Tellington TTouch®

 

I started learning Tellington TTouch when I went along to a workshop held by Val Borland. I had looked at several training and behavioural courses but Tellington TTouch resonated with my own nature and philosophy in life being gentle and kind to animals.

Tellington TTouch is a kind, effective training method.

Today, Tellington TTouch Practitioners practice this training method on humans, horses and dogs in over 28 countries and it is a certified training programme.

 

By addressing tension in the dog’s body we create positive emotions and physical balance which therefore improves behaviour.

How it works

Together we observe your dog’s body language using A.C.E (Animal Centred Education) Freework so we can understand where your dog is holding tension in their body. I then teach you Tellington TTouches to help your dog release those tension patterns and we can then go on to Groundwork using different elements while your dog wears a harness with two points of contact for the lead.

Our aim is to do these exercises slowly and mindfully so we can balance your dog physically and mentally to encourage mind-body connection, giving your dog more confidence.

When your dog feels confident and balanced they will be able to think when in a difficult situation instead of merely react.

How it works

Together we observe your dog’s body language using A.C.E (Animal Centred Education) Freework so we can understand where your dog is holding tension in their body. I then teach you Tellington TTouches to help your dog release those tension patterns and we can then go on to Groundwork using different elements while your dog wears a harness with two points of contact for the lead.

Our aim is to do these exercises slowly and mindfully so we can balance your dog physically and mentally to encourage mind-body connection, giving your dog more confidence.

When your dog feels confident and balanced they will be able to think when in a difficult situation instead of merely react.

The history

Who started it

Linda Tellington Jones originally developed Tellington TTouch training for horses. She had grown up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as a pony-mad kid and had grown into a very successful horsewoman. Linda competed in endurance, eventing, dressage, Western, jumping and steeplechasing.

Philosphy

Her philosophy to training horses was influenced by her grandfather, who would whistle and sing to horses to calm them and would massage them to improve their performance with a method he had learnt from a Russian Gypsy.
Linda went on to be a horse trainer along with her husband and together they ran a School of Horsemanship at the Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm.

Education

In 1975 Linda enrolled at the Humanistic Psychology Institute in San Francisco. She was taught by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais an Israeli Physicist. The four year course was for humans and at the time Linda was learning this method so she could help the rider be in better balance, she soon realised that the concept of reducing the nervous system without fear or force could be applied to animals. That it could just as easily help them to overcome stress and tension to improve co-ordination and learning ability.

Behaviour

Linda, along with her sister Robyn, started to develop Tellington TTouch Training in which they developed specific touches and leading exercises to improve performance and health. They discovered that this method solved behavioural issues and assisted in recovery from illness or injury which enhanced the quality of the dog’s life.

Get In Touch

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Call

077 809 907 59

Email

info@paulinemitchell.co.uk

location

Aberdeen, Scotland

Hours

Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm
Weekends: 10am – 3m