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What is TTouch®?

Tellington TTouch®  Training is a gentle, respectful method of training, that honors the body, mind and spirit of animals and their people and develops trust between humans and animals.

The Tellington Method deepens the relationship with your animals, improves behavior, enhances performance, supports health and well-being and fosters learning. Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon), this method is based on cooperation and respect for all animals and their people.

The Tellington Method for Dogs. The approach in the field of canines is widely accepted as a powerful method to improve behavior, enhance performance and health and teach a dog to learn willingly. It helps establish a deeper rapport and more effective connection and understanding between humans and their animals. The components are:  Body work called Tellington TTouch. The circular TTouches can reduce fear and pain, enhance cellular function and communication and support the healing potential of the body.  Ground exercises called The Playground for Higher Learning. And Tellington TTouch® Training Equipment.

Tellington Method for Horses.  For horses, we add the following to the components listed above: work under-saddle called The Joy of Riding using special equipment including the Balance Rein, Promise Wrap, Training Bit, Lindell, and more.

The Tellington Method teaches animals to think rather than react.


For humans, the Tellington Method is called Tellington TTouch-for-You® that supports cellular communication and enhances the healing potential of the body. TTouch®  has been used effectively for fostering well-being in people for 30 years.

The Tellington  Method is currently being used by animal owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians, zoo personnel and shelter workers on four continents. There are over 1600 certified Tellington practitioners teaching the Tellington Method in 36 countries to help you with your dog, cat or other pet. Check the Practitioner Directory at to find a certified Practitioner or a Tellington Method workshop nearest to you.