The Tellington TTouch: Caring for Animals With Heart And Hands
by Linda Tellington-Jones with Sybil Taylor
Covering a wide variety of animals, including domestic and zoo animals, this is a wonderful definitive book for learning the Tellington TTouch and an intriguing account of Linda's experiences from around the world.
Paperback 277 pages. The 2008 edition has a new cover and some edits to the Penguin Book, published in 1995.
A simple, circular touch can make a dramatic difference in the way an animal feels and acts, accomplishing everything from the rehabilitation of a horse from an injured leg to quieting a compulsively barking dog. The Tellington TTouch offers tools to enhance animals' well-being and training that anyone can use on cats, dogs, birds, horses, every reptiles and other exotic animals.
Along with accounts of her extraordinarily successful experiences performing the Tellington TTouch and solid how-to-advice, distinguished animal trainer Linda Tellington-Jones offers advice for solving problems common among pets. The Tellington TTouch opens our eyes to an innovative, effective method of improving our animals' health and temperaments.
"The Tellington TTouch is a special kind of book–it is about caring. It is a pleasure to read and a joy to contemplate."
- Roger Caras, president, ASPCA
Thanks for your great work, and for the book - it has made me think about quite a few things in relating to my Shetland Sheepdog. My pup especially likes it when I work on his ears. He recently had knee surgery, about the time I bought your book and began working on his ears and his leg, and the veterinarian has commented to me that Astro's recovery is going "amazingly well -- even better than we could have hoped for."
I read the book, The Tellington-Touch, and was very intrigued. I tried it one of my dogs who is very hyper. She wouldn't calm down at first, but after five or ten minutes, she relaxed, lay down and was very calm. I have stated doing this after coming home from work, the time she is most hyper, and it appears to work.
I also tried it on my neighbor's female, 10 lb, elderly dog who associates me with my dogs, two 65 lb Golden Retrievers and who barks every time she sees me, with or without my dogs. I bent down and slowly started the TTouch. She stopped barking and semi-relaxed. I did it only for about five minutes. Later that day, I went back and she did not bark at me. That's the first time that has occurred in years. She even came to me again and I gave her the TTouch for the second time.
I am eager to learn more about TTEAM and the TTouch and practice on my dogs and cat and the other animals in my neighborhood.