The Tellington TTouch Method is a unique approach to animal training and care developed by internationally known trainer, teacher, and author, Linda Tellington-Jones. Based on understanding and respect for our animal friends, this gentle method promotes well-being and adaptive behaviour through an integrated approach that helps to reduce stress and build confidence.
The foundation of the Tellington TTouch Method is a specific form of light circular touches and strokes known as TTouch®. Done with mindfulness and awareness of breath, this form of touch induces a state of relaxation and increased body awareness in animals and people alike.
The combination of the TTouch body work with unique movement exercises improves focus and attention, allowing optimal learning to take place. By using a variety of other tools that also assist the animal to experience a sense of confidence in previously frightening or challenging situations, even the most difficult problems are often eliminated with just a few sessions. The Tellington Method also provides people with a wonderful means of deepening the bond they share with their animal companions.
The Tellington TTouch Method is used by many animal professionals. The list includes groomers, pet sitters, trainers, animal behaviourists, shelter and rescue workers, breeders, vets, vet technicians, and competitors in agility, obedience, tracking. Of course, anyone who shares their life with animals can use the Tellington Method!
Once we dispel the anxiety and stress our animals have we can introduce successful learning. It’s been a grand adventure becoming a Practitioner and I’m looking forward to sharing techniques, all of which are easy to learn, and subsequent successes with you.