Saturday, March 13, 2010

More Halter Training

Yesterday we spent a little time with our two youngest alpacas and the halter. 

Our smallest halters are still too big for these little guys, but I feel the sooner they get comfortable with being caught and haltered, the better it is for all of us.  So my goal was to have them stand quietly with the halter and lead in place.  Both Captain Jack and Eduardo reached that place as well as took a few steps when I asked them too.

Captain Jack, like his sister Daisy, was a bit of a drama queen at first.

Gus and Yoda came over to check on Jack, while Frieda and Eduardo watched.

Jack did relax.  He stood here for quite a while.  Then took a few steps on the lead.

The alpaca dog was not allowed to help.

Eduardo was second up, and took the halter very well.  He relaxed and started walking very quickly.  Perhaps watching Captain Jack helped him feel more comfortable.

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