I am delighted to bring you an interview with a special guest for this episode of Alpaca Tribe. I first met Marty McGee Bennett on one of her four-day intensive CamelDynamics Courses back in 2009. The impact remains to this day.
Marty describes Camelidynamics as having five pillars:
"I want to do things that feel safe. I want to be kind. I want to be respectful. I want to have fun. And I want all of that to be supported by good science. By a scientific approach to the behaviour of animals and how to work with that to your advantage and still have animals feel safe in their environment."
From her beginnings with a difficult black stallion, pioneering with llamas and going after a better way to work with Camelids, Marty's journey is testament to the passion she has for learning practically how to make animals feel safe in our presence - and the reward that it brings. Join me as we hear how the foundations developed for this valuable and practical approach to living with our animals.
Part two will follow next week where we discuss what Marty has been up to during the pandemic, how she has "joined the information age" and how you an engage with Marty and her work, even if you can't get to a workshop at the moment - yes there was so much great content we couldn't fit it all into one episode. See you again soon.