What is Tellington TTouch Training

Tellington TTouch Training  is a gentle, respectful, force free, powerful technique used to work with companion animal to help them overcome a range of issues.  TTouch was developed by Linda Tellington Jones in the 1980’s working with horses, then introduced to companion animal.  TTouch was brought to the United Kingdom by Sarah Fisher around 10 years later.

TTouch Training is based on the inextricable link between body posture and behaviour, and includes body work,  ground work exercises and specific equipment to release tension and to promote a feeling of calm.  This in turn helps animals develop self confidence and self control and enables them to move beyond their instinctive and, often fearful, responses.

The Tellington TTouch Training has a profound and potent effect on the nervous system and has a powerful influence on responses and mood. Even well established patterns of behaviour often alter within a very short space of time and the Tellington TTouch Training has even saved the lives of many animals whose behaviour has been deemed to be out of control.

What issues in can Tellington TTouch help overcome?

  • Grooming Issues
  • Reactivity (against other dogs, animals, people and machinery)
  • Stress/Anxiety (due to any type of situation)
  • Noise Sensitivity (fireworks, thunder, etc)
  • Leash Pulling
  • Barking/Whining
  • Travel Sickness
  • Health Issues
  • Hyperactivity
  • Competition Nerves

This list is not extensive.  If your dog has any issues at all, I am always happy to discuss by telephone free of charge.


First Consultation Session – This session is best carried out in your home so that I can observe your dog in its usual surroundings, and will last between 60 – 90 minutes.  During this session, I will discuss in more detail the issues you feel is affect your dog, I will visually observe the dog to note posture, coat, breathing, stress indicators, etc.  If possible, and your dog is happy to be touched by me, I will do a hands-on observation feeling his/her body for hot/cold spots, tension, sensitive areas, etc, and check the coat for dandruff, coat changes, etc.   Following this session you will receive a full report in writing of my findings, recommendations, and an best estimate of how many additional sessions will be required.  You will also receive some basic advice on how to start introducing TTouch to your dog. £60*

Follow-on Sessions – Once you have received the full report and had time to digest, if you decide to proceed with the recommendations.  During these follow-on sessions we will discuss progress since the last visit, and if necessary make amendments to the programme.  The duration of the follow up session is dependant on the dog, but usually around 1 hour. The number of follow up sessions is also dependant on your pet, what issues he/she has and how the he/she responds to TTouch. £45*

Non-Commitment Consultation Session – For people who are not sure whether TTouch is for them and their dog and what to gain more information prior to paying out for a full consultation session.  This  will be a 1-2-1 appointment of 15-20 minutes either in your own home or another venue of your choice or here at my Salon based in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. £15*

Packages are available on request.  Please note that the package must be paid in full prior or during the first session.

* mileage  will be charged in addition to the standard fee.  Under 10 miles round trip will be 45p  per mile, over 10 miles will be 60p per mile (to take account of my travelling time).


I will be putting on Tellington TTouch Training workshops covering a range of issues.  If you would be interested in learning more about TTouch Training in this way, please email me on info@happypawswithsue.co.uk and I will send a form to gather more information about your pet.

If you would like to learn the basic of Tellington TTouch (rather than address a specific issue) but unable to attend I workshop, I can deliver the workshop on a 1-2-1 basis at a cost of £75.  If you would like to invite a friend to join us, there will be an additional charge of £25 per person.

If you attend one of my workshops (either group or 1-2-1) you will added to my facebook TTouch page so that you can continue to pick up other tips and advice.

Upcoming workshops

Getting to Know Your Dog

  • 23/02/2020
  • Littlethorpe Scout Hub, Narborough
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Taking the Grrrr Out of Grooming – 13th October

  • 13/10/2019
  • Broadland Youth and Community Centre, Stalham Road, Hoveton NR12 8DJ
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Hosted Group Workshops

If you are a club or organisation and would like to host either a 1/2 or 1 day workshop for a group of people please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact page, or telephone me on 07949 824 491.

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