The Tellington Touch, or TTouch, is a wonderful method of working with your dog to ease physical pain or emotional problems. My husband Kelly and I learned about it when we produced a program called The Tellington TTouch for Happier, Healthier Dogs, featuring Linda Tellington-Jones, who created this group of techniques. (The link takes you to my page about the method and the DVD.)
Anyway, I am always telling people about the TTouch and showing them how to do a basic bit of it.
Recently I ran into a man I know who usually has his elderly collie with him. But the dog wasn’t there. When I asked, the guy said that the dog was at home, as it had been feeling a little off lately.
Well, that was my cue! “Have you heard about the Tellington TTouch?” I asked.
To my surprise, he said, “Oh yes! I met Linda over ten years ago and I’ve been using it ever since!” They had met at a horse event and he’d used it with horses and dogs ever since. He proceeded to describe the various touches he uses, with lots of detail which I might have been hard pressed to come up with myself. But I recognized its accuracy. He had stayed home from a party the other night because he and the dog had gotten into such a peaceful space together as he did the ttouches that time had passed without his being aware of it.
Besides admiring his memory, I was happy to hear his ttouch story!
Here’s the program at Amazon: