TTouch and TTEAM for Behaviour Solutions

The Forward Thinking Approach to Training, Handling and Rehabilitation

What is TTouch?

Tellington TTouch is a kind, positive way of working with our animals.    It was developed over 30 years ago by Linda Tellington-Jones and is now used in countries all over the world by many people who work with animals, trainers,  behaviour councillors, riders and  riding instructors as well as owners. 

The link between posture and behaviour is recognised by TTouch Practitioners.  By using TTouches on the body, Groundwork Exercises and/or body wraps, where appropriate, we can release tension and create calm and a sense of well being.   This increases an animals self confidence and self control which helps them move beyond reacting instinctively to situations.

Observations are a key part of the TTouch work.  The practitioners observe how the dog stands, moves, their posture and their balance.   By observing how a dog responds to stimuli, texture and appearance of the coat, dry or greasy coat, tension in the head, ears and tail etc.   The Practitioners pays close attention to how the animal responds to contact on its body and its ability to move through the groundwork and alters the session accordingly.    We work within an animal's comfort zone, and focus on what they can achieve, not what they can't. 

The Tellington TTouch has a great effect on the animal's ability to focus and influence their responses.   Some behaviours that have been part of the animal's life for a long time can be altered through using TTouch. 

Why use TTouch?

TTouch is a valuable tool that can help animals overcome a variety of problems including:

Dislike of contact

  • fear of the vet
  • grooming issues
  • handling issues
  • reluctance to be petted
  • body defensiveness due to injury
  • hand shyness

Noise sensitivity

  • fear of thunder and fireworks
  • loud noises

Hyperactivity

  • jumping up
  • excesssive chewing
  • boisterousness
  • spinning
  • lack of concentration
  • excessive vocalizing

Show Animals

  • Gait irregularities
  • poor performance
  • nervousness in the ring

Lack of balance

  • pulling on the lead
  • travel sickness
  • training difficulties
  • gait irregularities

Nervousness

  • fear biting
  • timidity
  • lack of confidence
  • reluctance to socialize
  • separation anxiety

TTouch is not a replacement for appropriate veterinary attention and should never be used as such.  If you suspect that the animal in your care has a physical problem please consult your vet.  TTouch is very much complementary to veterinary care for the health and benefit of your animals.