about TTouch

Tellington TTouch®

Tellington TTouch® is a teaching method for animals that incorporates bodywork, and ground exercises, to help improve coordination, balance, and athletic ability whilst deepening further communication and understanding between the animal and its owners/carers.   It also helps the process of healing and recovery from illness & injuries, and assist animals with physical issues by promoting good posture.  Elderly pets will benefit from TTouch® method, too.  TTouch® techniques gently guide the animal through non-habitual exercises that can alter existing habitual patterns.   TTouch® helps increase levels of self-confidence, self-awareness and self-control. TTouch® teaches the animal to respond, rather than simply react.  TTouch® is used for various species including birds and reptiles, and humans at many healthcare facilities in the U.S. and Europe.   

TTouch® goes together well with many other treatment modalities and training methods.   It is not necessary to adopt the whole TTouch® philosophy in order to make a difference to an animal.    Learning just a few of the simple body TTouches and movements can help make a difference to an animal’s life.

TTouch can assist animals with various issues. 

  • Dislike of contact – fear of a vet, grooming issues, handling issues, reluctance to be petted, defensiveness due to injury, hand shyness
  • Noise sensitivity – fear of thunder, fireworks, household noises
  • Lack of balance – Leash pulling, stumbling, training difficulties, poor coordination, stiffness, gait irregularities
  • Hyperactivity / Restlessness – jumping up, excessive chewing, excitability, spinning, excessive panting,   pacing, inability to settle
  • Nervousness – timidity, lack of confidence, fear biting, separation-related issues
  • Traveling issues –  motion sickness, reluctance to getting in the car, excitability, excessive vocalisation, 

For further information, please visit www.ttouch.co.za and www.ttouch.com.