PLTA Mentors are members who have generously volunteered to assist other members in their endeavors. They have made themselves available to you to answer questions and assist you in your llama endeavors. These people make no claims to be the absolute expert in their field, instead, they simply are willing to share what they know and help you on your way. Their opinions  are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Pack Llama Trail Association.

Currently the number of Mentors is limited, but we hope to eventually have people available for at least the following topics. If you would like to become a member and share your priceless llama knowledge, please contact the Board of Directors.

PLTA Mentors are members who have generously volunteered to assist other members in their endeavors. They have made themselves available to you to answer questions and assist you in your llama endeavors. These people make no claims to be the absolute expert in their field, instead, they simply are willing to share what they know and help you on your way. Their opinions  are their own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Pack Llama Trail Association.

Currently the number of Mentors is limited, but we hope to eventually have people available for at least the following topics. If you would like to become a member and share your priceless llama knowledge, please contact the Board of Directors.

Organizing and Managing Pack Trials

Becky Cunningham
Burns Llama Trailblazers
Burns, Oregon
Phone: (541) 589-0840
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Becky has been serving as Trial Chairperson for PLTA pack trials for over fifteen years. Her many adventures at the helm of two-day events for all levels have given her a great deal of experience to call on, especially considering that the trial organizers consisted of the members of the local llama 4H group. Becky is happy to share her experience and knowledge to help take the stress out of your trial hosting efforts.

Llama Training

Anne Sheeter
Burns Llama Trailblazers
Burns, Oregon
Phone: (541) 573-2628
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Anne manages the female herd and schools the crias for Burns Llama Trailblazers. She has studied the Mallon Method, clicker training and many other techniques for establishing communications with young animals. Her program takes a cria from birth through basic management and obstacle training. By the time they are weaned her llama students are ready to compete in performance classes or begin their back-country training.  Besides training llamas Anne is an experienced dog trainer and teaches in the public schools. She excels at sorting out learning challenges and finding ways for her student, whether they have four legs or two, to succeed at surmounting their challenges. Anne takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge.

Herd Management

Currently there are no people serving as mentors for herd management. Everything from how to trim toenails to best breeding practices falls under this heading. All llama owners occasionally find themselves in need of assistance in this area. If you are experienced in herd management issues, please consider becoming a mentor and making your knowledge available to others.

Genetics

Currently there are no people serving as mentors for llama genetics. If you are experienced in this area, please consider volunteering to share your knowledge.