Marty McGee Bennett has been leading the way in training and
handling alpacas and llamas since the early days of the North
American camelid industry. Marty's approach has evolved over
the years and includes her extensive TTEAM and TTouch training
with Linda Tellington Jones. Marty was the first practitioner
TTEAM-certified specifically for training llamas and alpacas
and the only TTEAM instructor for camelids.
With this knowledge and an uncanny ability to read camelid behavior,
she has applied the essential physical principals of balance
and leverage and the result is CAMELIDynamics™, an effective
and respectful management, handling and training approach for
llamas and alpacas.
Why Consider Using CAMELIDynamics™?
Put away your binoculars and get close to your animals. Learn
CAMELIDynamics™ and you will learn how to behave in a way
that makes your wooly buddies feel safe in your presence. A llama
or an alpaca that feels safe is content to stand quietly as you
work with him. Your camelid will do NOTHING and you will accomplish
How do you want your alpaca to respond when you approach to
catch him? What do you want your llama to do when you put his
halter on? What do we want our llamas and alpacas to DO when
we are busy trimming toenails, grooming or giving an injection?
Think about it. The answer to all these questions is ... nothing.
Restraint is only necessary when an animal feels compelled to
use his flight or fight response to danger. Learn which of your
behaviors camelids find dangerous and threatening. Learn alternatives
to these behaviors and you are on your way to restraint free
handling. No more grabbing, no more wrestling, no more cushing,
no more spitting, no more chasing.
Here on our alpaca farm we are working to become qualified
practitioners in the art of CAMELIDYNAMICS and we treat every
animal on our farm with care, knowledge, respect and efficiency.
Alpacas purchased from us will have been handled at all times
in the recommended fashion and will have learned that there is
nothing to fear from humans. A purchase from us comes complete
with an introduction to the Camelidynamics handling techniques
and we run weekend courses on the basics of the (see our section
of the website entitled “courses” for next available
dates). We are truly committed to this wonderful way of working
with alpacas – indeed with all living things.