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I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with using T-Touch on their dogs. Mayzie has fear issues and I have read that this method might be able to help. I really want to do everything I can to help her become the dog she can be!!

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I have a shy dog, too. I took a canine massage class and use the techniques often on my dog to desensitize her to touch and to relax her. She's not a cuddler but since I started the massage, she snakes us and rubs her head on us and wants me to rub her hind quarters. She also likes head rubs now. I think the massage has helped her to feel more comfortable around people in general - when I give her a massage she actually relaxes, something my ever-alert dog rarely does. I've incorporated a lot of foot and ear rubbing into it, too, which has made her a lot easier to handle for nail trimmings and exams.

While I haven't done TT, I have read a bit about it. Seems like a combination of desensitizing touch and massage. I don't believe all that stuff about cellular intelligence, either (we'd all be a lot smarter if it really worked!), but anything that is designed to relax or soothe sore muscles can't be a bad thing.
I think it also works on a lot of pressure points. I recently went to a little seminar about acupressure (like acupuncture, but you push on the spots instead of putting a needle in it) and TTouch is reminiscent of the acupressure.
That makes a lot of sense. There are particular spots I focus on with Poca and she seems to melt into it the pressure.
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