Tellington TTouch® Training is a gentle, respectful method of training, that honours the body, mind and spirit of animals and their people and develops trust between humans and animals.
The Tellington Method deepens the relationship with your animals, improves behaviour, enhances performance, supports health and well-being and fosters learning. Developed by internationally recognized animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD (Hon), this method is based on cooperation and respect for all animals and their people.
The approach in the field of canines is widely accepted as a powerful method to improve behaviour, enhance performance and health and teach a dog to learn willingly. It helps establish a deeper rapport and more effective connection and understanding between humans and their animals. The components are: Body work called Tellington TTouch. The circular TTouches can reduce fear and pain, enhance cellular function and communication and support the healing potential of the body. Ground exercises called The Playground for Higher Learning. And Tellington TTouch® Training Equipment.
Xtra Dog Training is headed up by Alex Wilson. He has a lifelong love of dogs and helping dog owners manage their dogs in a kind, ethical way. Alex is a certified Senior Tellington TTouch Practitioner (P3) and a member of the Guild of Tellington TTouch Practitioners. He is a Senior Instructor at the Dog Training College, a certified Pro Dog Trainer and a student member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.
Alex does not believe in any form of punitive dog training and uses modern reward-based and concept training techniques, including clicker training, games based dog training and Tellington TTouch. He also conforms to the code of practice of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK.
Alex has been lucky enough to train under some of the greats from the dog training world including: Linda Tellington-Jones, Sarah Fisher, Dr. Tom Michell, Lauren Langman, Tina Constance, Marie Miller, Kathy Cascade, Robyn Hood to name a few. He continues his learning each year by making sure that he attends a number of courses so that he has new ideas to share with his clients and students.
Tellington Touch Calmness Course
in Okehampton, Devon
on 20 - 21 May 2023
£200 per person
(full venue details will be sent out with the course confirmation)
This is a 2-day in-person course which combines theory, seminars and practical sessions. Teachings will also include a number of touches, groundwork, free work, how to observe dogs, dog body language, dog emotions and using body wraps.