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Camelidynamics! MOPACA Winter Seminar 2024

  • 3 Feb 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom (9 am central time)


  • Those who are not members of MOPACA are welcome. Price is $50 per Zoom link usage.

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Learn from the expert!

The MOPACA 2024 Winter Seminar is Camelidynamics! and will be held on February 3,  2024 from 9 am to 3:30 pm (Central Time) Registration closes January 27, 2024. 

Marty McGee Bennett’s first llama jumped off the back of a pickup truck and into her heart in 1981.  Since then, Marty has devoted her professional life to the well-being of llamas and alpacas and the education of camelid enthusiasts. 

She brings a variety of experience and qualifications to her work with camelids, including a B.S. degree in Animal Behavior and many years spent as a professional fiber artist.  Marty’s knowledge of the science of behavior, combined with 30 years' experience with TTEAM and TTouch (The Tellington-Jones Every Animal Method) and the principals of balance and leverage has made Camelidynamics popular with owners and veterinarians alike. She is the only non-veterinarian invited to write chapters on handling and training for both veterinary textbooks “Llama and Alpaca Care” and Medicine Surgery of Camelids. Her second sense with both animals and people make “Camelidynamics” the world’s most enduring training/handling system for camelids.

Conducting hundreds of clinics in North America and around the world, including numerous trips to Australia, New Zealand and Europe and South America have kept Marty on the road for much of the past 40 years.  Marty, her husband Brad and their golden doodle Stanley now live in New Smyrna Beach Florida. Marty no longer raises camelids, but far from being retired she continues to teach online and travel the world teaching her special brand of camelid understanding.

Topics Discussed Include:

9:00-10:15am: CATCH 22  The way you catch your camelid CHANGES everything.

If you are looking to improve the relationship you have with your llama or alpaca, look no further than the way you catch him.  Learn simple alternatives that create a profound difference in the relationship you have with your animals.

10:30-11:30am: The Science of Behavior

Behavior and its implications for training and handling put you in the drivers seat in terms of outcomes.

11:30am-12:45pm:  Lunch and Member meeting (all registrants welcome)

1:00-2:15pm:  Aggression in Llamas and Alpacas 

For over 35 years I have been consulting with people about problematic potentially dangerous behavior in camelids. In this talk I will share with you what I have learned about what the problem actually is, how you recognize that you might have a problem and how to change the dynamic.

2:30-3:30pm:  Using the principles of Camelidynamics to make herd management easier

Learn what an antecedent arrangement is and how it will help you make short work of herd management.

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