UH OH, WHAT IS THAT?
Donkeys are very cautious of new things in their environment, including buckets, grain pans, blankets, sprinkler heads; even a baseball cap that you have never worn before can cause your donkey to take pause.
Donkeys are thinkers and they need time to register and process new objects in their environment. Every donkey guardian/caretaker should understand Donkey Psychology and Donkey Personality so you can introduce new objects to your donkey confidently and safely.
Start learning now with our Donkey 101 Online Training Course and watch for our NEW Donkey 102 Online Training Course coming this summer that will go into detail about desensitizing your donkey to new items, including blankets and tarps.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!
Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner
4 thoughts on “Donkeys Are Thinkers”
They are soooo cute!
What about introducing older donkeys to new barnyard playmates like … goats? Is it safe? Thanks!
Great question. Donkeys prefer to live with donkeys. Donkeys grab the neck in play and in battle. Donkeys have been known to kill smaller animals it all depends on the donkey, size of paddock etc., I highly suggest always starting out with 2 geldings they are the easiest.
Thank you for the question.
Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC
You must log in to post a comment.