When:

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT
-to-
Monday, May 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM PDT

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Where:

Sunhill Orchard
5983 OLD WEST SAANICH ROAD
Victoria, BC


 
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Contact

Cathy Christopher and Marty McGee Bennett
CAMELIDynamics
http://sunhillorchard.ca/

(250) 679-8121

marty@camelidynamics.com


 

SUNHILL ORCHARD IS HOME TO 11 ALPACAS, AN ELDERLY LLAMA AND A 33 YEAR OLD HORSE. AS WELL AS LIVESTOCK, CROPS INCLUDE

APPLES AND BLUEBERRIES. LOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL SAANICH PENINSULA IT IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE CITY AS WELL AS TO TRANSPORTATION TO THE MAINLAND BY FERRY OR AIR.

 

Join us for three days of learning a kind, efficient, safe, and science based approch to training and managing llamas and alpacas. Save time and have more fun!

VICTORIA IS A BEAUTIFUL AND LIVED CITY WITH LOTS TO DO! BUTCHART GARDENS IS A 10 MINUTE DRIVE, AND THE AREA HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER....MARKETS, WHALE WATCHING, A GREAT MUSEUM AND GOOD SHOPPING.


Event Specifics

What is provided:  coffee, beverages and snacks in the morning, and lunch each day.  

Airports:  Victoria International 20 minutes from the venue.  

Weather to expect:  Variable weather check he weather forecast before you pack!  


Lodging:  Howard Johnsons 11 minutes to venue. 15 minutes fro downtown Victoria. Some rooms pet friendly... To obtain the course rates (approximately a $25 canadian per day discount, registration needs to be done by phone to the Reservations Supervisor.  His name is Seven.  

Other hotels options... 

Accent Inns close to downtown

Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa a swanky option on the water

Guest Suites on Bevenuto Small Inn about 10 minutes from the farm


 Travel Tip: If you haven't visited the area before consider coming to Victoria by ferry, eithe from Vancouver or Washington State. It is a lovely trip!

For more information about the area: 

www.victoriachamber.ca

www.peninsulachamber.ca

Cancellation Policy:  For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the clinic, a refund (less a $50 dollar processing fee) will be given. Because of the financial commitment necessary as the clinic date approaches we cannot offer refunds within 30 days of the event.  If for some reason, you cannot attend, a rain check (equivalent value) will be issued for attendance at another CAMELIDynamics event. 

CAMELIDynamics reserves the right to cancel any event, if necessary, because of circumstances beyond our control or in the rare circumstance when enrollment is deemed insufficient. In this case, ALL deposits, tuition and processing fees will be fully refunded. Participants are encouraged to consider flight and hotel insurance. 



 

 

 


 





Pass it on...it IS really true, Marty is really coming here!  We are having a three Day CAMELIDynamics Clinic!

There is no substitute for seeing CAMELIDynamics in action...

 ...taught by the person who invented it!  Marty has traveled over a million miles around the world teaching her brand of animal understanding.  It isn’t enough to have a mastery of the material, a teacher must be able to excite and inspire. Marty is exceptional at both. She uses training aids she developed herself, along with a variety of role playing exercises designed to help owners really understand their wooly buddies.

There is nothing like feeling what it is like to wear a halter or to be led, to give you a whole different point of view. Have fun, be inspired and leave with a higher level of skill and understanding. If you have been to a clinic in the past* consider coming back for a refresher and see for yourself how the method is constantly evolving. 


Day 1: Introduction to Camelidynamics and the Science of Behavior

The keystone of Marty’s educational program is the Introduction to CAMELIDynamics.  Learn why CAMELIDynamics is the most popular training system for camelids and is still going strong after 30 years!
Learn:
  • CAMELIDynamics what it is, how it can help you

  • The Science of Behavior–why doing things in a kind and respectful way is also the most scientifically sound approach

  • The basics of balance and the physics of animal handling

  • Herding, catching, haltering

  • Halter fitting–the magical effect of understanding how a halter works

  • TTouch and using bodywork as means of communication with your llama or alpaca

  • MORE!

 

Day 2: The CAMELIDynamics Approach to Herd Management - Have more fun AND get more done! 

Learn how to effectively and calmly complete the herd management requirements of all camelid owners.
  • The magic of the midline catch and the bracelet

  • Learn to use a neck wrap

  • Picking up feet, trimming toenails

  • Organizing a shearing day and "Shearing Tips and Tricks"

  • Giving injections without restraint

  • Helping your vet

  • Organizing your facility

  • Raising and training respectful and confident babies

  • Working without restraint, creating and using the CAMELIDynamics Handing Facility

Day 3: Leading with balance and refinement/ Introduction to Clicker Training

Leading well serves you: on the trail, out with the public or in the show ring. Learn refined leading techniques to help you and your camelid become a finely honed team.
  • Learn how to get an animal to stand still on the lead

  • Balance, Balance, Balance! Learn how understanding it helps you with herd management as well as how to show your animal to his or her best advantage

  • Learn how your behavior effects your animal on the lead rope

  • Learn how a halter works and how to make the halter work to communicate what you want your llama or alpaca to do.

  • Leading with refinement, competing over obstacles, trailering, and teaching to wear a pack or costume

  • Using bodywork for your llama or alpaca as a way of relaxing him before, during, and after competition

  • Obstacles and how to use them to create confidence that will (SURPRISE) help you trim toenails and give injections more easily

  • The basics of event marker training:  teaching a behavior, putting it on cue, specifics of how to set up for clicker training with camelids (clicker training) including hands-on exercises and practice
  • The Camelid Clicker Cookbook

* If you have attended a two or three day clinic in the past, email Marty at marty@camelidynamics.com with the date and location to receive a substantial discount on your attendance at this event.

Please note that each days build on the previous day. You are welcome to sign up for day 1 and 2 but NOT day 2 and 3. 

 

 Registration fees are in US funds! 

Learn to use your hands to teach balance.

  • Be the kind of person who has the skill to seemingly work magic with animals. 
  • Develop a sense of awareness that helps you see indications of problematic behavior BEFORE it is really a problem.
  • Create a relationship with an animal with your hands that will change forever the way you work with animals. 

Learn to lead with elegance and style.

  • Use refined leading techniques to create a state of balance and calm.
  • Learn to be the kind of person who others ask... How do you DO that? 

 

Join others from around the world who use balance and finesse, instead of restraint, to accomplish herd management tasks. 



       


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