am sorry you are having trouble with your alpaca.
Cushing is a common problem with alpacas and it is
not always easy to fix. Animal handling is a skill
just like skiing or tennis and to become proficient
by reading about it is not easy. I suggest that you
consider a clinic at some point in the future. Until
you have a chance to attend a clinic my big book the
Camelid Companion may help. It has much more
detail than I can offer in this Q and A format. An
article on my website "Retraining
the Problem Import" may help even though your alpaca
may not be an import.
How you set up your barn, how you catch your
alpacas, the size and shape of the pen you are using
how your halter fits, how long your lead is and how
you are using your hands on the lead are all
critical to solving this problem. If you are new at
alpacas trying to solve this problem with too little
information and training is like riding the ski lift
up to the very top of the mountain and expecting to
ski down like a pro when you are a beginner.
only be frustrated and disappointed. Her behavior is
probably coming from fear... could be fear of
control, fear of leaving the herd, or perhaps she
doesn't understand what you want and cushing out of
Animal handling is a huge part of being successful
with your alpaca business taking a class will save
you time money and cut down drastically on your
frustration. I hope to meet you at a clinic one day.