Keeping & Handling alpacas

for new owners/those buying in the near future/those just looking to know more
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Thursday April 18th 2024 - 9.30am- 4pm

If you are a new owner or planning to buy alpacas in the near future or thinking about the possibility of owning in the future then this course gives you a thorough grounding in the basics of keeping alpacas covering both theory and practical aspects.


We can offer a full day course on keeping and handling alpacas with lunch, completion certificate and hand outs included. The course is British Alpaca Society approved and is held at Yew Tree Alpacas, Anstey, Buntingford, Herts SG9 0DA



Cost is £95 including lunch (No vat)


As British Alpaca Society (BAS) Affiliate Trainers Yew Tree Alpacas can run BAS approved courses which use a set of modules written and approved by BAS.  As highlighted above this course is a BAS affiliate course and will use modules approved by them.


There will be a mix of  theory and practical sessions throughout the day. It will be split into two main sections basic day to day husbandry and healthcare in the morning followed by handling and halter training in the afternoon. Lunch will be provided with refreshments during the day. 



The BAS modules 1-3 will be covered;


   Feeding & basic management

   Vaccination Illness & ailments

   Basic Halter Training - Herding & Catching, Fitting headcollars, basic halter training


Time for questions over tea & biscuits before you go


Also includes...


  • lunch (sandwiches, nibbles and bakes)
  • Coffee, tea & cold drinks at the start during the morning aswell as with lunch 
  • Hand outs covering the subject areas covered on the course
  • BAS Completion Certificate


Please do contact us to discuss more fully, we are happy answer any questions or queries before booking email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can book direct above at our online shop


If the dates above are inconvenient for you please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will contact you when we have the next date confirmed
 There are a maximum of 9 places and we require a minimum of 5 bookings. If there are less than 5 bookings the course will either be cancelled (you will be fully refunded) or an alternative date given. 


 Lots of excellent information, practical on hand experiences to try.


 Loved every minute!


March 2022



Particularly interested in feet trimming as I was unsure, but Penny and Stephen
have shown how easy it really is.




March 2022



 Most useful were the practical aspects:


  • head collars
  • leading
  • how to handle
  • worming/vaccines
  • fencing /housing 


January 2022


I learnt a lot, aspects on what I had wondered about have started to make sense.


The practical was very useful and also a reality check.


January 2022