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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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Thank you so much, Tooney!

I'm definitely not thinking of it as a cure-all. We are doing lots of counter-conditioning and desensitizing. And we start an obedience class in a little over a week to build her confidence. Will also be trying agility when we feel she's ready as I've read that's a great confidence-booster for shy/fearful dogs.

Just thinking about T-Touch as another tool in the old toolbelt, if you know what I mean. :)
It's short for Tellington Touch, named after the woman who created it. It's a little like therapeutic massage used to calm animals. But from what I've read, there's more to it than that. It's kind of hard to explain but here's an article which will explain things much better than I could:


And here's the official T-Touch website:

Thank you for your input, Kasey. I'm not trying to be snarky...but I truly do want to know if you've tried it and if so, what the results (or non-results) were.
I do agree totally with that, George. And I'm not expecting any kind of miraculous cellular regeneration that will give me a brand new dog. :D I just want another method of relaxing Mayzie so she is more open to new experiences and to learning.

I sent an email to one of the certified practitioners here and to her credit, she was very upfront about what to expect. She said sometimes the results can be dramatic but most often, the changes are subtle. And that it should be used in conjunction with other desensitizing/counter-conditioning techniques. I think her rate is quite reasonable and I might give it a whirl. I belong to a "shy dog" group and some people there swear by it. I just wanted to know if anyone here had any firsthand experience with it.
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