The philosophy underlying Tellington TTouch does not aim merely to modify unwanted behaviours or alleviate symptoms; it helps us affect the health and behaviour of our dogs using a variety of different approaches.
There are 3 elements to the Tellington TTouch Method.
TTouch Bodywork exerts light but firm pressure on the body in order to awaken and stimulate the cellular communication via the parasympathetic nervous system which is the part of the nervous system responsible for inducing calm and wellbeing. There are several different types of Touches, slides, lifts and circular movements with non-habitual movements to the ears, mouth and tail which are crucial areas of the body.
TTouch Body wraps configurations allow us to draw the attention of the brain and nervous system to various parts of the body. Wraps produce a calming effect and also help animals become more aware of their own bodies, which helps us correct irregularities in posture and movement. TTouch recognises a direct link between posture and behaviour, so this area of work is of great importance.
TTouch Groundwork. The Confidence Course, helps animals concentrate and, therefore, learn more effectively, which, in turn, enhances confidence. This is essential when we modify behaviours and teach new options. Groundwork also enhances proprioception or awareness of where the limbs are in space.
Helping Dogs with a range of issues from anxiety, hyperactivity, separation anxiety, noise sensitivity to those suffering from
joint pain and dysplasia.
© Mary J. Rodriguez M.A. (Hons); Dip.Ed.; Dip IAZ
Certified Tellington Touch practitioner P2
Dip. Applied Zoopharmacognosy