Tellington TTouch® (developed by Linda Tellington-Jones) is a gentle, positive method of bodywork and movement based on more than three decades of results with over 1000 practitioners worldwide. TTouch® provides a powerful set of tools and techniques that improve an animal’s health, behavior, and performance. In addition, it can deepen the relationship between animals and their people. TTouch® complements veterinary care and dog training. In this 1-day workshop you will be introduced to positive tools and techniques to help you walk more effectively and in balance with your dog or your clients' dogs. If you are a dog professional, you will have more tools to help your clients with.
We will cover:
• TTouch body work to help your dog on walks
• TTouch wrapping techniques that can help with walking
• Body and leash cues that influence how our dogs walk with us
• Body positioning, both ours and our dog’s
• Tension patterns and other problems from leash pulling
• How to achieve your own balance and your dog's while walking and what to look for
• Leash techniques and configurations, e.g. communicating more effectively with your dog through a leash
• Using the power of TTouch walking techniques, e.g. Two Points of Contact
• Equipment: Harness fit and leashes and how to use equipment effectively and without force
• How to influence change in your walking relationship
• Balanced movement exercises through a TTouch course
Lori Stevens is a Senior Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for companion animals (dogs, cats, birds, etc.). She is also certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage and in Small Animal Rehabilitation Massage. Lori has a positive and gentle approach to dog training and she continually strives to better understand the interactions among animal behavior, performance, learning and health. She has an established companion animal practice in Seattle which offers private sessions and workshops. Lori’s experience and approach are holistic and one of respect for animals as teachers.