Thinking About Health Concerns of Donkeys and Mules

Health Concerns of Donkeys and Mules

Working with donkeys and mules takes training to an entire new level. Donkeys have photographic memories. Mules are half horse and half donkey meaning some mules will be more like a donkey and some more like a horse.  Not every mule is going to make it to the Grand Canyon. What’s the big deal? Horses are flight equine. Donkeys are seriously smart and into self-preservation. All equine have personalities just like people extroverted more go than whoa. Introverted more of a deep thinker and more whoa than go.
Dictionary:

Donkey – Equus Asinus or Ass

Three sizes

Minature

Standard or burro

Mammoth Donkey

JackThe term used for the male of the ass species.

JennetPronounced JEN-et, it is the correct term for the female of the species. The most commonly used term is jenny.

BurroA word taken directly from Spain. It means the common, everyday working donkey found in Spain and Morocco. Many people call a wild donkey a burro in the Pacific Northwest.

Donkey sizesDonkeys come in all shapes and sizes ranging from the Miniature Mediterranean 28 inches to Mammoth 16’2 hands. The ears of a donkey are much longer than the horse.

Mule – The mother is a horse and the dad is a donkey. Mules are Usually sterile.

Hinny – The mother is a donkey and the dad is a horse. The death rate is high when trying to breed this way. 

Female mule – Also known as a Molly.

Health Concerns

Diet is number one in the U.S.A. Donkeys evolved from the desert meaning they are seriously easy keepers. The overweight donkey is prone to laminits, colic, founder, hoof problems, abscesses, fat deposits. I.E., Neck crests and breaks. Death is final all due to poor diet. Donkeys must live on a dry pasture for the majority of their day. Donkeys will eat themselves to death if given the chance. Never feed donkeys alfalfa, oats, grass full-time grazing, bread, grass clippings. A safe reward for your donkey is a bite of a carrot. A bite. Never feed apples, pears etc., to your donkey. Donkeys evolved from the desert think about what is in the desert.  Donkeys are seriously Easy Keepers.

Fecal samples are a must to prevent worms. Donkeys must have vet checks and regular hoof trimming just like the horse when living in domestication.

Reproduction

Donkeys gestation is twelve to thirteen months. Vet care is a must if you think your donkey is pregnant get a vet check do not guess.

Donkeys are stoic – Meaning donkeys will never show pain until it is too late. Be sure to not wait too long to get medical attention as your donkeys life is depending on you.

Training?

The Donkey Whisperer Farm trains the owner or caretaker to train the donkey via our video training series Donkey 101 and Donkey 102. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with  you via your smart device. Each training program has a written PDF to print out and take to farm with you. We train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey worldwide using resistance free methods. Select OUR STORE to purchase donkey halter/lead lines, donkey training stick and string and our Donkey Training Video Series.

Fall Is Time To Reflect

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 string to 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.

Select Donkey 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.

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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.

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Let’s Play

JUST DO IT!

Play is an integral part of donkey health and welfare. Donkeys are extremely playful by nature and can be observed running, jumping, boxing and wrestling with each other when in a herd or when in a partnership.

Play is a vital component to donkey physical and mental health. As with human beings, play is important to the development of the muscle skeletal system including leg strength, joint flexibility, mobility and muscle development, including heart health.

Play also facilitates psychological and emotional health by releasing specific hormones and endorphins in the brain that encourage a feeling of well being, relaxation and even joy.

Here at Donkey Whisperer Farm each donkey is paired with at least one friend or more. No donkey is ever alone. We always encourage donkey owners and caretakers to have at least two donkeys for companionship. We encourage that you match up geldings to geldings and jennies to jennies. Geldings and jennies have a different way of interacting and playing and it is best that they are allowed to bond and play with a same sex partner.

If you only have one donkey, please encourage play by putting enrichment toys around their barn and paddock. Use slightly deflated soccer balls, equine toy balls, construction cones and black rubber feed trays. Please don’t use wood or metal objects. Many donkey owners make the mistake of letting their donkeys play with a stick or tree branches. Sticks and branches can be a favorite toy, but we have seen numerous emergency cases including chokes, splinters in the throat, impacted splinters in the teeth and eye injuries.

Be safe, have fun and lets play!

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm 

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Donkeys Evolved From The Desert – Bringing Home The Donkey

The donkey was given the gift of self-preservation to survive in the desert.

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Donkeys come in three sizes Miniature, Standard/Burro and Mammoth. Donkeys challenge us humans to learn how to train and feed 100% different from the majestic horse. Owning two donkeys is a gift from God. Donkeys are healthier emotionally, physically and mentally living and working with another donkey.

“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.

