The photo on the left was taken when I attended Debby Potts’ the Telington TTouch Instructor previous workshop. Last week her TTouch workshop took place again at Club Perro, Yokohama Japan.
I couldn’t take a picture with her because I helped her as a staff that time. I had only very short time to talk with her. But I enjoyed seeing her again and hearing her lecture about TTouch.
I have attended her workshop about 5 times. I like TTouch very very much! of course, Debby too! I’m sympathetic toward TTouch philosophy.
TTouch is famous for “circular motion touch” body work. Actually, It has many ways/techniques to help animal. All of them are safety and gentle. TTouch chooses flexibly some of techniques that suit individual animal, and help the animal’s self-confidence and self-control. It never do anything by force.
Debby always says “Just watch animal, don’t judge”. It’s one of TTouch orientations. It means “Don’t forget that our thought is just a guess”. I agree that we shouldn’t make assumptions about dog because it might reduce the oppotunity of sloving problem or doing something by dog’s own.
I learn something new every her workshop. I recommend that you attend TTouch workshop or seminar if you haven’t. It might makes you widen your view.
Thank you Debby! I’m looking forward to seeing you again 🙂
I don’t know a whole lot about TTouch, but I think it can be useful in some situations.
Some of the groundwork exercises for the horses are intriguing.
Most of my knowledge of TTouch comes from reading my friend Kim’s blog: http://www.enlightenedhorsemanship.net/
Glad to hear you had a good time!
Thank you Mary for your comment and information!
It’s beautiful and interesting blog. I’ll read it 🙂