Learn About TTouch

If you are seeking focused assistance with a specific issue, exploring one-on-one sessions with a Tellington TTouch® practitioner is often the most effective approach, rather than joining the Practitioner Training Programme. Many practitioners offer personalised consultations and sessions that cater to individual needs, allowing you to delve deeper into TTouch techniques and receive tailored guidance for addressing the concerns you have with the animals in your care. These individual sessions provide a unique opportunity to receive targeted support and hands-on instruction to help you effectively address the specific challenges you are facing.

Numerous Tellington TTouch® practitioners offer talks, demonstrations, and workshops across the British Isles. These events provide an excellent platform for individuals to learn more about the method and its application in animal care. During talks, practitioners share valuable insights, discuss the principles of TTouch, and provide examples of how it can benefit animals. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussions, and gain a deeper understanding of the technique.

For those looking for more immersive experiences, one or two-day workshops are available. These workshops typically involve a combination of theory and practical exercises, allowing participants to learn TTouch techniques and practice them under the guidance of experienced practitioners. Workshops often focus on specific areas, such as TTouch for dogs, cats, horses, or other animals, providing tailored instruction based on the participants’ interests.

By attending talks, demonstrations, and workshops, individuals can expand their knowledge of TTouch and gain hands-on skills that can be applied to animals in their care. These events offer a more accessible and flexible learning approach compared to enrolling in a full Practitioner Training Programme, making them suitable for those who want to explore TTouch but may not have the time or resources for a comprehensive training course.

It is important to note that while these alternative options provide valuable insights and practical experience, they may not offer the same level of depth and certification as the Practitioner Training Programme. However, they serve as excellent stepping stones for individuals interested in using Tellington TTouch® for their own animals and can provide a solid foundation for further self-study or even potential enrolment in the training program in the future.

One-to-One Private Consultations

If you are experiencing specific issues with an animal, the best place to start is by seeking one-to-one consultations or training sessions with your local TTouch Practitioner. They can provide personalised guidance and assistance tailored to address the particular areas that you feel will benefit you and your animal the most. Whether you need help with a behaviour issue or simply want to expand your knowledge about Tellington TTouch® outside of a group setting, these individual sessions offer a focused approach to address your specific concerns and are an ideal starting point for resolving issues with your animal companion.

Workshops

Online, or in-person workshops provide a learning environment that is hands-on, very supportive and safe for the human participants as well as for the dogs and other animals. The majority of work in the trainings is done with dogs or horses, but some Practitioners specialise in working with horses, cats, rabbits, reptiles, birds and other small pets. Workshops provide a relaxed atmosphere where sharing information and ideas is encouraged. In each of these workshops, attendees will include students from all levels of experience. For more than thirty years, we have found that this combination has provided a rich exchange of ideas and experiences to all participants.

Scheduled workshops are listed on our events page. However, many practitioners are happy to arrange workshops for interested groups e.g. dog clubs, riding clubs, other animal related organisations or simply a group of friends. These can be tailored to the participants and focus on areas of interest such as grooming, supporting senior dogs, noise sensitivity and firework fears or simply an introduction to the techniques.

You do not need to bring your animal to the workshop to learn new skills. Many participants choose to attend without their dog or horse for various reasons e.g. if they feel their dog might struggle in a workshop environment in proximity to other people or dogs. Some Practitioners run workshops specifically for dogs who can become anxious in certain situations where the numbers are smaller and participants receive greater support.

Many Practitioners support rescue organisations by providing talks and workshops for staff and volunteers or as a fundraiser for the rescue.

Talks & Demonstrations

Many Practitioners deliver talks and demonstrations at events or to animal related organisations. These will often be listed on the events page. Alternatively contact your local Practitioner if you are interested in hosting a talk or demonstration.