Alpacas Don’t Do That!

September 13, 2013.  Creswell, Oregon.  Are you doing what you are meant to do in life? Are you enjoying every day and inspiring others in positive ways?  In Alpacas Don’t Do That: How Training Alpacas Taught Me To Think Beyond Limits, alpaca enthusiast and trainer, Cindy Myers of Creswell Oregon, shares her alpaca journey and how training alpacas has transformed her life.  Through her background in energy work and positive reinforcement training, she applies these skills in her work with Huacaya and Suri alpacas.  Myers also shares how she came into the alpaca industry and how working with these curious camelids for nearly a decade has changed her life.

Now available, Alpacas Don’t Do That a 128-page paperback can be purchased for $11.99 online at, wholesale through CreateSpace, or the author via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  It can also be found at various farm stores online.
“I’m excited to share my journey of how alpacas have truly changed the direction of my life.  It is my hope that sharing my story will inspire others to see what is possible if we allow ourselves to go after what we are meant to do and not what society has told us we should be doing” says Myers.
Alpacas Don’t Do That takes the reader on the author’s journey of self-discovery.  Myers illuminates her journey from engineer to expert alpaca trainer.  She explores energy work, training, and behavior management with alpacas.  She has developed a program that is a perfect blend of her experiences and background in engineering, psychology and Reiki Relaxation Techniques.  Myers has trained hundreds of alpacas and in Alpacas Don’t Do That she shares her various techniques, successes, and failures.  She also discusses how her work with alpacas can influence others to achieving positive results in behavior management in their daily life.  While working her ranch of 14 Huacaya and 16 Suri alpacas, Myers teaches seminars and works with clients on how to implement her program into their own farm.  She has nearly a decade of experience with alpacas which has led to her development and adaptation of a clicker-training program for animals.

“My goal for the book is to open readers’ minds and expand the thinking about their own lives.  This book can be of interest to more than alpaca owners.  Animal clicker trainers will find this book particularly of interest and people who do Reiki, healing touch, TTouch, etc. will find some gems in it too.  The book covers those three main areas and it is my hope that the reader, especially animal owners, can further develop their intuitive abilities with alpacas or other animals that they are working with.   When handled in a positive, respectful fashion, animals and specifically alpacas can be so much easier to work with and owners can truly cultivate a relationship with them.  Ultimately, life is about enjoying where you are and what you are doing.  I’ve learned that training alpacas is what I am meant to do” says Myers.

Alpacas are now one of North America’s fastest growing livestock.  Originating in the Andes of South America Alpacas came to North American and the United States in the early 1980's.  The first alpacas were imported to the United States in 1983.  Since then the North American herd has steadily grown. Today there are more than 175,000 alpacas in the United States, with the highest populations of alpacas found in Ohio, Washington, and Oregon.

“I hope that Alpacas Don’t Do That and the journey that I share, will inspire everyone, not just alpaca or livestock owners.  Each person in this world, no matter the background, race, or gender that we come from can learn to enjoy life more fully and do our very best in whatever we do,” says Myers.

Author Cindy Myers owns and operates Alpacas at Hum Sweet Hum, a 5 acre alpaca farm where she breeds, raises, boards and trains more than 30 alpacas.  She has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University.  She is also certified in Level II Reiki and the TAGTEACH Positive Reinforcement Techniques.  She regularly teaches workshops in Positive Reinforcement Techniques and is also a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner.  Myers has published articles in AOBA Alpaca Magazine on how to handle alpacas in the show ring and also writes an inspiring and entertaining weekly blog illustrating her daily trials and tribulations with alpacas at  Alpacas fuel Myers other passions which include writing, spinning alpaca fleece into yarn, and training her three dogs: Wiley, an Australian Shepherd, Moose a Great Pyrenees and Livestock Guardian, and a Golden Retriever named Harper.

Alpacas Don’t Do That is available for $11.99 at, wholesale through CreateSpace publishing company at, or the author via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For interviews or additional press information contact Cindy Myers at (541)232-5263.