If your donkey is laying in mud be sure to get the mud off when it drys. Why? Mud has the potential to give sores to equine. The best way to remove the dirt and mud is a brush in the winter. Be gentle around the eyes and ears. We place sawdust down in the high traffic areas and a place to sleep outside.
How nice would it be if I was able to come to your farm and train you how to train your donkey? Please take a look at Donkey 101 & Donkey 102. I train the owner or caretaker how to not only train the donkey for basic social skills. Learn how to stop the bolt, kick and bite. Prepare for the farrier and more.
Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand – Use your smart phone or any smart device on the farm.
1. What is a sign of stress in my donkey? 2. What is a sign of a relaxed donkey? 3. What is the Donkey Hand Shake? 4. What is the 3 second rule? 5. What does walk-on mean? What is the ground tie whoa? (gas and breaks) 6. How can I help a donkey who wants nothing to do with me ever? 7. I have a kicking donkey, how can I help this donkey and stay safe. 8. How can I use the honor donkey to help my donkey learn? 9. Why is my donkey refusing to pick up the feet? 10. Why is play important in training and caring for equine?
Your donkey is waiting for you to learn donkey behavior and how to lead the donkey as a fair leader with a plan. Each time we step into the donkeys world we should be a fair leader. Scanning and aware of how to respond and never drilling or stressing our donkeys out. Stay ON DONKEY TIME ® . 🙂
Congratulations you have prepared your farm for equine!
Now the real work begins. You are the owner of this beautiful equine a donkey, horse or mule. You the owner have responsibilities that must be maintained for the life span of your equine. Here are few issues to consider.
Have I Done My Homework?
The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® trains the owner to train the donkey. This is 100% successful in keeping the donkey(s) on your farm. When the owner is trained to be a fair leader and have a routine the donkey will stay with the owner and not be re-sold. Trauma can change this for the owner due to health and life issues. But in most cases even trauma victims want to keep their trained donkeys.
Do I Have Time To Train My Donkey?
Donkeys are smart not stubborn. Donkeys require humans to learn behavioral issues, signs of stress, fear and relaxation and have a plan each time we step into their world. Without a skill set the donkey will train the owner. Next the owner is frustrated and gives up. The donkey is sold and may or may not survive. A donkey who cannot have their hooves trimmed, a vet call etc., has a grim life.
Do You Want The responsibility?
Forget about the financial obligations, vet calls, hoof care, dental work, hay, fences, shelters. You can’t leave town! You cant leave your donkey alone without someone to feed and care for your donkeys. It is imperative you create a relationship built on a fair leadership program. All relationships take time and experiences. If we just throw the hay over the fence and provide the basic necessities in life for our donkey we will never become the fair leader our donkey desires. Safety is number one for both you and your donkey.
Training You The Owner To Train The Donkey
When you take the time to follow Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 your farm life will be easy. Your donkeys will follow you as a leader. Peace and Harmony is on your farm each time you step into your donkeys world. This will take you the owner learning how to lead your donkey every time you are with them. Consistent methods create excellence in our life in all areas.
We invite you to take a look at Donkey 101 E-Training and Donkey 102 E-Training.
Never drill, end the lesson on a good note. Spend no more than fifteen minutes at a time teaching. Next wait another day “ON DONKEY TIME” let your donkey soak and think. Once you the owner teach your donkey to trust you first. Teaching becomes fun and easy. Your donkey will never forget what you teach so be sure you are teaching your donkey correctly. We teach you how to teach words to your donkey not clicker training. Donkeys are visual learners and they have a photographic memory.
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 stringto 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.
SelectDonkey 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;
Donkey Whisperer Farm ®
On Donkey Time ® words
Donkey Sitting Down our logo ®
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.
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.
Donkeys evolved in the desert and were given the gift of self-preservation in the form of the ability to think and problem solve. Donkeys must have a serious low sugar/protein diet. Donkeys need shelter, fresh clean water and warm water in the winter months. Donkeys are game players. Donkeys do not have the physical speed a horse has to out-run the predator.
