West Shires Alpaca Group September Event

1 September 2015

“Why do they do that?”
A presentation by Victoria Barrett, SimplyAlpaca, on Saturday 19th September 2015, 14:00 – 17:00.
Venue: Kings Lodge, Alcester Road, Flyford Flavell, Worcestershire. WR7 4DF

What do you normally do when your alpaca doesn’t do what you want it to or you think it ought to? Usually apply more muscle, raise your voice, have a domestic as tempers fray and deploy more rope and/or more helpers?  How does that leave you feeling? More importantly  what has your alpaca learned? Probably how to better avoid you!
Learning how alpacas think and react and how your behaviour affects theirs can only increase your communication with them and help them to overcome their instinct to run. Hidden in the complex world of behaviour is a simple, often underutilized, fact that there is never just behaviour. Behaviour never occurs in a vacuum or sprays out of an animal haphazardly like water from a leaky showerhead, independent of conditions. Behaviour always depends on the environment in some way. And we are part of that environment.
Camelidynamics is a science based approach to and is a collection of methods that represent the most positive least intrusive techniques for training and managing alpacas. In this presentation we will introduce you to some of the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Science and how Camelidynamics can  help you to learn how to handle and manage your alpacas  in a way that gives you an understanding of behaviour and the importance of balance and leverage in paving the way for cooperation instead of relying on restraint and force.
If you would like to attend this event please contact Victoria Barrett to reserve your place(s). WSAG members no charge, non members £3.
Contact details: simplyalpaca@btinternet.com  Mobile: 07980 587562
Attendance at this event is not conditional on being a member of the British Alpaca Society and /or  the West Shires Alpaca Group. With this in mind please bring this event to the attention of any ‘non members’ you know with an interest in Alpaca.


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