Donkey Is Bonded To Cows

Donkeys usually prefer to live with their own species. Donkeys have photogenic memories, they remember good and bad memories forever. If a donkey is forced to live with just a cow or a bunch of cows in a field without another donkey and later in life, the donkey is re-homed into a herd of donkeys and cows more than likely the donkey will want to hang out more with the cow. Why? For so many years the donkey lived with the cows without a donkey companion, no doubt guarding the cows against coyotes or predators as this was his/her job. Most of these guarding donkeys have never had any hoof trims, teeth checked, fecal samples, and shots, etc., These donkeys have no idea what a halter/lead line is or what a human can do for the donkey. The donkey prefers to shadow what is familiar and safe in his her mind.

Rehabilitation for this donkey will take having a plan and being patient. I suggest Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, my stick, and string and my halter/lead line. Take one of your honor donkeys into training with this donkey. Why? The honor donkey will have calm energy and this donkey will learn visually as all donkeys are visual learners. Let this donkey see you taking the honor donkey for walks, brushing, and lots of massages. Donkeys learn by watching. It is important to move into the next step of placing your hands on the donkey and training the donkey in short sessions outlined in Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand.

Can this donkey become a trained donkey to take a walk on the halter and lead line and get his feet trimmed? Yes! The owner will need to learn donkey behavior and how to train the donkey and become a much-needed asset to the donkey. This donkey has never had human care much about him other than throwing hay out and give water and salt.

Thank you for investing in your donkey,

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

How To Halter The Naughty Donkey

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

10 Things About Donkeys You Most Likely Did Not Know

Donkeys are livestock guardians

This is wrong! Very few donkeys make great livestock guardians. Please get a livestock guarding dog to protect your livestock. Donkeys will guard the animals they are bonded to if they are big enough. A miniature donkey is too small to guard anything. Domesticated dogs can kill a miniature donkey. Donkeys bond for life to their own species. If a donkey is placed in with a flock of sheep that it does not know, the donkey may grab the neck of the sheep and kill it. This is not a bad donkey it is simply donkey behavior. Donkeys do best when they get to live with another donkey. Donkeys will kill newborn baby cows, sheep and goats, pigs etc., so best to keep the babies away from donkeys. Donkeys grab the neck of another donkey in play and in battle, play tug with a ball, sleep, drink and eat together basically book ends. Dogs, most donkeys do not like dogs they resemble the wolf and coyote. We have hot wire fences to keep our donkeys in and the dogs out. Sadly farmers end up burying the donkey, re-sell give away a donkey who has not performed the job as livestock guarding to their satisfaction.

Donkey Diet & Care

Donkeys evolved from the desert. Donkeys need a serious diet and cannot eat all day and night on pasture or brush. Most livestock is fed an extremely rich diet full of grains and lush pasture. Donkeys who are fed rich food or overfed grass or brush will get insulin resistance, white line disease, fat deposits on the body, neck gets fat and can break over, hoof abscesses, laminitis. Hoof abscesses are common with a rich diet, the liver fails and soon the donkey dies a painfully slow death. Donkeys are stoic and will never show pain until it is too late.

Hay and all forage must be tested to come in at 10% or lower in sugar and protein along with portion control as donkeys gain weight quickly. Donkeys need shelter, clean water, warm in freezing climates and salt. Donkeys do not do well standing in the rain with no shelter due to their thick fur. Some donkeys need a blanket as they cant take the freezing temperatures and this blanket needs to be changed and checked. Donkeys need their hooves trimmed, vet care teeth, shots, fecal sample before worming spring and summer.

Donkeys need great fences and locks as donkeys can visually watch you do something and repeat the task.

