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Sat, Mar 16


Howie's Hall, TailWaggersK9Sport

T-Touch - Handling Techniques for Vet Visits

Do you have a dog that struggles with anxiety at the vets? T-Touch is an entire way of training, handling, and understanding animals in a positive, non-threatening way, that can help you dog with thier anxiety.

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T-Touch - Handling Techniques for Vet Visits
T-Touch - Handling Techniques for Vet Visits

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

Howie's Hall, TailWaggersK9Sport, 573 Lubitz Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6, Canada

About the event

Do you have a dog that is anxious at the vets? Tellington T Touch is a form of bodywork using gentle, non-habitual movements with the intent of activating unused neural pathways to the brain. It is highly successful for helping people, horses and companion animals, recover function after injury, for improving athletic ability, for increasing physical and mental activities and for reducing anxiety.

TTouch for Vet Visits

Learn mindful and forward-thinking techniques and exercises to help your pet with their anxiety. TTouch is more than a form of bodywork, it is an entire way of training, handling, and understanding animals in a positive, non-threatening way. This workshop will focus on handling techniques that will help support your pet’s health and prepare your pet for Vet visits.

Working through specific exercises that will help you and your dog relax during their vet visits, from driving to the vets to walking into the surgery room. These techniques can be applied in multiple situations in and around the vets office.

Learn life long skills that can assist your dog from puppyhood to senior years.

What is TTouch?

TTouch combines observations, bodywork, ground exercises, and equipment to help animals find physical, mental, and emotional balance, as a way of enhancing communication, and cooperation. TTouch can also influence behaviour and assist with health issues.

Through a series of unique bodywork, groundwork and functional exercises that will help create physical balance through good posture, relaxation and overall enhancement of trust.

One of the method’s core principles is; Change the posture, Change the behaviour.   Time again we have seen the powerful connection between physical, mental, and emotional balance.

The aim is not to just train an animal a specific cue for obedience, the aim is to help animals learn, and begin to have the self-control to act instead of simply re-acting to stimuli.

Building this self-confidence and self-control means that an animal can adapt and adjust to a variety of situations and settings, even if they have not specifically been exposed to them prior.

Would you like to better support your animal’s overall health, performance and well-being?


Dogs must have had 2nd set of vaccinations and must have Bordetella, proof required

Dogs must be toilet trained

Dogs must be dog-to-dog and dog-to-human friendly

Please bring a change of footwear (for the human)

Who should attend?

  • Pet Owners
  • Groomers
  • Vet Techs
  • Trainers

Instructor:  Dian McTaggart is a certified Level II Companion Animal Practitioner.  She is a Karen Pryor Academy graduate and teaches classes for the city of Ottawa and at the Ottawa Humane Society.

Her training focus is to develop a trusting relationship with your companion.  She likes participating in dog sports including scent work, ratting and Rally Obedience.

Cost $85 Working Spot, $50 Audit Spot

Vet Staff - Please contact if interested

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