We have finished three tracks paddock paradise for our horses and donkeys. The tracks help our donkeys and horses keep walking and exercising. Test your hay before purchasing for the desert equine the donkey. If your donkey is getting fat pockets, fat neck or a big tummy. You must learn how to keep your donkey healthy.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm is working on a new video  “Bringing Home The Donkey”.

Topics

Shelter

Pasture

Pair Up

Sex

Poop

Emergency

Pasture

Tracks

Emergency Preparation

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God bless you and your family two and four-legged. Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist.

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I train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey internationally via Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand Series. Take Melody Johnson, Donkey Behavior Expert to the farm with you using any smart device.

Learn how to set your farm up for the desert equine. Fencing, shelter, diet and more.

Learn how to teach your donkey to catch you!

Teach your donkey to stand for the farrier pick up the feet.

Teach your donkey to follow you as a leader.

Rescue donkey training. Everything you want to know how to do is in Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand Series.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm sell Video Training, Healthcare series along with a written booklet a PDF explaining in detail donkey personality, behavior and signs of stress and relaxation. Learn how to train your donkey using words, timing the 3 second rule and how to stay ON DONKEY TIME ™.

The Donkey Whisperer Farm builds handmade soft yacht rope halter/lead lines for donkeys. Made to fit the donkey’s head not the horse. Pressure points on the noses and jaw are perfect. Our halters have a lifetime warranty. Each is made by hand in the U.S.A. I guarantee the halter will fit for the Miniature Donkey and the Standard or Burro size donkey. Our measurements are made to adjust on the donkey’s head. If the halter does not fit return and I will build you a custom fit halter. We ship worldwide!

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

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Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys have been on earth for at least 5000 years. Much longer than the horse.

If you want to learn how to train a donkey you must first stop and think about the donkeys evolution and environment. The desert! Donkeys ears are used to hear the predator and to wave the heat away. Donkeys can survive much hotter weather than they can severe cold. Donkeys cannot survive extreme cold with wind chill temperatures in the teens and below 0 without human intervention.

Many donkey owners think the donkey can eat like a horse and be trained like a horse. Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To be Trained, Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm. Horses can out-run the predator. The donkey must be able to think, feel, evaluate and set into motion a plan of action to survive. Yes! Donkeys can problem solve and think around any predator, human, place or thing.

Donkeys first and most frustrating survival gift is the ability to determine a predator or threat quickly. Next the donkey develops a plan of action to out think the predator or human. Donkeys train humans quickly! In a matter of seconds a donkey will determine if a human, object, place, animal or thing is safe. The donkey is seriously into self-preservation and he/she will use his/her brain to survive each and every time he/she feels threatened. If you are going to train a donkey you must learn to think like a donkey. SELF-PRESERVATION IS NUMBER 1 TO THE DONKEY.

Donkeys second survival gift is the ability to eat very little sugar and protein. In the desert there is not much to eat, the ability to survive once again depends on the donkeys metabolism. The desert does not have green grass, lush trees, leaves. The desert has rocks and is hot arid, dusty dry terrain. The hooves were shaped and created for the desert. Donkeys do not do well standing in wet conditions, the hooves like to stay dry.

Interested in learning donkey behavior?

Select Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video Training Series On Demand. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart device. Print out her booklet explaining donkeys behavior, signs of stress, relaxation, and personality. Yes donkeys have extroverted and introverted personalities just like people.

Endorphins a bite of a carrot a treat. Giving a bite of a carrot for doing the task correctly is a powerful training tool. One I Melody Johnson work hard to train owner of a donkey. Treats must be healthy and safe and training must be ON DONKEY TIME ™ meaning we are never stressed, or drilling the donkey. Short lessons. End on a good note and come back tomorrow to see what your donkey has learned.

Students questions

  1. I am afraid to give a bite of a carrot as the donkey will become nippy? Donkey 101 teaches you how to be a fair leader. How to learn timing and stop the nip or bite. You are learning how to be a fair leader. A fair leader 100% of the time you are with your donkey. Donkeys will not eat anything if in fear or do not trust us humans. Donkeys cannot be bribed or beat to follow you as a leader. You must earn the respect of your donkey. This takes playing games with your donkey. Take a look at Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video Training by trainer Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm.
  2. I purchased a six thousand dollar riding donkey. I rode the donkey twice. Now the donkey will not come to me. Your donkey has learned how to train you. Donkeys have the gift of survival. It is time for you to learn donkey behavior and how to be a fair leader.
  3. When my sister comes over to ride my donkey will not follow her. Why? The donkey will follow the human who is fair and a leader. The donkey is smart not stubborn. If your donkey is riding in a pack of donkeys following the tale of a donkey your sister can ride. The donkey will take care of your sister. Did I tell you how smart donkeys are? Donkeys are smart not stubborn.