Donkeys Are Intelligent, Not Stubborn

Donkeys are not flight animals like horses, most donkeys do not react to physical force to do a task. Donkeys push into pressure. Donkeys can freeze when scared or fight back. Please take the time to learn donkey behavior and personality. Extroverts bray and have more go than whoa, introverts do not bray and have more whoa than go. I teach about this in Donkey 102 video on demand. Donkeys need to see a reason for everything they do. Since donkeys evolved from the desert they learned how to survive with their mind as they do not have the speed of a horse to outrun the predator. Donkeys are deep thinkers game players. I call this ON DONKEY TIME ®. The donkey will never do anything that can hurt the donkey. Self-preservation is number one to a donkey. Donkeys ears back can mean anger, thinking, happy to see you. Learn to read the eyes of your donkey not the ears. The horse will jump off the grand canyon when scared, the donkey will not, do you see the difference? A donkeys’ gift is not sped it is a brain that can problem-solve to stay alive.

Donkeys are incredibly strong.

Donkeys have a reputation for being strong pack animals and while this is true, they are not stronger than another animal of the same size. Donkeys can only hold up to 20% of their weight. Donkeys must be full-grown and conditioned to do heavy work.

When Is A Donkey Full-Grown?

Miniature Donkeys age three

Standard or Burro age four

Mammoth Donkeys six to seven

If you would like to learn how to train your donkey go to the Donkey Whisperer Farm ® education center. Melody Johnson trains the owner or caretaker worldwide via Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, use your smartphone to take Melody to the farm with you.

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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

Melody Johnson, Trainer/Owner

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Blog

Welcome donkey lovers, my name is Melody Johnson, I love donkeys. I began my business in 2013 after getting frustrated with the lack of tack and training available for donkeys. I am the voice for the donkey. I train the owner or caretaker worldwide how to tame and train the donkey using resistance-free exercises, never pain. I do not teach clicker training (R). I teach you how to use words, voice, facial expressions, timing and quality exercises that are powerful for you and your donkey to build a fantastic relationship. Donkeys are smart, not stubborn. Donkeys have a photographic memory. Donkeys bond for life to the animal or human they trust. Donkeys are gifts from God.  All of my training series (video on demand) is sold with lifetime access and can be accessed using any smart device, take me to the farm with you.  

Donkey Whisperer Farm ® E-Training Courses Order in our store Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

  1. Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand, print out my E-book located in the first video of all of my training series.
  2. Donkey hoof abscess video on demand. Print out my shopping list located in the first video.
  3. Donkey Trailer Loading video on demand. Print out my E-book located in the first video to speed up your learning time. I am training you to learn how to become a fair leader each time you step into your donkeys space.

Everything in my store is made with premium materials by hand in the U.S.A. All of my tack is made with soft yacht rope, each halter has a label with the size of halter and the perfect length lead line, a brass screw-on snap, and a black leather end-stamped Donkey Whisperer Farm ®. Miniature halters have a 6ft lead line, burro/standard a 9ft lead line. Mammoth donkeys, mules, horses come with a 12ft lead line. If you wish to customize your order simply ask I am happy to serve you.

Training a donkey is a bit different from a horse as donkeys are deep thinkers. Donkeys naturally push into pressure using our soft yacht rope halter with strategically placed fiador knots is a game-changer. Once you use our soft yacht rope halter and lead line you will never go back to the flat halter.

How can I clean my tack? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and dry. Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope is mildew, frail, dirt, rot, and UV resistant. This means that your tack will stay in its original form longer, without breaking, fading saving you money.

 

Thank you for investing in your donkey, 

Melody Johnson, Trainer, and Owner
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“Horses Dream Of Being Trained The Way A Donkey Demands To Be Trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ® Trainer is an expert in donkey behavior modification. Melody trains the owner or caretaker to train the donkey via Donkey 101 & 102 Video On Demand worldwide. Take Melody Johnson to the farm with you using any smartphone or device. Speed Up Your Training Time!

Melody has trained thousands of students worldwide via Donkey 101 & Donkey 102 E-VIDEO ON DEMAND Series.

Catch The Donkey!

The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® trains the owner or caretaker how to train the donkey. All videos are sold with lifetime access and a booklet (pdf).

