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.
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.
I had no idea of the direction my life would take when we brought home our Labrador retriever puppy. I had no plans of being involved in any American Kennel Club activities or in breeding. I grew up as a city girl who loved music. Who knew I’d be smitten by a puppy and the direction of my life would be changed forever? All the joys and tears are worth my journey to MacHaven.
Do your homework before you purchase the ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD. This breed is not for the beginner, needs a fence, a fair leader and a job. Exercise is a must. A healthy diet, shedding is a big Yes. Digging, yes. Barking yes. Is it worth it to keep your farm safe? Yes.
The Anatolian Shepherd does not like change so if you decide on this breed you cannot give up. Your dog needs you to be a fair leader 100% of the time. Your dog needs you to care, too many of these dogs are thrown away due to people not understanding the breed is a serious working dog.
You must be fenced and we suggest double fenced with hot wire. This dog is a serious livestock guarding dog. Please note; if you choose this breed your life will never be the same. Kinda like owning a donkey, the dog has a mind of his/her own and is a self-thinker.
“The Bud Man”
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TWO AND FOUR-LEGGED!
Miniature donkeys cannot defend themselves from the predator and some older and slower donkeys standard and mammoth cannot. A cougar or wolf is a serious threat.
We love living on our farm theDonkey Whisperer Farm. Every blessing is from GOD in Jesus Christ name,we thank GOD every day for this farm. Dogs are a huge part of keeping our farm working to live in peace and harmony. Predators will destroy your farm. If you are looking for a livestock guarding dog we highly recommendMarble Peaks Anatolian and Shepherd Rest Anatolian breeders.
Please remember the Anatolian dog is not for the beginner dog owner. This breed requires a fair human leader, a fence and is a self-thinker. This breed is not for the beginner dog owner. Large fenced farms are a requirement as these dogs love to bark, run and dig!
The Anatolian is a serious dog, built to remove predators from the farm. It is our belief all animals require clean water, fences and shelter to get out of the elements. A vet is required for all animals just like people need to see a doctor. Common sense is vital to the health of your farm animals and the farm you manage. Please do your homework before making the decision to bring the Anatolian into your life. These dogs do not enjoy change, they need a fair leader just like the donkey.
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Scott & Melody Johnson,
Owner Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
Melody & Scott Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
Did you know mini donkeys cannot defend themselves against predators?
Coyotes, pack of dogs and more. Our livestock guarding dog protects our entire twenty acre farm. He is a smart, independent thinker. Not for the first time dog owner. Like a donkey in many ways we must learn quickly how to train the Live Stock Guarding dog never using abuse, train as a puppy. I train using resistant free methods. Never ever abusing this smart dog. A fair leader is needed 100% of the time for all animals.
The Livestock Guarding dog requires a leader for a human.
Fence is mandatory
Training is like a donkey, detailed and consistent.