Donkeys force humans to learn how to keep many tools in the training tool box. Never force a donkey as the next time you work with the donkey the donkey will not follow you as a leader. Never betray your donkey as your donkey will never forget anything you did or did not do to keep the donkey healthy and safe. First and most important issue is to help our donkey relax and trust us humans and their environment. Outstanding fences, gates and locks are a must as donkeys are visual learners and will quickly learn how to escape.
Humans must learn to set the donkey up for success. Reverse psychology is a must. Learn how to train using exercises and games along with the honor donkey. The three second rule is important along with ending short lessons on a good note. Stay On Donkey Time ® as tomorrow your donkey will show you what he/she has learned.
When a donkey is brought into a new home the donkey will pretend to know nothing. Why? The donkey is leading the human and will continue to lead as long as the human repeats the same mistake over and over. Remember donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys have the ability to think and plan full-time. Donkeys bond for life to humans and animals. Donkeys have photographic memories. Learn Donkey Behavior and your donkey will follow you anywhere you want to go.
Never abuse a donkey. Never betray a donkey. Never bribe a donkey. Learn donkey behavior, personality and psychology. Your donkey is waiting for you!
Select Donkey Whisperer Farm to order Donkey 101 & 102 video on demand. Take Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist to the farm with you using any smart device. Print out the PDF booklet to learn valuable insights into your donkeys mind.
But why is cut grass bad for horses? It doesn’t seem to make sense, since they eat mostly the same grass on the other side of the fence and the hay we feed is just cut and dried grasses. But even though the grass may technically be the same variety, it’s not the same as a fresh mouthful in your pasture or hay that’s been properly cured. The issues:
Grass from your lawn may contain fertilizers or anti-weed (herbicide) or anti-insect (pesticide) chemicals that should not be consumed by horses.
Recently cut grass doesn’t dry uniformly, leaving wet clumps that can ferment and grow mold and mildew. Microbes introduced this way can cause colic in horses. Unlike lawn clippings, hay grass is tetted and sometimes re-tetted (spread out evenly in a thin layer) and dried/cured in the field before baling.
A mouthful of small cuttings may be quickly consumed by a horse. The small, wet clumps can compact and stick in a horse throat. Hay or fresh grass is chewed in manageable amounts.
The horse digestive system works best with consistent feeding. It adapts well but not quickly (as in day-to-day). Sudden shifts can lead to digestive problems and laminitis.
On Donkey Time ® is a state of mind, kind a like beach time. Life is slow and relaxed as donkeys live in the moment and they teach us humans how to live in the moment too. Thank you for sharing our blog Donkey Whisperer Farm. Each time you share you are changing a donkey and humans life world-wide.
God Bless You And Your Family Two and Four-Legged!
The Donkey Whisperer Farm trains the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. Donkeys are deep thinkers. Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys are seriously into self-preservation. This means we humans must learn how to read the donkey for signs of stress, relaxation and learn timing. Stay ON DONKEY TIME. The three-second rule. How to tame the donkey. Train the donkey to follow-us as a leader. Pick up the feet with no kick is imperative to the donkeys life. If we cannot pick up the feet the donkey has a grim chance of survival.
The Donkey Whisperer Farm teaches the owner how to teach the donkey using timing, words and endorphins. We do not use clicker training as this will not carry on into the donkeys entire life. People understand how to say Whoa or walk-on etc.,. Clicker training will not carry on into ridding the donkey. Sadly, clicker training makes it worse for the donkey as the new owner does not know how to use clicker training and the donkey is sold off into the public.
Please take a look at our Our storeas we teach world-wide. Donkey 102prepare for the farrier and problem solve. Google translator is an invaluable tool to share our educational program worldwide.
The Donkey Whisperer Farm values you. This is a program built to train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey.
We want you to learn how to train the donkey so the donkey can stay living with you and not go back into re-sale. Donkeys are game players. You must understand their mind, behavior, and personality.
