Getting in TTouch with Your Dog: A Gentle Approach to Influencing Behavior, Health, and Performance

Getting in TTouch with Your Dog: A Gentle Approach to Influencing Behavior, Health, and Performance

by Linda Tellington-Jones
     
 

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A NEW EDITION with updated material and new photos!

When you think of your dog what is the first characteristic that comes to mind? His “smile,” his gentle companionship, his good-natured bark when he sees a “friend”? Or, do you immediately think of his “bad habits”—
maybe his tendency to jump up on people, the… See more details below

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A NEW EDITION with updated material and new photos!

When you think of your dog what is the first characteristic that comes to mind? His “smile,” his gentle companionship, his good-natured bark when he sees a “friend”? Or, do you immediately think of his “bad habits”—
maybe his tendency to jump up on people, the “accidents” he sometimes has in the house, or the way he pulls when you go for a walk?

Every dog is an independent spirit and a unique being made up of a fascinating mixture of what you might call “bad” and “good.” Now, in this new edition of the international bestseller Getting in TTouch with Your Dog, acclaimed animal expert and companion animal trainer Linda Tellington-Jones explains that the “idea” of your dog that you hold within, the picture you have in your mind, has a great deal to do with how he ultimately behaves.

“Change your mind, change your dog,” is one tenet of Linda’s renowned Tellington Method. By thinking of your dog in “perfect” terms, you can come a long way in solving problematic behaviors, training for a joyful partnership, and ensuring health and well-being.

Added to this “perfect dog state of mind” is Linda’s course in gentle bodywork, known throughout the world as “Tellington TTouch.” This series of circular touches on your dog’s body, using different pressures and patterns, has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, speed healing, and increase focus and the ability to learn.

TTouch is complemented by specialized training equipment, carefully chosen to provide the handler optimal means of communication without the use of force, as well as Linda’s Playground for Higher Learning, a ground course of obstacles developed as a fun way to improve your dog’s attention, willingness, and confidence. Altogether, Linda provides the ultimate reference for safe, gentle, idealistic care for and training of dogs, all ages, breeds, and sizes.

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Editorial Reviews

New Age Retailer
Tellington–Jones writes accessibly and provides helpful, step–by–step detail. Lucky dogs and their owners will thank you for recommending this title.
Publishers Weekly
Animal bodywork expert Linda Tellington-Jones's latest offering is Getting in Touch with Your Dog: A Gentle Approach to Influencing Behavior, Health, and Performance. Tellington developed the Tellington Touch Method (TTouch) throughout her 40-year career working with animals. Here, she offers a way to effectively influence dogs' behavior and character, as well as their ability to learn. The guide enforces mutual respect between dog and owner, stressing a relationship based on appreciation and friendship rather than dominance and submission. By using a specific combination of Touches (there are 22 altogether) and performing exercises, Tellington insists dogs' performance, health and behavior can improve. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570765940
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
365,090
File size:
9 MB

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