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TTouch for dogs?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by patandchickens, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I will preface this by saying I think a *portion* of what Linda Tellington-Jones does is useful, but she loses me somewhere around "necklace of the graceful swan" as well as some of the more recent things.

    That said, I *do* find some of her TTouch techniques to be real useful for horses and to transfer reasonably to cats as well.

    I would really like to do some of it with Russell (not quite year old yellow lab) because while he's getting much better when taking classes he still needs to chill out (thus far I can get him to *act* quiet and calm-ish, but not actually *be* calm, if you know what I mean?). I have done the, what the heck does she call it, something about leopards I think [​IMG], where you do little fingertip circles with the animals skin all over, and it is helpful.

    But, as I am at this point in life too cheap to actually buy her TTouch for dogs book, I was wondering if there is anyone on this forum who HAS read the book and does it on their own dogs and could maybe describe what they find the most useful? Mainly for relaxation, but if there are body-awareness things comparable to the groundpoles work she does with horses I'd like to hear about that too if you wanted to tell me [​IMG]


  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Hi! [​IMG] I know you have a slow internet, but my daughter has looked up ALOT of T-Touch videos on You Tube. and she has tried it on Jiggs.
  3. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:What is this? does it work?
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Oh, I forgot to mention, I cannot use Youtube (slow dialup with connection that drops frequently, unable to download videos)

    Anything you could describe?

    FireTigeris -- google "Linda Tellington-Jones".

  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:thanks, google-fu is strong with me but I didn't even know where to start.



    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    46 of 46 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing, February 10, 2004

    2 Crazy Kids (Seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews

    This review is from: The Tellington TTouch for Happier, Healthier Dogs, featuring Linda Tellington-Jones [VHS] (VHS Tape)
    I am a very involved dog owner, and I was anxiously awaiting my T-Touch video. I just watched it, and I am VERY disappointed.

    First of all, the video itself is extremely poor quality, as though it is a copy of a copy of a copy from the 70s. Blurry with bleeding colors and unclear sound- hardly what I expected for $30! The video is filmed so poorly, with short 20 second segments, that you can barely see what the practioners are doing or why they are doing it. All I learned were a few variations on doing quick "circles" on my dog. I do believe any fool can connect with his dog through touch and massage, and they do NOT need this crappy video's "circles." The techniques are so intuitive- you should just touch your dog to be close in ways that are comfortable for the both of you- that is good enough! There is no advice on how to advance any further than doing a few circles all over your dogs body.

    The video also focused on approx. 6 dogs with problems- noise, fear-biting, limping, etc. Quite a bit of time was spent diagnosing them and chatting (approx. 60% of the tape.) At the end of the video, a follow-up is done after 2 months. The video doesn't even show the dogs at the later date, just stills of the original diagnosis, with narration. Thus, you don't even see if the dogs have improved. Not to mention, it is a waste of time for a $30 1 hour TEACHING video. I bought the video to learn how to help MY dog, not hear the life stories of 6 random dogs.

    What a disappointment this video is! This video is all hype and no substance. Here's the $30 secret- put your 4 fingers together and on your dog. Rest your thumb and palm on the dog as well. Now have your 4 fingers move in a circle. Start over in a different spot. Ta-Da! Infuriatingly simple, in my opinion! I wish I had spent $30 on toys and gas money to the beach instead!

    There is also an e-book (Kindle) still looking for ya. (and me)

    There is an excerpt available at Amazon.com It has a lot of the info there page 1, 28-30, and then a handful of charts (110-111) more book 112-118 and the 'resources' so you could write to her.​
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  6. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    I did TTouch on my dogs for a while, and then decided straight massage or deep massage worked better.
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Any suggestions other than "figure it out oneself" for using massage for relaxation purposes? (Tips, or resources to consult)

  8. equine623

    equine623 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    NE PA
    Maybe try your library, I've checked it out from my local one, or sometimes they can order from a reciprocal library. [​IMG]

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