donkey. If you expect your farrier to train your donkey this will be a sad day. The donkey must be prepared and trust the human before the farrier work begins.Preparation and quality exercises in Donkey 101 & 102 will prepare your donkey for the farrier. Please do not expect the farrier to train your donkey. Set your donkey up for success. His life depends on you and your training as re-homing a donkey that cannot get the hooves done and will not come to humans is most difficult.
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.
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 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.
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!
Donkeys evolved from the desert. Lets think about what food sources are in the desert. Did you see what I see in the desert? When we feed a donkey like a cow or a goat eating brush the donkey gets too much sugar and or protein. The donkeys poop should be hard. Diarrhea is a sign of the diet being too rich or sickness. STRESS is another sign of diarrhea. Please be sure and learn how to stop the diarrhea. Make sure your donkeys poop goes back to normal quickly and if not call the vet.
Brush can cause diarrhea and tree leaves. The diet must be strict and the donkey needs to live on a dry track or paddock the majority of his/her day. Kinda like a camel has a unique diet and climate, so does the desert equine the donkey.