TTouch in Brief

Tellington TTouch ® is a gentle method of bodywork and movement exercises that positively influences behavior, performance and well-being. It increases communication skills and deepens the relationship between animals and their people.  It is used in over 30 countries around the world to influence both behavioral and health problems.

Tellington TTouch ® was created by International Animal Expert Linda Tellington-Jones and includes TTouch bodywork which is a combination of circles, slides and lifts used to reduce stress and relax tension. It also incorporates body wraps and many leading & groundwork exercises for confidence building.

Eugenie

Eugénie Chopin, an American who has lived in South Africa since 1975, studied Tellington TTouch ® in the USA and brought it to South Africa several years ago. Hundreds of people here have experienced and found Tellington TTouch to be useful for both problems and the general well-being of their pets. You'll find more detailed info on our What is TTouch page.


Upcoming Workshops

INFO:
OCT

3

TTouch Practitioner Training for Companion Animals - Gauteng
 3 Oct 2015 to 7 Oct 2015
 TTouch Office, Sandton , Johannesburg
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OCT

10

TTEAM Practitioner Training for Horses - Gauteng
 10 Oct 2015 to 14 Oct 2015
 Donnybrook Guest House and Stables, 66 Chattan Road, Glenferness , Midrand
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OCT

22

TTouch Practitioner Training for Companion Animals - Western Cape
 22 Oct 2015 to 26 Oct 2015
 Canine Concepts, Gordon’s Bay , Cape Town
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What To Do About Ticks & Fleas
What Should I Do About Fleas and Ticks?

United Animal Nations is pleased to share these tips on how to deal with fleas and ticks, which are usually most troublesome to pets in the warm summer weather. Fortunately, prevention and treatment are fairly simple, as you’ll discover in these Frequently Asked Questions.

The information below offers suggested remedies, and should not be regarded as comprehensive. Please contact your veterinarian for more information.

How often should I check my pets for ticks or fleas?


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Stress and TTouch

Article By: Claudeen E. Mc Auliffe, M.Ed.

The Chicken or the Egg?

As we and our animals live our lives, our environment makes demands upon us. A thunderstorm, an injection from the vet, the departure of a caregiver, may place us in a situation perceived as threatening, thus evoking an acute stress response. This is called distress. It’s important to realize that distress is not the situation itself, but rather the way we react to the situation. For a state of distress to occur, we must experience something as dangerous. This generates a feeling of anxiety. [1 ]


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House Training Your Puppy by Niki Elliot

Puppies are instinctively clean animals and have a natural instinct to “pee & poop” away from their den or sleeping place. Puppies also naturally develop habits of where they would like to eliminate. For example, pups that have a habit of eliminating on grass or dirt would rather not eliminate on concrete or gravel. You can use these natural tendencies for rapid and successful house training.


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Tellington TTouch For Cats

During the Seminar on Cats, various speakers discussed many of the problems that are common in cats. They include aggression, spraying, unwanted scratching, nervousness etc. What all of the speakers agreed on was that most of these things included some stress and anxiety. The good news is that TTouch addresses exactly this! Below is a hands on guide on HOW TO DO THE TTOUCH.


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Article By: Niki Elliot

The day you get your puppy the clock is running. Your puppy’s critical period of socialization will begin to wane by three months and it’s most impressionable learning period starts to close by five months. There is so much to teach & almost all of it needs to be taught in the first twelve weeks of getting puppy home. It is vital to know what to teach & how to teach it. Going to puppy classes, reading behaviour & training books and watching puppy videos it the quickest way to learn.


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The Importance Of Socialization
Article By: Niki Elliot

The day you get your puppy the clock is running. Your puppy’s critical period of socialization will begin to wane by three months and it’s most impressionable learning period starts to close by five months. There is so much to teach & almost all of it needs to be taught in the first twelve weeks of getting puppy home. It is vital to know what to teach & how to teach it. Going to puppy classes, reading behaviour & training books and watching puppy videos it the quickest way to learn.


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Puppies Are Wonderful

Article By: Niki Elliot

Puppies are wonderful! They stir our instinct to nurture, cuddle & care for a cute little bundle of squirming, living, responsive animal. What better smell than “Puppy Breath”! But puppies are not little children in furry coats and they grow very quickly into adult dogs. Sadly the majority of puppies fail to live long enough to enjoy their second birthday. They suffer from the terminal illness of being unwanted, once the novelty of puppy hood wears off, and they become biting, barking, digging, and chewing tornados. Messing on the Persian carpets and needing to be taken outside at all hours of the night, even in winter. Most prospective owners are simply unaware of the problems that lie ahead.


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Optimal health through Smart Nutrition - Feeding your puppy correctly.

Article by Niki Elliot

Proper nutrition for a puppy is key to helping him live a long and healthy life but not many people understand how to correctly care for a young animal. Your new puppy’s first meals, in your home are very important. Continue feeding him the same food used by the breeder or owner you got the puppy from for a day or two after you bring him home. Then if you want to change his diet, gradually introduce a new formula over several days, to avoid tummy upsets.

Proper nutrition aids your puppy with:


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Puppies: Developmental Periods

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All puppies have to go through development periods just as children do and it will help to understand these periods, not only for you to understand that a certain behaviour is quite normal but also to understand that it is not forever! The stages of development can differ with each puppy, and between different breeds. It is important to treat each puppy as an individual and not to compare it with your “last” puppy. Some times a puppy might skip one of the stages or stay in a stage longer – especially if it is a difficult one! Each stage should be worked through with patience and understanding.


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Crate Training Your Puppy

Article By: Niki Elliot

CRATE TRAINING.

Crate training is one of the most efficient and effective ways to train a dog. Crating is based on the idea that dogs are den animals. However, while a useful tool, crating can be over-used and abused. Crate training can be accomplished in several days, or may take weeks, depending on the age and temperament of your puppy. There are two important things to be remembered when training your puppy to the crate.

1.     The crate should always be associated with good things.

2.     Training should always take place in small steps, do not rush too much too fast.


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What others are saying ...

  • TTouch can even get a Jack Russell to stand still! - Olga Rodrigues

  • Thanks again for the great course – we gained more than we could have imagined. - Domonique Roelofse

  • TTouch helps tame a feral cat giving birth - Rozanna Scorgie

  • IT REALLY WORKS - and he’s extremely happy to have been able to help a horse without having to stand helplessly by, while he waits for the vet - Oscar (horse groom)

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Become a Practitioner

If you are looking for a more gentle and effective way to work with your own animals, or want to work with animals professionally, TTouch may be the answer for you. TTouch involves the use of techniques that will mutually enhance the relationship between people and animals, improve an animal’s health and encourage a better response to training.

This Certification program is designed for people who want to share the benefits of TTouch with their own animals as well as for people who want to work with animals on a full or part-time basis. There are hundreds of professional TTouch Practitioners all over the world.

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