What is Tellington TTouch?
Tellington TTouch can be used to connect with your dog, to ease pain or discomfort, and to reduce anxiety. It focuses on body stimulation exercises comprised of gentle, circular touches, as well as lifts using the pads of your fingers or palms. There are areas and pressure points of your dog that can be gently worked to improve behavior and help reluctant or fearful pups relax. The result is a relaxed attitude that will encourage dogs to adapt to situations that previously made them uncomfortable.
Tellington TTouch to Calm Fear
A recent pupil of Carolyn’s was a fearful rescue dog that had extreme tactile issues; it would refuse to walk on any smooth surfaces. Carolyn patiently applied Tellington TTouch over the course of a three day session and reinforced the method with positive vocal reinforcement. The result was that the dog can now touch down on linoleum without discomfort or resistance! The dog came so far in such a short period of time – it was amazing! By dedicating a little time and effort, Tellington TTouch helped build confidence and focus in this dog’s life. It is also great for dogs that don’t like having their nails trimmed, feel general anxiety, pull on their leash, excessively bark, are too excitable or hyperactive, and SO much more!
Tellington Touch for Aging Dogs
Tellington TTouch has many other uses for any dog that has had hip, joint, or other issues. The practice can help restore mobility, sooth aching joints and muscles, and rebuild a dog’s confidence. Older dogs have been known to regain their youthful bounce after Tellington TTouch sessions.
An Easy Way to Connect with Your Dog
Tellington TTouch takes very little effort to perform and can be done in short or long periods of time. If you have time to pet your dog (and you should!) then you have enough time to use Tellington TTouch. Both children and adults can learn to use the method, and in doing so, bring the family closer together!
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