Simply Alpaca

Is your relationship with your animals all you had hoped for?

Learn why camelids behave the way they do and let them teach you how to make handling and husbandry tasks easier and more enjoyable for both of you.

Understand how to be more efficient using methods that are safe, respectful, kind and fun.

This course will change the relationship you have with your animals forever.

Our training is based on the Camelidynamics approach which is a respectful and effective way to train and handle llamas and alpacas. Both Victoria and Roger are Senior Camelidynamics Consultants and have trained extensively with it's founder.

It was developed by Marty McGee Bennett who has over 30 years of experience with camelids. It is a collection of methods that represents the most positive least intrusive techniques for training and managing camelids.

Marty’s methods incorporate elements of TTouch and TTeam; principles and techniques developed by Linda Tellington Jones which have been thoughtfully adapted for llamas and alpacas.

More recently, we have looked to the world of behaviour and found that all of Marty's principles are supported by the science. We look more specifically at why our animals do what they do, recognising  how we make it difficult for our alpacas and llamas to do what we want. 

We will help you to learn how to train and manage your llamas and alpacas in a way that gives you an understanding of their behavior and the importance of balance and leverage in paving the way for cooperation instead of relying on restraint and force. Victoria has gained a Certificate of Excellence following an intensive 8 week international webinar course Living and Learning with Animals 2014 with Dr Susan Friedman of Utah State University. USA.
You will learn a set of skills that once mastered, make every animal easier to work with. Whether your difficulty lies in catching, haltering, and leading or husbandry tasks like injections or toe nail trimming, this approach based on Camelidynamics principles offers respectful, scientifically sound answers that anyone can learn and use safely and effectively.

What is Camelidynamics?

Camelidynamics is a respectful and effective approach to training and handling llamas and alpacas developed Marty McGee Bennett who has been a part of the camelid industry since 1981. The Camelidynamics approach incorporates TTEAM and TTOUCH principles and techniques (developed by Linda Tellington Jones) which have been thoughtfully adapted for llamas and alpacas. To learn more, visit http://www.camelidynamics.com/.

Victoria and Roger are both Camelidynamics Senior Consultants and are able to offer training in handling and husbandry and advice on handling and facility design.

What does the Camelidynamics Handler Seal signify?

Anywhere that you see Camelidynamics Handler Seal indicates that the individual has met minimum educational requirements and has made a comittment to support the Camelidynamics Guild Mission of treating the camelids in their care kindly, efficiently, and respectfully and to work in such a way that the process is fun. All qualified individuals have been evaluated during the course of their training and accepted as a Camelidynamics handler by Camelidynamics founder, Marty McGee Bennett and the Guild. Individuals bearing the seal have also agreed to participate in an on-going course of continuing education. 

How did we qualify?

We  are members of the Camelidynamics Guild and  become Senior Consultants by completing a 2-day Basics Clinic and many 4-day intensive, hands-on Advanced Clinics and a days TTouch course. We have dedicated ourselves to handling our camelids with respect and kindness and have agreed to support the Camelidynamics Guild Mission. We are committed to applying the philosophy and techniques of the Camelidynamics approach to the best of our ability and to continue developing our skills and knowledge.

 

For more details and to book your places go to: www.SimplyAlpaca.co.uk

 

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