The Tellington TTouch® Method combines decades of experience working with animals of all species, in an intuitive but logical and empathetic way.
With this wealth of experience and knowledge comes a lot of very practical and effective techniques and tips for making our relationship with animals more cooperative and enjoyable, for all parties involved.
Please enjoy this ever expanding collection of information, articles, and ideas from some of our many teachers, 2 and 4 legged!
General Training & Behaviour
Working from a perspective of understanding and empathy is foremost in all of our interactions with other beings.
One of our basic principles is to “put ourselves in the animal’s paws or hooves”.
Whether it is a 2 or 4 legged being, adding the practice of a “pause” into your interactions will go a long way!
We have all heard of fight or flight but what about freeze, fidget or faint? Gain some new perspective on how animals cope in the face of stress.
An introduction to some of the 30 plus TTouch bodywork techniques to improve physical function, support well-being, and enhance overall trust and relationship.
A continuation of simple TTouch exercises to enhance trust and relaxation.
A fascinating case study about how the Oakland Zoo incorporated TTouch techniques.
For more than four decades, riding with a neck ring or just a rope around the neck – often with nothing on the horse’s head – has been one of the foundation exercises of the Tellington TTouch Method.
When the temperatures get too high to comfortably ride, take the opportunity to make other kinds of meaningful connections with your horse.
Discover how the Tellington TTouch Method and SUREFOOT® Equine Stability Program pair together to enhance horses’ well-being, balance, performance and comfort.
Some helpful TTouch tips and techniques for what you can do to help your equine partner while you are waiting for veterinarian care.
Dog & Companion Animal Articles
cutting their dogs’ toenails. Usually a lot of hands go up. It can
be something that people dread, both because of how many
dogs hate having their toenails cut, and how scared people are
of hurting their dogs. It becomes something to do quickly, just
to get it over with, often making the next time that much more
Have you recently added a puppy to the family? Here are some simple TTouch tips to help your puppy grow into a happy, well-adjusted, cooperative canine.
TTouch Instructor and Reactive Dog Expert, Kathy Cascade offers some valuable perspective on how to help dogs in a reactive state.
Helping dogs and cats with firework, and other loud noise, phobia using TTouch.
TTouch Transformations with a former Michael Vick dog fighting rescue.
Over the four decades of development, we have amassed a huge library of training articles and case studies for a wide range of species, the bulk being specifically for horses and dogs. While the work is easiest to learn hands-on and in person from someone who is experienced with it, there is a lot to be learned from reading about the concepts and theories surrounding the Tellington TTouch Method.
When referring to “how-to” articles, please keep in mind that every animals is different and we are always ready to adapt and adjust details, or make steps smaller, to help make the exercise more clear and understandable to the animal. If you have any questions about what you read or the results you have found at home, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We would love to answer your questions.