Linda Tellington-Jones

Linda Tellington-Jones, the creator of Tellington TTouch, relaxes a participant in a TTouch workshop. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2009. All rights reserved.

The Tellington TTouch® Method

Helping Animals Unleash their Fabulous Potential

What is Tellington TTouch?

Created by internationally renowned author and teacher, Linda Tellington-Jones, the Tellington TTouch® Method is a unique and gentle approach to help animals feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. This wonderful way of working with animals meets them wherever they are and seeks to bring them back into balance physically, mentally and emotionally.
TTouch enhances an animal’s body awareness and promotes a sense of safety and trust. That helps improve the health and behavior of pets as well as their relationships with guardians and others.

Four Important Aspects of TTouch:

  • TTouch® Bodywork consists of a variety of light pressure circular touches, strokes and gentle lifts performed at the skin’s surface with mindfulness and focused attention. Working on a cellular level and also deeply affecting the central nervous system, TTouch bodywork helps animals relax and promotes healing.
  • TTouch® Equipment and Tools are another important ingredient in working with animals. They consist of a variety of items to help a dog regain balance, walk more comfortably, stop pulling on lead, barking excessively and overreacting to outside stimuli. They can include TTouch® wraps, special harnesses, leads, head collars and more. Wraps can be put on cats and other animals as well.
Naomi and harness

Naomi checks out her new harness with two points of contact, leash and head collar at a Tellington TTouch training. The equipment helped her gain more confidence and balance, especially when navigating some slippery stairs. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2008. All rights reserved.

Robin Bonner does some TTouch ear slides

Robin Bonner does some TTouch ear slides on her Cockapoo Ginger who enjoys the relaxing touch. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2009. All rights reserved.

Socrates with Wrap

Socrates has on a Tellington TTouch half-wrap. Wraps work on calming the central nervous system in a very gentle way. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2007. All rights reserved.

  • The TTouch® Confidence Course is another important part of the Tellington TTouch Method. Simple objects such as boards, poles, cones and an array of surfaces are used to offer a pet a variety of new sensations and obstacles to navigate through. Within a TTouch® labyrinth, the centerpiece of the course, dogs gain confidence and balance, while moving slowly and purposefully, stopping at strategic points and receiving TTouches and praise for their good work.
  • The TTouch® Philosophy is perhaps the most important ingredient of this work and provides the special foundation upon which all else rests. It advocates the kindest ways of working with animals to meet them wherever they are, help them feel safe and build their confidence and trust. It also holds out the idea of the “perfection of your pet” and works to unleash that extraordinary potential.
TTouch Labyrinth

Tellington TTouch instructor Debby Potts led my dog Socrates through a TTouch labyrinth in our very first TTouch training. The labyrinth can work wonders to help dogs regain balance and confidence. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2005. All rights reserved.

Linda Tellington-Jones working on Pearl

Tellington TTouch has a philosophy of meeting pets wherever they are while always seeing the potential for their perfection. Linda Tellington-Jones is working on Pearl at a TTouch workshop. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2009. All rights reserved.

How can TTouch® Help My Pet?

It can:
  • Help transform shy, fearful, anxious and aggressive behaviors
  • Promote physical, mental and emotional health
  • Deepen the relationship between guardians and their pets
  • Work on a cellular level to release tension and fear
  • Promote faster healing and reduce physical pain
  • Help senior animals feel better
  • Help animals cope with noise and touch sensitivities
  • Improve competitive performance and balance
  • And so much more!
Tellington TTouch helps calm and relax pets while promoting balance and healing

Tellington TTouch helps calm and relax pets while promoting balance and healing. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2008. All rights reserved.

My Miracle Tellington TTouch® Session with Murry

There have been so many miraculous results with this amazing way of working with animals. Working with a beautiful, but very fearful Australian shepherd dog named Murry was among my most heartwarming TTouch experiences. I called Murry my miracle TTouch dog.
Murry had a terrible fear of thunderstorms and would pace and then try to dig through carpeting during thunderstorms. During our TTouch session, although a severe thunderstorm was raging, he was able to lie down, stay calm and even enjoy some TTouch body work. He was wearing a TTouch wrap to help bring awareness to his body and a TTouch calming band to help bring awareness to his mouth. The wrap also helped him feel more grounded and secure.
His open mouth and ability to lie down during this fierce storm showed a dramatic shift in his behavior. Encouraging Murry to walk around the house during the storm also helped to release some much-needed endorphins to help him feel better. The TTouch wrap had clearly helped greatly.

Murry felt so much better after his Tellington TTouch sessions. Photo by Judie Paterno-Skolnick. All rights reserved.

Judie Paterno-Skolnick and Murry

Judie Paterno-Skolnick does some TTouches on her Australian shepherd dog, Murry, as her husband Josh looks on during a very bad thunderstorm. Murry’s sister Amber, a Golden Retriever, is lying nearby to offer her support. Photo by Donna El Haber, 2008. All rights reserved.

Tellington TTouch Package of Sessions for Pets

Rev. Donna is offering a package of three Tellington TTouch sessions for your pet to gain the most benefit from this work. These sessions will be done in person. The first session is 1.5 hours where Rev. Donna will do an assessment of your pet’s needs and begin doing body work on your pet. As she is doing it, she will also teach you how to do whatever body work she is doing.
Depending on the needs and disposition of your pet, a confidence course may be used on the first visit or started on the second visit. In addition to teaching you about the Tellington TTouches, Rev. Donna will also discuss equipment possibilities to help your dog feel better and that can also offer greater handling ease for you.
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