Llamas are a bit like horses… and a bit like dogs. They have their own culture, their own opinions, their own likes and dislikes. They’re cooperative critters. Give a llama half a chance to be reasonable and she’d love to go along with whatever you have in mind.
Unfortunately, since they’re not as big as horses and don’t have teeth like dogs, most people don’t bother teaching them anything. Why teach an animal something when you can control her physically and force her to do what you want?
So sad for the llama, who has to regard humans as scary monsters! So sad for the human who never meets the intelligent, cooperative, gently animal they have in their pasture!
This manual was written to help you get to know that wonderful spirit. It will work best if you go through it in order rather than jumping around. Let’s get started!