Does your dog speak English? Do we speak dog?
Unfortunately, the answer is no… that is why we have to learn inner-species communication. How do we do that? We have to find a common element that allows us to communicate with each other. The simplest element is touch.
The 1 Minute Dog System uses the TTouch technique that was developed by a brilliant trainer, Linda Tellington-Jones.
The TTouch involves using both of your hands. One hand supports the animal and the other hand does the touch. With your hand that will be doing the motion, have your fingers slightly curved and use the pads of your fingertips. Create conscious circular movements on your dog’s body. You should be using light pressure, not anything too hard, a nice gentle touch.
Start your touch at 6 o’clock and complete the circle (about the the size of a dime) and then add a quarter, so head up to 9 o’clock. Move your hand clockwise. Continue doing these circular touches for just a minute, moving to different spots on your dog’s body.
If your dog is riled up and moving quickly, you can do the touches relatively fast and then slow down your movements to help your dog calm down.
The TTouch helps “stimulate the function and vitality of the cells in an animal’s body, and to activate unused neural pathways to the brain.”
Some of the benefits of the TTouch include:
Lowering stress levels
Lowering heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation
Relaxing muscle tension
Increasing body awareness
The TTouch method also includes working with your dog’s ears and tail. Look at the image below to learn more about the TTouches on your dog’s ears!
By working with your dog’s ears, you can help calm a hyperactive dog.
This TTouch Method is a holistic approach to helping your dog with his health, well-being, relaxation, and lifespan! How simple!
Do these touches 1 minute at a time with consistency and you will see a difference in your dog.
If you are wanting to learn more about these TTouch I have an entire chapter teaching you how to do these touches in my book which you can get HERE! I also have a complete video training system where I explain and show you how to do these amazing touches! Check out the complete training bundle HERE!