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The Donkey Whisperer Farm is saving donkeys lives one owner at at time. We train the owner or caretaker to train the donkey via our DONKEY 101 & DONKEY 102 E-VIDEO ON DEMAND SERIES.

Thank you for sharing the Donkey Whisperer Farm with the donkey owner/lover in your life!

Donkey Love

When a donkey bonds to another donkey, animal or human it is for life. Donkeys are deep thinkers, donkeys feel deeply, donkeys can feel our pain and will even smell our leg after surgery. Yes, donkeys are truly one of Gods most amazing animals. 

Donkeys will push the other donkeys out-of-the-way to be first to get our attention when this human animal bond has formed. Years can pass and the donkey will never forget our voice and smell. Never.  I pray that you will share this post to help other people learn about these amazing majestic desert equines, the donkey.

Select Donkey Whisperer Farm to study in our online Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 E-Training Series. Remember we need tools to do any job correctly the donkey needs a halter that fits. We sell donkey halter/lead lines. Our stick and string is used to touch the donkey never to hit the donkey. Please understand the stick and string is used to desensitize the donkey before sticking our head in the kick zone. Donkeys can kick, forward, backwards and sideways with 3 legs on the ground.

When training, I use only resistance-free techniques. I train the owner to use words, facial expressions, voice and timing. NOT CLICKER TRAINING. Training a donkey can be challenging as donkeys do not learn and respond like a horse. Donkeys are visual learners and are seriously into self-preservation. Donkeys require you to think ahead and have a positive plan and you must move and respond On Donkey Time ™ meaning never drill a donkey. Donkeys gravitate towards firm leadership and clear, calm boundaries. In this way donkeys inspire us to cultivate our finest human qualities.

God bless you and your family two and four-legged

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm

DONKEY TRAINING – TRAIN THE OWNER TO TRAIN THE DONKEY

Mutual respect and deep understanding can bridge human/equine differences and create a therapeutic bond. When you understand your equine and yourself you will change into a fair leader. The donkey will find you interesting and most importantly will trust you. Donkeys must trust us before moving a step forward in the relationship. Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 create games and exercises for you and your donkey. Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video Series will change your life forever in all areas. You will provide leadership and offer your donkey a reason to trust you and follow you as a leader, not a bully, not a treat dispenser. Humans and equines can empower one another, provide psychological and spiritual balance and encourage one another’s instinctive and intuitive senses. In essence, together you become healers. This is why Donkey Whisperer Farm trains you, the owner or caretaker, to train your equines personally. This bond, this healing must be forged between you and your equine, not a third party trainer. After all, it is you that your donkey will be sharing its life with.
It is from this perspective that Donkey Whisperer Farm Online Training Courses have evolved. Each equine is unique and carries with it a cellular and energetic memory. No training technique is a blanket solution for all equines.

Select OUR STORE to order Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 E-VIDEO SERIES “VIDEO ON DEMAND TRAINING” – Use any smart device to take Melody Johnson to the farm with you.

Each donkey is an individual with personal experiences, needs and defenses. Every domestic equine has a history with humans whether tragic, indifferent or supportive that must be considered in a holistic training program.
I base my training on the personality type of both you and your equine. I teach you to teach your donkey to follow you as a fair leader, listen, connect and follow. This fosters a strong foundation of kinship and leadership which in turn allows you and your equine to achieve your goals, animal assisted therapy (hospital visits, nursing homes) standing for the farrier, trailer loading and trail riding.

Donkeys are unique and deserve to be treated with dignity, respect and patience. Donkeys are incredibly intelligent, reflective and deep thinkers. This is often misunderstood and fuels the cultural myth of donkeys as stubborn and unintelligent. They are not! They are very smart and know when a human does not have their best interest at heart.

When training, I use only resistance-free techniques. I train the owner to use words, facial expressions, voice and timing. NOT CLICKER TRAINING. Training a donkey can be challenging as donkeys do not learn and respond like a horse. Donkeys are visual learners and are seriously into self-preservation. Donkeys require you to think ahead and have a positive plan and you must move and respond On Donkey Time ™ meaning never drill a donkey. Donkeys gravitate towards firm leadership and clear, calm boundaries. In this way donkeys inspire us to cultivate our finest human qualities.

I invite you to join me and learn more by participating in our Online Training Courses. All video training courses can be taken to the farm using any smart device. Each video series has a written PDF to print out and learn Melody’s training program.

Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course!

