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Tellington TTouch Training

The Tellington TTouch is a teaching method for animals and incorporates bodywork, and groundwork exercises where appropriate, to help improve coordination, balance and athletic ability whilst deepening further communication and understanding between the animal and its owner/carer.
TTouch helps increase levels of self-confidence, self-awareness and self-control.

Tellington TTouch Training

Developed by Linda Tellington-Jones, TTeam and TTouch are used widely in many countries across the world by shelter assistants, dog trainers, zoos, veterinarians, therapists and pet owners.

With its roots in the Feldenkrais method of Awareness Through Movement, TTouch techniques gently guide the animal through non-habitual exercises that can alter existing habitual patterns. As posture affects behaviour, many owners and carers note that unwanted behaviour diminishes as animals posture improves. TTouch teaches the animal to act, rather than simply react.

TTouch blends well with many other modalities and training methods. It is not necessary to adopt the whole TTouch philosophy in order to make a difference to an animal. Learning just a few of the simple body TTouches and movements can help make a difference to an animal’s life.

TTouch is something we do FOR animals, not to them!

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TTouch Session

TTouch session, when working one to one with your dog, will usually take place in your home.

Within the session your dog will be assessed, a history or update obtained and work undertaken towards helping your dog and you with the issue/issues.

The session usually lasts for an hour and a half to two hours. In this time Jetta will gather history, assess and work with your dog and then teach you any relevant work. Any further sessions are usually around one hour long. The length of sessions is regulated by the dog Jetta is working with, as often for animals “less is more”!

TTouch session price is €100.00

To book a one to one session or if you are interested in hosting a workshop, please fill in the contact form below.

TTouch Session

TTouch session, when working one to one with your dog, will usually take place in your home.

Within the session your dog will be assessed, a history or update obtained and work undertaken towards helping your dog and you with the issue/issues.

The session usually lasts for an hour and a half to two hours. In this time Jetta will gather history, assess and work with your dog and then teach you any relevant work. Any further sessions are usually around one hour long. The length of sessions is regulated by the dog Jetta is working with, as often for animals “less is more”!

TTouch session price is €70.00

To book a one to one session or if you are interested in hosting a workshop, please fill in the contact form below.

TTouch Tips

The Tellington TTouch is a valuable tool that can help animals overcome a variety of problems including dislike of contact, noise sensitivity, lack of balance, hyperactivity/restlessness, nervousness and travel issues.

The TTouch Bodywraps are one of the many tools used in TTouch. The bodywrap enhances a dog’s sense of his own body and makes him more confident in his movements and behaviour. It is especially beneficial for dogs that are afraid of loud noises, are nervous, hyperactive or experience panic when travelling in a car. The bodywrap gives the dog a sense of connection and feedback about tension and space.

The quarter wrap is the simplest configuration for dog and handler. A single bandage is laid across the chest and crosses the top of the shoulders before being attached around the barrel. This wrap is generally the easiest for the dog to accept, so this makes it a good introductory configuration. Easy application makes it also a nice choice for very active, anxious dogs that have difficulty being still.

To apply the quarter wrap, place the wrap about 1/3 of the way from the end, in the middle of the dog’s chest, keeping the short end just over the middle of the back. Cross the wrap over the back and bring the longer end under the dog’s belly and tie it.