  1. Learn how to put the halter and lead line on with peace and harmony.  These exercises create trust and relaxation for both the donkey and the human.
  2.  Teach the donkey to stand for the farrier and pick up the feet with no kick or fight.
  3.  Say the word foot and the donkey picks up the foot.
  4.  Stop the donkey from biting, nipping, and swinging the head into me.
  5.  Stop the donkey from dragging the human or bolting. 

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Take Melody Johnson to the farm via any smart device. Print out our book attached to each training video. Stay On Donkey Time ® as donkeys cannot be forced to do anything. We cannot bribe a donkey and we cannot punish a donkey to follow us. The donkey must form a relationship with the human and most of all the donkey must trust us at all times. Never abuse a donkey, never betray a donkey. Learn how to be a fair leader 100% of the time you are with your donkey. If you see another human hurting your donkey or animal stop it. If your donkey watches you do nothing over pain and abuse the donkey will deem you unworthy to be a leader. The leader steps in and stops pain. Pain is ineffective in training animals and humans. Pain teaches to never trust. We want trust 100% of the time we are with our donkey. Trust is earned.

“Horses dream of being trained the way a donkey demands to be trained” Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm ®.

Donkey 102  video on demand trains the owner or caretaker how to problem solve and train the donkey.  Donkey 102 teaches you the owner or caretaker how to use the stick and string (fiberglass leather tip) to touch the donkey never hurt the donkey. A tap to keep on when walking, a wiggle to stop the bolt, desensitizing to prepare for the farrier, and more. This stick is a must-have for your shelter and farm. Seriously an extension of your arm. 🙂

 

ON DONKEY TIME ® is our business logo! Stay calm, have a plan and be a fair leader.  Never betray a donkey. Never drill a donkey. Do not bring a trainer into your farm or send your donkey to a trainer unless they have studied Donkey 101 & 102 and will never abuse or give pain to your donkey.

Donkeys follow the human they trust and respect. Trust is earned and proven. This is the person who lives on the farm, picks up poop, feeds and cares for the donkey(s). 

Sadly donkeys who have no social skills are at high risk for re-sale and meat buyers. Please take the time to learn how to train your donkey. Peace and harmony are guaranteed to come back to the farm. It’s all about the human. Preparation is the key to training a donkey. Donkeys learn at the release of pressure not from pain. The donkey has trained the human. Some donkeys are rescue donkeys meaning they have met the worst kind of human. Donkeys have photographic memories. Donkeys never forget good or bad. Fixing donkeys that have been abused will take Donkey 101 and Donkey 102 and time. No donkey is a throw-away donkey.

Stay ON DONKEY TIME ® never drill or stress your donkey out. Tomorrow will be a better day.

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

Melody & Scott Johnson

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Donkey 101 & 102 is available for sale now. Order from our store Check your spam or junk folder after ordering. Take me Melody Johnson to the farm with you using your smart phone or any smart device. Print out my E-BOOK a PDF located in the first video to speed up your training time. I train the owner or caretaker world-wide to train the donkey. 

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The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® soft yacht rope halter/lead lines will never mold or frail. Dirty. Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry.

Miniature halters are adjustable from age 4 months to full-grown.

Standard/burro halters are adjustable from age 4 months to full-grown.

Build A Halter for any equine. We teach you how to measure the head and our team will hand build your donkey, mule or horses halter/lead line in 3 working days. We proudly ship worldwide.

Long lines on to 22 feet, short lines, medium lines.


Adjustable miniature donkey soft yacht rope halter with matching 6ft lead line, brass screw-on snap, black leather end.

Build a custom fit soft yacht rope halter with matching lead line. Easy to follow measurement template is in your e-mail with receipt of purchase our team will build your custom halter/lead line in five working days. Small 6ft lead line, medium 9ft, large 12ft or ask for any length to customize. Colors of soft yacht rope available black, forest green, coral pink, rainbow, neon orange, neon green, blue, deep blue, purple, red, turquoise, gray, and white. 


Donkey Halter (soft yacht rope) made to fit the donkey’s head not the horse. We ship internationally. Looking for a quote to ship out of the U.S.A.? E-mail us at melody@donkeywhisperer.com we will get your order processed fast. 