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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 

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

We recommend each Course participant purchase a Donkey Whisperer Farm Rope Halter. Our rope halters are made in the USA with high quality yacht rope. Visit our ONLINE STORE to purchase your rope halter and the Donkey 101 Online Training Video Course.

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 info@donkeywhisperer.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.

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Introducing Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series

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.

Each Donkey 102 E-training Video Series includes our Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Miniature Donkey please purchase the course with the 3ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Standard/Mammoth Donkey please purchase the course with the 4ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. Our 4ft stick and string comes in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. Each donkey 102 E-Training Video Series also includes an 11 page PDF with step by step bullet points for you to refer to as you view the training videos.

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 info@donkeywhisperer.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.

 

1. Introduction
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!

 

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TRAINING A DONKEY TO PICK UP THE FEET

Would you like to learn how to train your donkey to pick up the foot when you say foot? Preparation is the key to training your donkey.

Take a look at Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 Video On Demand with my E-book to print out. We train the owner/caretaker how to train the donkey. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smart device.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

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Training A Donkey “Emotional Intelligence”

 

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The Donkey Whisperer Farm ™ is a worldwide leader in training the owner or caretaker to train the donkey. We provide Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 E-VIDEO SERIES. Our donkey halters are custom made by hand in the U.S.A. with quality material. The halter is made by hand with soft yacht rope to never mold, a brass screw on snap and a leather end stamped with our business logo.

Our Business Logo is ON DONKEY TIME ™ meaning we must never drill or push the donkey. Less is more, tomorrow the donkey will show you what he/she learned the day before. Always end on a good note.

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Donkey Whisperer Training Tool Stick and String

DWF Stick and String

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series 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. This tool is the key to being a Fair Leader and building a foundation of trust and respect with your donkey.

The DWF Training Tool Stick and String is not a whip and is never used to punish your donkey. The DWF Stick and String is designed for touching, desensitizing and connecting to your donkey. The DWF Stick and String also acts as a safety device, a boundary, if you will, should you have problems with your donkey pulling, pushing, dragging or violating your personal space. At Donkey Whisperer Farm we teach only holistic, resistance-free training methods and design training tools that are compassionate and support you in building a loving partnership with your donkey.

Our DWF Training Tool stick and string comes in two lengths, 3ft for Miniature Donkeys and 4ft for Standard and Mammoth Donkeys. Each stick and string is made from high quality fiberglass and comes in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. The string is a light, soft yacht rope with a leather popper that does not sting or make a whipping sound. The tip of the stick is black stitched leather and double reinforced and will not stick to your donkey’s hair. The handle is black rubber and is ergonomically designed for non-slip comfort. Our DWF Training Tool Stick and String has the Donkey Whisperer Farm logo on the stick. The DWF stick and string is made in the U.S.A and has a lifetime warranty.

We ship worldwide. within the United States Contact Us for International Shipping.

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series with 3ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. Colors Royal Blue or Deep Purple. 
Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series with 4ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. Colors Royal Blue or Deep Purple. 

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Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool 3ft for Miniature Donkeys. Sold separately in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. 
Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool 4ft for Standard/Mammoth Donkeys. Sold Separately in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. 

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members from all over the world!  

GROUP RULES ARE IMPORTANT, WE HAVE CHILDREN ON HERE. WELCOME! Welcome to On Donkey Time ™. On Donkey Time ™ is a social media platform where donkey owners and enthusiasts learn ideas and information related to donkey care, training and donkey health. We are glad to have you in our group! Created by Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ™. Our six donkeys and two horses are the reason this group exists. Rio Johnson is our Mammoth donkey he is the Ambassador for the Mammoth donkey. On Donkey Time is our business logo, Rocket Man sitting down. We at Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC train the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey using resistance free methods. “On Donkey Time” is a place where like minded people come to share their experiences. A place where life is slow and relaxed. So enjoy your time here and be nice, share why you love donkeys, mules and horses.

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DONKEY TRAINING DONKEY 102 VIDEO TRAINING SERIES

 Introducing Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series

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.

Each Donkey 102 E-training Video Series includes our Donkey Whisperer Farm Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Miniature Donkey please purchase the course with the 3ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. If you have a Standard/Mammoth Donkey please purchase the course with the 4ft DWF Training Tool Stick and String. Our DWF Training Tool Stick and String comes in Royal Blue and Deep Purple. Each donkey 102 E-Training Video Series also includes an 11 page PDF with step by step bullet points for you to refer to as you view the training videos.

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 info@donkeywhisperer.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam.

 

1. Introduction
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.

 3ft Stick and String in
Royal Blue or Deep Purple.

Donkey 102 E-Training Video Series with
DWF Training Tool Stick and String.

 4ft Stick and String in Royal Blue or Deep Purple.

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