These clinics are open to anyone wishing to become a Companion Animal Tellington TTouch Practitioner. You do not need to have any prior knowledge of TTouch to apply for a place on these clinics and you are welcome to attend one or more of the clinics if you simply wish to learn more about the work but do not want to go on to become a Tellington TTouch Practitioner.
Participants on the Companion Animal Practitioner Training Clinic come from a wide range of backgrounds. They include veterinarians, behaviour counsellors, re-homing centre staff, dog groomers, veterinary nurses, cattery and boarding kennel owners, dog trainers, dog owners and animal lovers. You do not need to be working professionally with dogs or cats to attend these clinics and many participants are pet owners who want to help their animals overcome a variety of health and/or behavioural issues and give them a better life.
The clinics largely focus on working with dogs but we also include where possible a visit to a local re-homing centre to work with cats. We appreciate that some people find re-homing centres distressing and it is not a compulsory part of the clinic. If you cannot leave your dog for any reason or do not wish to visit the local charity you can stay at the farm and work with one of our Instructors or assistants.
There is no rigid structure to the course which some people find challenging at first. Time is spent giving you a solid foundation in TTouch bodywork, TTouch groundwork, the use of TTouch equipment and handling techniques enabling you to work with a wide range of behaviours and health problems once qualified and this will vary slightly from clinic to clinic depending on the needs of the dogs attending the clinics with their owners.
The clinics are very hands on with a variety of practical sessions, demonstrations and discussions. You will receive printed information in a binder on your first clinic and a CD with further information as your progress through the training programme. You may also make your own notes and you can take videos and photographs too with the permission of the Instructor and other participants on the course.
You can attend the clinic with or without a dog but please let us know in advance if you are bringing a dog(s).