What is TTouch?

The Tellington TTouch is a specialised approach to the care and training of our dogs. Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon), this method based on co-operation and respect offers a positive approach to training. It can improve performance and health and presents solutions to common behavioral and physical problems. It also helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and dogs through increased understanding and more effective communication.

Using a combination of specific touches, lifts, and movement exercises, TTouch helps to release tension and increase body awareness. This allows the dog to be handled without provoking typical fear responses. The dog can then more easily learn new and more appropriate behaviors. By using the TTouch and you can assist the dog in experiencing self-confidence in previously frightening situations. Even the most difficult problems are often eliminated. You can also apply the Tellington TTouch to assist with recovery from illness or injury, or just enhance the quality of your dog's life.

The Tellington TTouch can help in cases of:

  • Excessive barking and chewing
  • Leash pulling
  • Jumping up
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Extreme fear and shyness
  • Resistance to grooming
  • Excitability and nervousness
  • Car sickness
  • Problems associated with aging

Doing TTouch earwork on Ozzy, a border collie cross dog

Ozzy enjoys gentle ear slides, these touches improve circulation, are calming and relaxing, helpful for digestive upsets, car sickness and injury 

TTouch at Furbabies

Short sessions of TTouch are included in all Furbabies obedience and puppy classes to accustom dogs to enjoy handling and also to help them be calm and receptive to learning in the class situation.

TTouch is also used, along with behavioural and training solutions, in private lessons, to address whatever issues the owner may be facing. Contact the instructor for further information.


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