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Tellington T Touch

The Tellington TTouch is a kind and respectful way of working with animals to help them overcome a variety of health and behavioural issues.  It was developed over 30 years ago by Linda Tellin [Read more ...]

The Tellington TTouch is a kind and respectful way of working with animals to help them overcome a variety of health and behavioural issues.  It was developed over 30 years ago by Linda Tellington Jones and is now widely used around the world by trainers, shelter workers, vets, physiotherapists, behaviour counsellors, veterinary nurses, competition riders, riding instructors and animal owners.

TTouch recognises an inextricable link between posture and behaviour and uses body work, ground work exercises (where appropriate) and specific equipment to release tension and to promote a feeling of calm and well being.  This in turn helps animals develop self confidence and self control and enables them to move beyond their instinctive and, often fearful, responses. (Tellington TTouch Website)

What is involved?

  • A 90 Minute initial consultation
  • I will observe your dog, their movement, coat patterns and if i can get hands on, i will feel for hot or cold spots, tension and do some TTouches where possible. If not then this will be demonstrated to you, so you can do it. 

I work in a way where the animal will always have choice. Choice to come to me or to do the exercises and choice to move away and take a break. It is extremely important that no pressure is put on any animal i am working with when i am working with Tellintgon TTouch. 

  • I will then in the next couple of days write up and send you a report and training program for you to work on for the next week or two, then you can book in follow up visits.

Follow ups should last 1 hour. (See Ttouch follow ups)

​n.b.* a petrol cost of 0.45p per mile will be added for all clients outside of a 5 mile radius from TW18

How I Train: 
As a positive reinforcement, ethical trainer, I don’t feel the need to use force, intimidation or anything that should cause any kind of fear or pain to your dog. 
I use Science, patience and understanding of the animal I am helping at that time. 
Every case is different, and I try and get as much information as I can to help the owners in building a new training program for their dog.
Quick Fix aversive training methods do not look at the underlying problems or causes, they can in fact cause more behavioural issues. Emma is Vet recommended. 

Please be prepared:

  • Everyone learns differently, if you are someone who learns by making notes or writing stuff down, please have a pen and paper ready. I do send you out a report of what we covered.
  • Please be prepared to do some work in your garden (if you have one), I may need to see your dog move, or interact in an outside space, I may also lay out some items for your dog to explore. 
  • Some behaviour modification work may involve using food rewards to help change your dog’s associations or to slowly change a behaviour, so please have some high value food prepared ready for my visit. Please no dried food or kibble as this is very rarely considered high value. 
  • It is your responsibility to put into action my Training/behaviour modification program, if at any point, you don't understand or don't feel as though the instructions are realistic to you or your pet, please do mention it as soon as possible and we can work out a new plan. 
    When undergoing my training, everyone that comes into contact with your pet MUST refrain from using any harsh/aversive or forceful training methods and/or equipment.
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Emma came to do a TTouch session with my 3 dogs today. Emma was fantastic in pointing out areas that my boys needed some work. Her knowledge of anatomy and attention to details within the muscle groups along with breed characteristics whilst observing is outstanding. The groundwork was super enriching and really interesting. The body work she did was easy to understand and i feel confident i can do all the touches myself. She gave me a very in depth yet easy to understand programme and I'm really looking forward to using my new skills. One of my dogs is reactive and this clearly benefitted him as well as my other dogs. I cannot recommend Emma highly enough!
Diane Kasperowicz

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