The TTouch that Teaches

Tellington TTouch® is gentle hands-on, based in cooperation & respect with a positive approach to training, enhanced performance and vitality.

Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones over 30 years ago. This method is based on cooperation and respect offering a positive approach to training, enhanced performance and vitality.

Tellington TTouch is called The TTouch That Teaches because it enhances the ability to learn while helping to establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication.

Sandy has been a practitioner of this work since the late 1980’s and has worked very closely with Linda over the years.  They have collaborated together to create four very successful TTouch-for-You online programs.

Linda speaks highly of Sandy, saying, “Sandy is a delight, amazing, so talented, skilled, and is one of our most experienced practitioners.”

All species of animals can benefit from Tellington TTouch!

Whether Domesticated, Companion Animals, Rescue, Wildlife or Zoo Animals, TTouch can be adapted for use with anyone; Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Reptiles, Llamas, Goats, Birds, Ferrets, Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Skunks, Giraffes, Elephants, and so many more!

More than just a training technique though, Tellington TTouch is a valuable tool that can help support in many ways.

Tellington TTouch helps improve self-confidence, self-awareness, self-control, focus, balance, coordination, recovery from discomforts.  TTouch helps you deepen the bond with your animal.

With its roots in the Feldenkrais Method of Awareness Through Movement, these techniques gently guide the animal or person through non-habitual exercises that can alter existing habitual patterns. TTOUCH teaches the animal, or person, to act and think rather than simply re-act.

Watch this short, very popular video where Sandy shows you very simply how to use Ear TTouches to help with respiration, digestion and relaxation.

TTOUCH blends well with many other modalities and training methods and works with any species of animal. TTouch is becoming widely used with people too!   It is not necessary to adopt the whole TTOUCH philosophy in order to make a difference to an animal or person.    Learning just a few of the simple body TTouches and movements can help make a difference to your life.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone who is involved with animals can benefit from learning TTOUCH techniques.  Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal trainers, shelter staff, animal lovers, pet owners, breeders, dog and cat groomers have added TTouch tools to their skills already in place through private sessions, workshops, and learning from the many video’s and books on Tellington TTouch.

The Tellington TTouch is a teaching method for animals and people that incorporates body work and ground exercises where appropriate to help improve co-ordination, balance, and athletic ability while deepening further communication and understanding between the animal and its owner/caretaker.

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Here’s what people are saying about their TTouch sessions with Sandy Rakowitz:

“After we did our TTouch homework, we played a little agility. Her confidence was amazing.  Thank you for helping me w/ all of this.  You Rock!!”

“WOW, I really see a difference w/ my dog after our TTouch lesson today.  She is so much more relaxed.  Usually she would have been pushy and demanding that I pay attention to her but not today.  She went and laid down.  She had her hind legs kicked out behind her—just relaxing.”

“I am getting as much out of the TTouch as my dog.  This is helping me as well, thank you.”
~Tonya Mohler, Dog Trainer, Virginia

Learn more about using TTouch:

Rescue, Rehab & Zoo Animals
From a Veterinarian

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