Did you know introverted donkeys do not bray?
Yes. Just like people this donkey is the quiet donkey. This donkeys is smart. Please do not send your donkey off to a trainer or bring a trainer in. The best person to train a donkey is the human the donkey trusts. Donkeys need to see a reason for each and everything they do. Bribing a donkey will never work.
Donkeys evolved in the desert. Donkeys have strict diet needs. Please take the time to learn how to train and care for your exotic desert equine the donkey.
Our farm is more than a business, our farm is our family.
Creating a farm takes lots of planning, savings and patience. The farm is a full-time investment of time, energy and funds. Each animal is unique, as time passes so does their health care requirements similar to people.
Why do people love owning a farm?
The farm is a wonderful place to work and relax at the same time. The human body was made to stay in motion. Not to sit around in front of the computer or other electronic devices. Fresh air and a purpose helps us sleep really hard at night.
The animals each have unique personalities and they are truly part of our life. We love each animal for life.
Farm visit do’s and don’ts or “Farm Etiquette”
You are visiting a working farm and a business. You are a guest on the farm. Please respect any rules and signs displayed at the farm.
Driving past a farm. Please slow down, do not honk your horn or throw food or garbage at the farm.
When you drive into a farm shut the gate behind you.
Leave your pets at home unless the farm specifies that pets are welcome. Most farms have their own animals.
Park your vehicle in designated areas only.
For your own safety, visit only identified areas.
Please keep an eye on your children to ensure a fun, safe visit.
Donkey 101 contains 19 Videos with over 1 hour of training content by trainer
Melody Johnson and a 6 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.
The Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series Curriculum is listed below:
Donkey Whisperer Farm is proud to announce Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course, the first in a series of online training courses By Trainer Melody Johnson. 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 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 PDF addressing the topics below. You own lifetime access to your videos!
ALL FOR JUST $59.99!
A Small Training Area
On Donkey Time
Three Second Rule
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
Walk-On, Whoa and Back Up
Donkeys are not Stubborn!
Going in and out of Gates
Taking Your Donkey for a Walk
Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 101 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 101 Online Training Video Series. You own lifetime access to your video 101 Online Training Course. Please add email@example.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.
Donkey 102 contains 16 Videos with over 3 hours of training content by trainer Melody Johnson, our new DWF Training Tool Stick and String and an 11 page PDF outlining and highlighting core training points.
The Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series Curriculum is listed below:
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.
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series also launches our new Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool a high quality, ergonomically designed fiberglass stick and string for desensitizing and working intimately with your donkey. It is a mandatory tool for training your donkey to pick up his/her front and back feet and for addressing behavioral issues such as, pushing, crowding, bullying and refusing to come and lead. The DWF Training Tool Stick and String is mandatory in Donkey 102 and is the key to being a Fair Leader and building a foundation of trust and respect with your donkey.
Both Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series teaches YOU to train your donkey. A third party trainer cannot help your donkey. Only you can train your donkey because you are the one who is caring for your donkey, sharing life with your donkey and building a strong foundation of trust and respect with your donkey. A third party trainer may gain the respect of your donkey, but he/she comes and goes. As the owner and caretaker, you don’t come and go. You are your donkey’s polestar, so it is you that must gain your donkey’s respect, it is you that must become your donkey’s Fair Leader.
We hope you will take the next step in building a partnership with your donkey. Our vision at the Donkey Whisperer Farm is to teach you, the owner/caretaker, to train your donkey and to provide the tools and education to better the life of 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.
Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. Your DWF Training Tool Stick and String will arrive separately in the mail. The e-mail will include a link to the Donkey 102 PDF and a link to the password protected Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.
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!
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series with
DWF Training Tool Stick and String.
Miniature 3ft Stick and String in
Royal Blue or Deep Purple.
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series with
DWF Training Tool Stick and String.
Standard/Mammoth 4ft Stick and String in Royal Blue or Deep Purple.