The T.Touch Method is not simply “training” a specific behaviour, but actually providing the animal with the education to adapt, cooperatively to different situations.
During your consultation we will look at the connection between physical, mental, and emotional balance and use a variety of exercises where we can improve posture and balance, self-awareness, self-control, self-confidence and a feeling of safety. When an animal becomes equipped with these skills they are able to, “act rather than strictly react” and will be able to make better choices.
T.Touch offers positive solutions to common behavioural and health-related issues, including; inappropriate aggression, car sickness, separation anxiety, excessive barking, chewing, jumping up and leash-pulling in dogs, resistance to grooming, nervousness, shyness, thunder phobia etc.
The foundation of the Tellington T.Touch Method is a specific form of light circular touches and strokes.
Mindful and gentle, this form of touch induces a state of relaxation and increased body awareness in animals. The combination of the T.Touch 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.
Mindful work on the lead enables an animal to override habitual patterns of posture and movement and to learn without fear or force. Lead work can help with reactivity, lead pulling, and many other “issues”. Changing postural patterns through movement can change behavioural patterns associated with pain or tension and help create consistent, comfortable, loose-lead walking without the use of corrections.
Tellington T.Touch exercises in the “Confidence Course”, using a variety of elements (including labyrinth, ground poles and surfaces) result in improved self-control, focus, self-confidence, cooperation, balance and coordination.
Contrary to many people’s first thought, body wraps are in no way restrictive or tight. They do not force the body into any position, rather they remind the nervous system about where it is in space and seems to “reset” or at least reveal habitual patterns or tension and bracing which in turn can have an impact on behaviour.
T.Touch compliments other types of training, especially positive reinforcement, and can improve general well-being and offers support of veterinary care.
In addition to all of the behavioural and physical benefits, T.Touch also deepens the bond and understanding between people and animals.
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