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The Camelid Companion [Paperback]

Marty McGee Bennett


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Book Description

May 25 2001
The definitive guide to handling, training, and managing llamas and alpacas.

Learn to be the kind of person a camelid loves to be around and still get your management job done safely and efficiently.

If you already have Marty's first book, Llama Handling and Training the TTEAM Approach,referred to by many as the "Training Bible" then you will surely want to get the new testament! This is not a revision but a totally new book. Chock full of new techniques that Marty has developed over the last 10 years you will find this book absolutely indispensable as well as lots of fun to read.

This new book has detailed information on every aspect of camelid ownership- everything from wool to weaning and herding to halter fit. Chapters on Medical Herd Management, Herd Maintenance and Husbandry guide you through everything from the birth of a baby, to coping with emergencies, to assisting your veterinarian with medical procedures (reviewed for technical accuracy by both Dr. David Anderson and Dr. LaRue Johnson). Learn the Laws of Camelidynamics. Understand how your behavior is the key to training. Learn how physics, not force can help you accomplish previously challenging tasks such as injections and toenail trimming.

Whether you have 2 llamas or 200 alpacas this book is for you.

400 pages, hundreds of illustrations. Clever icons help you navigate through every aspect of training and caring for your camelid.

At over two pounds this big book is worth its weight in gold


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Raccoon Press (May 25 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970991606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970991607
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #602,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Camelid Book Written April 30 2003
By Audean Duespohl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Whether one is a novice or a long time owner of alpacas and/or llamas, this book has something for everyone. Some of the techniques seems so simple and sensible that one wonders why it took so long for someone to tell the lama community about how to work with these wonderful creatures successfully. It is amazing how a changing your behavior will alter and improve your relationship with your animals. The books is clearly written, explicit in detail, and right on target. It is filled with vital knowledge for all alpaca and llama owners! Tired of picking up your alpacas to get to move easily? Read this book! Try the techniques outlined in this book and you will have everyone asking you why your alpaca or llama responds so well to you and your wishes! If you can not read this book and find numerous tips on "training" yourself so that your alpacas or llamas can trust you and help you become a "team", then you are holding the book upside down! A "must" for everyone who loves alpacas and llamas.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Training Book May 15 2002
By "alpacalover" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is great. I'll try to tell you why I think so...This book tells you very much about training lamas. Almost every alpaca or llama breeder has 'problem animals.' This book will help you solve the problems.
It is not only very informative, Marty also uses humour. This will keep you reading even longer!
The book is highly priced but the book is really worth it! It counts 400 pages, full with info and pictures. As a llama or alpaca owner, it's a must have, and if you do not own lamas, this is a great way to begin learning about training and handling them!
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sound Training Discussions Dec 22 2003
By Howard T. Smith, Ph.D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Bennett's book provides a sound psychological and behavioral theory for all of the handling or training that a llama owner needs. She describes clearly how to handle and train any llama in an effective manner. No book explains llama behavior, handling, and training better than Bennett's.
Howard T. Smith, Ph.D.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ULTIMATE training guide for camelids! Aug. 27 2005
By Wabi Sabi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Having read every book I can get my hands on related to camelids (llamas and alpacas), I have found this book to be the 'end all' in my search for the ideal training program. The secret is that the animals don't need to be trained...the trainers do! This book clearly explains and demonstrates the skills required by the handler (aka 'human') that will transform your experience with your animals a hundred fold. Based upon the Tteam concepts developed by Linda Tellington, Marty McGee Bennett has fine-tuned those concepts as they related to camelids. If all camelid owners were exposed to these teachings, all of the llamas and alpacas would unite and hum "ALLELUIA!"
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and to the point!!! Feb. 27 2006
By L. Lapery - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'd been searching for information concerning the simple facts of alpaca rearing. A wonderful suggestion came to me from the owner of the Alpaca Digest, Peggy. I can't thank her enough for all her help and the wonderful suggestion to purchase this book! It truly is full of wonderful information which is going to prove totally useful in our future endeavor of raising alpacas. Thanks so much to Marty - whom I hope to meet one day soon! Good job!

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