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Posts tagged ‘Companion Animals’

Josie Overcomes Aggression Toward Other Dogs With the Help of a “Stuffie”

I’m sometimes asked if I ever get tired of hearing the stories about animals whose lives are changed by Tellington TTouch® Training. The answer is a clear, “Definitely not”. The stories and feedback are what keep me inspired and passionate about sharing the work. So I would love to hear any of your stories no matter what the animals.

During the TTouch Advanced training for Companion animals in St. Paul Minnesota last year we invited several interesting dogs with extreme behavior issues to be demos for the class. The 8 year old German Shepherd, Josie came to us with her companion, Bill who just sent me this letter of thanks which i wish to share. Josie is a lovely dog with humans but 3 trainers had been unsuccessful at bringing her to a place where she could be trusted to be near another dog. With the help of  a “stuffy” in the beginning, Josie came to a point in about an hour of calmly accepting two other dogs in the room. An act that Bill had not dared to hope for. He sent a few photos to demonstrate the success. I’m including his website, the Human Chrysalis about his touching and inspiring emergence from care-giver to a new life.

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Padme and Leia’s First TTouch Experience: A Tellington TTouch® Certification Case Study

I had lovely feedback about my piece on “Miracles” in my New Years/Christmas letter and I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject ever since. We see so many seeming-miracles in the TTouch with all species. A requirement of the Tellington TTouch® certification training for Companion Animals is to write up case studies on dogs and kitties and sometimes bunnies, depending upon the future focus of the student. Here is a typical case study about two kitties by Corinne Cevaer-Corey after her 2nd week-long training.
Although most of us who work with cats find that they develop a level of trust that just seems impossible in such a short time, nevertheless, it so often seems like a miracle.
Even though I  have been doing this work and teaching it and seeing such changes for more than 25 years, it is just as thrilling and I am just as grateful as I was the first time – perhaps even more so, for the fact that I feel so blessed each time.
Thank you, Corinne, for sharing these stories of the kitty at Best Friends in Utah, and your Padme and Leia.

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Dr. Nancy Kay’s Guidelines for Finding a Reputable Dog Breeder

In 2008 I had the pleasure of visiting with Dr. Nancy Kay when she spent a day at my horse training in Sonoma country. I was very impressed with the depth of her knowledge and her wonderful attitude. I have her permission to reprint her latest blog post on tips for choosing a dog to suit your lifestyle. It contains helpful information on adopting from a shelter or rescue organization or what you should expect from a reputable breeder if you choose that route. I’ve seen too many puppies who are mentally, emotionally or physically handicapped who caused their people much grief and expense as they matured. It’s important to make the right, informed choices. I suggest you study carefully all the points she makes about choosing a reputable breeder. There are so many breeders who do not meet the criteria listed by Dr. Kay.

In invite you to sign up to receive Dr. Kay’s blog, Speaking for Spot via email or RSS reader and buy her informative book, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live A Happy, Healthy, Longer Life.  Here’s the article: (more…)

Dr. Nancy Kay's Guidelines for Finding a Reputable Dog Breeder

In 2008 I had the pleasure of visiting with Dr. Nancy Kay when she spent a day at my horse training in Sonoma country. I was very impressed with the depth of her knowledge and her wonderful attitude. I have her permission to reprint her latest blog post on tips for choosing a dog to suit your lifestyle. It contains helpful information on adopting from a shelter or rescue organization or what you should expect from a reputable breeder if you choose that route. I’ve seen too many puppies who are mentally, emotionally or physically handicapped who caused their people much grief and expense as they matured. It’s important to make the right, informed choices. I suggest you study carefully all the points she makes about choosing a reputable breeder. There are so many breeders who do not meet the criteria listed by Dr. Kay.

In invite you to sign up to receive Dr. Kay’s blog, Speaking for Spot via email or RSS reader and buy her informative book, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live A Happy, Healthy, Longer Life.  Here’s the article: (more…)

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