I’ve been doing a lot of Tellington Touch (known more widely as the Tellington TTouch) lately, in the process of socializing our new and already very large puppy. Lola is 8 months old and both LarryDog, shown above, and our cat Misty, shown in the picture below, were quite dubious at first about her presence.
One of the things I did to ease everyone’s stress was the most basic of the Tellington Touches. It had a very good effect! Larry would become relaxed, like he is in the picture. Lola got used to the touches quickly, though for some time she was not so sure she liked it when I worked around her hindquarters. She would look at me as I did it, and sometimes lick me. I would stop for a bit and later I’d be able go further with less concern from her.
I knew about this process because my husband and I had worked with Linda Tellington-Jones to create two videos, which are now DVDs, about using the Tellington Touch with dogs and with cats.
Here’s a link to a page on another of my websites, about Linda Tellington-Jones and the ttouch, including a simple ttouch you can try. I’m sorry I can’t really just describe the circles on this page. They aren’t hard to learn but it’s better done visually or in person.
Our cat Misty is still grumbling a lot at Lola, but is not giving up her favorite spot on our bed: