Got this great magazine at Tractor Supply the other day when I was in there. Wonderful articles in it and something really interesting to me. Speaking donkey, you know talking to your donkey and what he means when he does certain things. Like for instance, Pokey with the head jerking, tail switching and stomping his feet. He's mad and he is letting me know it and that is also a bad attitude when it comes to feeding time. Bad Pokey!!!
Well, the book said to stomp the ground hard, use your hand behind you butt like a tail switching it and glare at them to get a response. LOL I did this to Pokey, just the foot stomping, when he came to eat with his little bad ass attitude and it stopped him in his tracks! He backed up with a surprised look on his face, the ears came up and he looked at me with a much more pleasant look on his face and asked if he could eat.
Yes, we WILL be working on his manners, no more little brat like in the picture below. Ears back, head jerked up and tail switching. Now we will ask politely for our supper or breakfast!
Who knew a foot stomp could mean so much???