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Donkeys Evolved From The Desert.

Thinking about bringing home a couple of donkeys?

Donkeys are smart not stubborn. Donkeys are visual learners meaning; Donkeys can watch you do something repetitively and repeat the process. Donkeys are wood eaters. Make sure you have excellent fences, gates and locks.

Donkeys love wood!

Please do not confuse eating wood as cribbing as its not. Donkeys evolved from the desert.

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Miniature Donkey Rocket Man.

 

 

Memories Of Our Baby Mammoth Donkey Growing Up

Howdy,

Rio our Mammoth donkey is thirteen years old 2019.

 

Rio age six is 16”1  hands at the withers, not the ears and yes he still has one more year of growing to do.  Rio is a Mammoth donkey 100% donkey no horse he will be full-grown at age seven, the bigger the equine the longer it takes for them to mature.  As the human owner, it is our responsibility to learn what age the equine is full-grown and what it takes to keep them in optimum health mentally, physically, and emotionally.  

Miniature donkeys are full-grown at age three.

Standard/burro age four.

Mammoth donkeys age six or seven. Rio was seven as he stands 16’2 hands tall. 

Preparation is the key to preparing a donkey to ride.

As a baby mammoth donkey, we took Rio, Lily, and Rocket Man for lots of trail walks to prepare for trail riding.  I highly suggest you do the same if your goal is to trail ride and you have an equine big enough and old enough to carry your weight.   Training the equine to load (trailer and carry weight) without stress is the most important thing to do as you do not want to be trying to trailer load in an emergency.  Any time you can spend with a youngster preparing them for what you want them to do as an adult is time well spent, it’s like laying a foundation on a house to make it strong and solid.

If you have young donkeys, mules, or horses please wait to do riding until they are full-grown as their bones, joints, and mind needs time to grow up.  If you wait for them to physically mature you will have a healthy and happy equine into their senior years if you push ahead too much too fast you can cripple the equine for life.

Rio (mammoth donkey)  two days old.

Rio nine months old – Look how GOD puts all the thick baby donkey fur on to keep him warm in the winter.

“Rio is 9 months old. this is the face I fell in love with a look at those eyes.

Rio at 9 months old

Rio at 1 year old

Rio with Lily at 1 year old just got home to our farm.

Taking Rio to another farm practicing trailer loading and meeting other horses – Rio is two years old here.

Going for trail walks not rides – Rio carried our lunch and water as he is still too young to ride age 3.

Rio and Melody age 3 (most famous photo) just got a bath and is wearing a cooler blanket after a bath.

Rio age 3.

Lily is five and Rio is almost four here Ponying up.

Rio age 5 2011

Rio age 6 summer 2012

Rio age 7. 

Rio Johnson age 13 (2019) our Mammoth donkey with Melody Johnson.

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

Melody Johnson, Donkey Behaviorist

Donkey Whisperer Farm ®

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Take a look at my new riding reins “Romal Split SOFT YACHT ROPE with 30 Spanish knots, a large popper. NO SPURS REQUIRED TO TRAIN the donkey, horse or mule to ride. 🙂  Select Our Store to order. Handmade in the U.S.A. 

Five Rules Trains A Donkey

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Donkeys Demand Trust From Humans.

1. Tame the donkey, prove you are trustworthy.

2. Teach The Donkey To Follow You As A Fair Leader.

3. Never Betray A Donkey

4.  Remember, Donkeys Have Photographic Memories

5. Stay On Donkey Time ®

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Train A Donkey Save A Donkey

We are all about donkeys

Donkey Whisperer Farm is all about donkeys! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine.

Donkeys who cannot come when called, pick up the foot, bite, kick are at risk for re-sale. Meat Buyers are waiting at sales. Please take the time to train your donkey. Your training will last a lifetime.

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Donkey Training “Say The Word Foot The Donkey Picks Up The Foot”

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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.

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 Health Tip – MUD

 

Here Comes The Rain
 
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 ® .

Donkey Whisperer Farm Trainer, Melody Johnson
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