What is touch therapy, and how can I try it on my dog?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Touch therapy, also known as TTouch or Tellington Therapy, refers to a massage technique developed by horse trainer and competitive rider Linda Tellington-Jones. She noticed that when she massaged her horse a certain way, it improved behavior and reduced tension. The technique has since been successfully used on dogs.
Circular motions are key to the system, with body target areas forming an overall circle and hand motions directed into this pattern. For example, one or two fingers are even used to massage in circles over a dog's gums. There's also a move called the "ear slide," where each ear is gently rubbed in a sliding motion from base to tip. For more information, check out Tellington-Jones' book, The Tellington TTouch: A Revolutionary Natural Method to Train and Care for Your Favorite Animal