Workshops are an ideal way for you to learn a little more about this unique training and handling technique. You may find that the skills learnt on workshops are enough for you to implement some TTouch into the work that you already do. Whilst the TTouch name can only be used by those who have achieved the necessary qualifications we do encourage you to use TTouch techniques if you live or work with animals.
TTouch helps to reduce stress and can help animals overcome a wide variety of behavioural concerns and many groomers, veterinary assistants, trainers, re-homing centre staff, breed club members, pet lovers and owners, competitors, riders, breeders and so on attend TTouch workshops to increase their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the animals in their care.
All workshops taught by qualified Practitioners are advertised on this website and an email will be sent to mailing list members when a new workshop is announced.
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The format covered on TTouch workshops will vary depending on the Practitioner who is teaching the workshop. Some may be a general introduction to TTouch and others may be more specific such as TTouch for noise sensitive dogs for example. Please contact the Practitioner who is advertising the workshop if you require more information about the topics covered.
Unless the workshop is specifically designed for dogs with reactive issues towards people and/ or other dogs a one to one session will be far more beneficial for dogs with either of these problems.
If you have a dog that has these issues and want to attend a workshop you will still learn many useful techniques that you can take with you to practice with your dog at home. Most people bring dogs to workshops so you should be able to gain some hands on experience with the other dogs at the event.
Many people go on a workshop prior to attending the Practitioner Training clinics or modules to see if the work is something that will be of benefit to them. If you do not want to commit to learning any hands on techniques but would like to learn more about the work you can attend a workshop as an auditor. This is a cheaper option than attending as a working participant but you will not get any hands on experience. Most Practitioners offer auditor places on their workshops.
The format covered on a TTouch Equine workshop will give you plenty of tools to start working with the horses in your care. You may be able to take your horse on a workshop but this will depend on the facilities and whether or not there is available stabling. Our Equine Practitioners do not all own their own stables but will come to you if you want to arrange a small group at your yard or for your club.
If you would like to organise an Equine or Companion Animal workshop in your area or for your club please contact your nearest Practitioner who is qualified to Level 1 or above. The majority of our Practitioners are happy to travel if practical, and evening talks are an ideal way to start generating interest for a one day workshop in your area at a later date.
The workshops are by no means restricted to dogs and horses and the majority of our Companion Animal Practitioners have experiencing in handling a variety of species including cats.
Workshops can be a useful way of raising funds and awareness for your charity if you run or work with an animal re-homing centre. Many Practitioners are willing to donate their time to help welfare organisations and donate any profits to the charity once their costs for travel etc have been covered.
If you would like to arrange a workshop please contact your nearest Practitioner. If you would like to organise a fund raising event for your charity please contact your nearest Practitioner or email the office.