Why am I laughing? I tried it and it worked! A llama isn’t a puppy. If you go up and say “Good Llama!” as a reward, you might get spit in the face. However, a llama farmer once told me, try turning your back – then it might follow you. Are your people llamas or puppies? Some just love it when you come bounding over with enthusiasm and support their great work. But if you are a “llama?” They would prefer space, a calm word and then be thinking, please, will you go away? Don’t mix up your extroverts and introverts. But it can get really tricky. Llamas are soooo soft and fluffy! Surely, they must want you to pat them? Think again. Take time to know who you are leading.
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