Each afternoon as I head back outside I am working on a training game with the herd.
I have carrot treats in my pocket. When I say a donkey’s name it is his/her turn for a carrot bit. It has been helping a lot with ‘manners’. Darby, Rosie and Paco are quite good about waiting until their name is called.
Bella … not so much! 😉 But she is learning. They spread themselves out in a circle around me and I can easily turn to each one.
When the treats are done I hold up my hand – palm out. They all know that signal now.
You can see Bella’s ears go back as she lets it be known loud and clear she doesn’t like it when there is no more left!
Rosie reads the signal very quickly and then heads on back over to the hay bins. Darby stands close by … just in case I’m not serious. And Paco … well he likes to make sure there isn’t a lick of goodies left. 😉
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