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How do you break a donkey from biting? #7657666
08/25/22 08:33 AM
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That doesnt involve a gun? Lol

The little snot has starting nipping and short of busting it in the mouth..which i havent done..i dont know how to correct this behavior..or even if it can be corrected.

He just started it the last 3 days.

He doesnt do it all thd time but enough of the time that its a concern.

Do any of yall have any experience with donkeys that might help?

Thank you for your help in advance.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657670
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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657677
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Do like its momma did before weaned ..... kick it upside the head !

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657681
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A smack in the face when it nips might stop it, adjust force as required.

That's how I teach my pups not to nip and bite. First step I say "no bite" and immediately quit paying attention to them. If it continues they get a light rap on the snout with the same message, "no bite." I never have to get very forceful, they seem to get it pretty quickly.

I don't know anything about donkeys though.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657682
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Needs some ground work and wear it out. Also, when it attempts to bite smack it on the nose.

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657685
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Pain is a very good teacher. That is why Momma always smacked our behinds when we were bad. Not saying you have to put a 2x4 up side his head, but a swat on the nose might work. You don't want them to be scared of you, just let them know they did something wrong.

Edit: The nut put it better than I could. I didn't see his post before I posted.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657710
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You should never discipline with force; you should put the donkey in Time-Out and tell him he's not bad but his behavior is- that seemed to serve us well as a society mad

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657721
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40 years training horses. As stated pop it in the nose and adjust level as needed. It their way of starting figure out if they can establish dominance over u. Bad habit to start but easy to fix especially early on.

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657733
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Make it stand in the corner.
If that doesn't work use your fish bonker to smack him.

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657735
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Bite his ear hard


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: Eagleye] #7657738
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
You should never discipline with force; you should put the donkey in Time-Out and tell him he's not bad but his behavior is- that seemed to serve us well as a society mad



Yes that has worked well with this generation of kids. If this behavior is allowed to continue the donkey will soon identify as a gerbil or something and come home one day with purple hair and a lip ring.


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657740
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Just like any other training, make the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. Like others have stated, a sharp pop on the nose every time it nips. Donít be too soft with it either, you want itís nose to smart a bit. You donít have to beat the bejesus out of it, but if it doesnít sting some it wonít learn.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657752
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And you gotta do it EVERY time, donít let it get away with ANY nips, no matter how small. Right now itís trying to figure out just how much it can get away with. Consistency is key


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657777
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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657783
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I worked with a guy that had an Arabian mare that was bad to bite if you left your are on the fence too long. He had a Wyoming cowboy from the nearby air base come to his place and got bit. That cowboy jumped over the fence grabbed her tung and pulled it out the side of her mouth and rolled it between his hands until it was dry. My buddy said she never bit anyone again .

Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657784
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It is a sign of disrespect so it cannot be tolerated. From what I have seen (in horses) a lot of times it is proceeded by someone hand feeding which is a bad idea.

The only horses I ever had that would continue to push its luck came up behind me and caught an elbow in the snout. That was the end of it so you can fill in the blanks


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657787
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Well a.smack on the nose worka for the sheep usually but ive never raised a donkey so i wasnt sure. I defunitely cant let him get ge upperhand or he could hurt someone.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657796
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Good advice in many comments.

Horses, mules, donkeys, if you watch them and how they work out their order of bosses, they aren't dainty about it. They can really thump on each other. Take hair out of each other's hides.

So a pop on the muzzle isn't going to hurt them . A sharp smack in that soft area in between the nostrils and jawline, under the eye, just above the nostrils, is a sensitive area and that really gets their attention.

As mentioned, just like dog training, or human kids, consistency is the key.

That rule, in training anything , animal or human, is an easy rule to remember.

Smack him quick, as soon as he nips. Don't wait for seconds. As soon as he is drawing back from a nip, he is smacked sharply. When he looks startled , don't then coddle him with petting, as if you're sorry. Let him think about it, but after that, be polite when he wants to be good. Reward that.

It won't take but a couple smacks or so until he gets it. They catch on fast.


Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657797
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I had a friend who had a horse that would try to bite your left shoulder as you approached to mount.
She finally taped a super-hot baked potato to her shoulder and let the horse bite it.
That was the last time I ever saw it try to bite.


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Re: How do you break a donkey from biting? [Re: cathryn] #7657798
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grin Well THAT'S how to handle a hot horseshoe, as they say !

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