About the Tellington TTouch® Method

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Tellington TTouch is a unique approach to animal training and care based on a philosophy of compassion and respect for our animal friends.  This gentle method promotes well-being and adaptive behavior through a functional approach that helps to reduce stress and build confidence. The foundation of the Tellington Method is a specific form of bodywork known as TTouch, which induces a state of relaxation and release of physical tension.  The combination of the TTouch body work with unique movement exercises improves focus and awareness, allowing optimal learning to take place. The Tellington TTouch Method also provides people with a wonderful means of deepening the bond they share with their animal companions.

How can Tellington TTouch benefit my animal?

Many behavioral issues are related to states of fear, anxiety, and/or hyper arousal.  Whether a horse, dog, or cat, the first step in helping your animal is to reduce the physiological arousal associated with these emotional states.  Many times training is not effective until a more balanced state can be achieved in which the animal is receptive to learning.  Tellington TTouch addresses this principle by focusing on the reduction of muscle tension, lowering  arousal, and influencing both physical and mental balance.  TTouch can also be useful in assisting older animals to remain as functional as possible, and for support during recovery from injury or illness.  Consider TTouch for a variety of issues:

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