Tellington Touch or TTouch
What is TTouch?
TTouch is a very gentle method of
working with our companion animal friends. This method is based on trust, cooperation
and mutual respect. It offers a
positive approach to training, can improve performance and health and
presents solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. It also
helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through
increased understanding and more effective communication.
In TTouch we utilize a variety of
techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior,
performance, health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and
ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment.
are the components?
there are three components to the TTouch Method; we use the Touches, leading exercises,
and confidence course - also known as the playground for higher
learning. We use all three
components when we are working with larger animals like horses and dogs, and
with smaller animal companions, we incorporate the touches and s.
TTouch is based on the principal that posture
affects behavior and our main focus is on body awareness through non-habitual movements.
Using a combination of specific
touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps to release tension and stress, and to
increase body awareness. This allows the animal to be handled without provoking
typical fear responses. The animal can then more easily learn new and more
By using the TTouch and a variety of other tools, like
the Confidence Course, you can assist the animal in experiencing
self-confidence in previously frightening situations. Even the most difficult
problems are often eliminated.
You can also learn how to apply the Tellington
TTouch to assist with recovery from illness or injury, or just enhance the
quality of your animal's life.