Could man get a new best friend? Llamas who think they are dogs and have learned how to fetch come top of obedience class
You mutt be joking. Seven loopy llamas - and an alpaca called Banksy - have started to think they're dogs after coming top of the class in obedience lessons.
Many llamas and alpacas are afraid of the halter because they are afraid of having their mouth touched. Once you have caught your animal balance him with a catch rope and begin on the jaw moving forward to the mouth and gently touch the mouth between the lips.
When working with a frightened animal or one that runs when you approach use a wand and rope to incrementalize your approach instead of trapping the animal in a corner. Once the rope is around the neck you can use it to help the animal stay in balance as you make small movements toward the animal. Skip this step and you will have to trap animals in a corner to catch them. Work in a small pen and always stand behind the eye and offer an escape route inside the pen.
CAMELIDynamics Training Alpacas, Llamas & Their People
The panel is your friend! When working with llamas and alpacas always work in a catch pen approximately 9x9 feet and position your animal along the panel to help the animal keep his balance.
An Introduction to Clicker Training
From Virginia Broitman and Sherri Lippman's The How of Bow Wow, this clear overview of clicker training gives you the basics in just one minute! From the Cli...