|World-famous animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, renowned for her groundbreaking TTouch bodywork with animals of all kinds, has written this hands-on guide specifically for dogs.|
The Tellington TTouch Method offers a way to effectively influence the behaviour and character of dogs, as well as their willingness and ability to learn. Unlike many training books, the focus is more on improving and maintaining the quality of the dog's life, using methods that help to instil self-confidence in the animal so that a mutual relationship-based on appreciation and friendship, rather than on dominance and submission - an be developed with the owner.
The Tellington TTouch Method is currently being used by dog owners, trainers, breeders and veterinary surgeons, and by staff in animal shelters around the world. Although it offers positive, no-force approach to training, it is much more than just a training method: using a combination of specific TTouches (twenty-two as described in detail), Leading Exercises, and the Confidence Course (exercises over obstacles), a dog's performance and health is improved, common behaviour issues are solved, and physical problems are positively influenced. It can both assist a dog with recovery from serious illness or injury, and enhance the quality of the animal's life on a daily basis.
In this new book, Linda cleary explains how dogs can be helped to overcome many physical and behavioural problems, including: excessive barking and chewing; fear-biting; timidity and shyness; resistance to grooming; hyperactivity; nervousness; car sickness; hip dysplasia; fear of thunder and other loud noises; and more. A list of common behavioural and physical ailments with the recommended TTouch solutions is included. Case studies involving different breeds of dogs demonstrate how many owners, some at their wits end, have used the TTouches and the Confidence Course to solve all manners of difficulties, with happy results.
Softcover: 128 pages