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Three ways to increase your confidence with alpacas

Build your confidence and care for your alpacas like you want to. In this episode, we explore three simple things you can do to be a more confident owner.

Take the long view and keep trying.

  1. Know who is boss – hint, it is supposed to be you but work with the herd leader too.
  2. Stay safe – of course, this means don’t put yourself at risk but also help your alpacas view you as safe to be around. It keeps the temperature down and makes life easier for everyone.
  3. Small repetitions make for progress over time.

Think – what are they thinking? what are they feeling? – how can I improve the situation?

The aim is to build your alpaca’s confidence in you and also your own confidence in you.

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Training video by Claire Whitehead of Camelid veterinary Services a very experienced camelid vet – check out her website and Facebook page