by Linda Tellington-Jones
Getting in TTouch with Your Dog: A Gentle Approach to Influencing Behaviour, Health, and Performance, Completely Revised
by Linda Tellington-Jones
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Publication Year: 2011
Format: Trade Paperback
From the back cover:
“The key to a better quality of life for your dog.
Linda Tellington-Jones offers her acclaimed form of gentle bodywork and behaviour training, giving you the tools to:
- Influence your dog’s behaviour and performance while enhancing your relationship.
- Reduce stress, overcome anxiety, and increase focus.
- Assist in recovery from injury or illness.
- Relieve discomfort in cases of aging, arthritis, and hip dysplasia.
- Solve behavior problems such as leash pulling, excessive barking, and fear of thunder.
- Teach your dog to have his mouth handled and his toenails clipped.
- And much more!
Hands-on help from one of the most caring and innovative animal trainers in the world today.”
From the inside leaf:
“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 you 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 behaviours, 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 specialised 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.”
|Dimensions||21.3 × 15.9 × 1 cm|