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The Ultimate Behavior & Training Horse Book by LTJ now available in South Africa!

The Ultimate Behavior & Training Book by LTJ comes to South Africa! Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21 Century -               by Linda Tellington-Jones, with Bobby Lieberman.

This latest book by Linda Tellington-Jones is a must for horse lovers!

                                                                                            Includes an A to Z Problem Solver

Innovative & Practical Bodywork

Over 20 Unique Ground Exercises

Specialized Riding Exercises

Trailer-Loading How-To Photos

The book is available from the TTouch office. Email us at info@ttouch.co.za or order in our Online Shop!



New 3 Day Workshops Available for Practitioner Training

May be used as Half a Module

For the Practitioner Training Program

Or just to have an amazing weekend with your Dog

Please see workshop page for details or email eugenie@ttouch.co.za


Cape Town: Octber 22-26 (this is the first 3 days of the 6 day training)

Johannesburg: October 3-7 (this is the first 3 days of the 6 day training

A brand New Concept!


We have had a lot of feedback from Participants of our Practitioner Training Programme about how difficult it is to get time off work, to find enough money, etc. As a result, we have come up with a new formula which will allow people to do one of the 6 required trainings in two shorter workshops. This means that for one of your sessions, you can attend two 3-day workshops with South African Instructor, Eugenie Chopin.


This also gives people who don’t have any experience of TTouch the possibility to attend the first 3 days to get a better idea if they want to go forward with the training.


An opportunity to spend quality time with your dog, learn how to read your dog’s body language, learn what you can do for your individual problems like fear of thunder & fireworks, reactivity, excessive barking, leash pulling, hyper excitement & much much more or just bond!

This workshop is perfect if you would like to find out more about the Tellington TTouch method before doing our 6 day course.

Practitioner Training for Companion Animals JHB & Cape Town

Practitioner Training for Companion Animals

JHB: October 3-7, 2015

CT: Oct. 22-26

Hello TTouch Friends!

Thanks for your interest in the Practitioner Training for Companion Animals. Please do send us an email at info@ttouch.co.za with your contact details if you would like to be kept updated with this training program.

The training runs over 3 years, with two 6 day sessions per year. You do NOT need to have any previous experience to join this training.    However, you might like to join a workshop before then if you are keen to get started. Having a basic knowledge can help you retain more of the Intro training, but again this is not necessary for you to be part of the TTACT IV class. Dates for classes & workshops can be found at www.ttouch.co.za.

Students may begin the training at any session.

After your personal Introductory Session and between sessions, students are encouraged to assist at workshops for further experience and do case studies. The program comprises only 2 sessions a year in order to help students with their finances and the need to get time off work. The workshops are scheduled to include a weekend in order to make it as convenient as possible.

The Program is a comprehensive training of hands on work with Companion Animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, etc. The training consists of 2 sessions a year lasting between 5 & 6 days, for 3 years. The approximate cost of each session is R4550. This varies on the Dollar/Rand rate.

NOTE: Money paid (minus a cancellation fee) can be used for up to a year towards another TTACT training if for some reason you miss the training. This does not apply to cancellations 2 months prior to the start of training. Please read the document on Payments and Cancellation Policy Guidelines for further information.

 Many people ask what are the “hidden” costs. It would be things like buying equipment and books; some people like to “budget” a certain amount for trainings and then add to their “tool kit” each time. Also, you might want to join us in the lunches. We either have it catered or order from a local restaurant. We’ll send you more info closer to the time.

 For those of you coming from out of town and don’t have someplace to stay, we will try to match you up with another JHB participant who has space for a guest. We usually suggest that the guest contribute to the cost of food as well as transport. Otherwise we will help you find a guesthouse or some other arrangements. So don’t worry, there will be help in this regard! At the moment, we have several B & Bs where students have stayed. A list can be found below!

 You may be wondering what TTACT stands for? It’s Tellington Touch Animal Companion Training and is the designation for the Practitioner Training Program for Companion Animals. The V means that it is the fifth such program in South Africa. So it will always be TTACT V, Intro and then TTACT IV, session 2, etc. However, when you have your 1st training; that will be your Intro, etc.

 Please fill in a Pre- Registration/Personal Bio form and return to us ASAP. You can fill in by: deleting things that aren’t applicable, underlining, or circling and filling in if you are faxing back instead of emailing. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT IN ORDER TO REGISTER, but you do need a deposit to secure your place. If you don’t have a Registration form, you can get one by emailing Eugenie at info@ttouch.co.za The Personal Bio form gives us an idea of what your background is with animals, experience and what you hope to get out of the training.


We endeavour to help the student to be proficient and confident in the TTouch work. To this end we have a program that we believe gives a steady hands on experience for the best results. That includes such things as:


  • A combination of TTouch techniques, including: Bodywork, use of the Body Wrap, understanding and use of equipment, groundwork exercises for dogs,  how to read Canine body language, how to best communicate and much much more!

  • After      your second session, the TTouch student is required to do 5 case studies      between each session, 15 in total. This is to ensure that the student is      doing and experiencing the work as well as getting feedback on what they      are doing.

  • After your second session, if you decide you want to pursue Practitionership, you will receive a Mentor who is available to help you with these case studies and any question you might have about how to handle a particular situation.

  • Atyour second session, we begin to take students to a Shelter to work on both cats and dogs. This is to give you an opportunity to experience as many different animals as possible. It also allows us to give back something to the animal community. (Please note that if anyone has an objection to going into the shelter, and we realize that it is hard for some, there  is no obligation. There is always an alternative to work with the kennel or your own animals instead.)

  • At your third session, we start to introduce Client Days. This is a morning where we set up Clients and their dogs for you to help in a safe and  supported environment.

  • In      general, the course is very much a hands on training giving you a great variety of experience with as many animals as possible so that at the end  of 6 modules you feel confident to handle the clients and cases that come your way.

  • TTACT students are encouraged to assist at workshops given by fully Certified Practitioners. This is a great learning experience and invaluable to the learning process.

  • At      the end of Session 4, students enrolled in the program will become      Tellington TTouch Apprentices provided the payment, case study and      competence criteria are met.

Permitted Practice: TT Apprentices may charge for their work with private clients. This status is good for 1 year only while the student finishes his studies.

  • There  are two categories for graduation.

    • PRACTITIONER: At the end of Session 6 the TTouch Apprentice may graduate as a Tellington TTouch Practitioner provided the payment, case study and competence criteria are met.

Permitted Practice: TTouch Practitioners continue with their private practice with individuals and in addition may charge for short (four hour) lecture/demonstrations

    • PRACTITIONER 1: At the end of Session 6 the Apprentice will graduate as a Tellington TTouch Practitioner I provided the Practitioner criteria listed above are met. In addition they will submit, for discussion with an instructor, an agenda for a hypothetical one-day  hands-on workshop, and will demonstrate competence in teaching. Permitted Practice: In addition to the above, the practitioner is qualified to  teach 1 day workshops (either 1 full day or 2-half days)

    • You will receive more information on the program and how to upgrade      your status after you have completed your second training session.

    • The TTouch office and Guild is always here to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have any needs!

 Our Instructors all come from overseas and are the best in the world. One of  the beauties of this program is that the same people teach it worldwide and so the information doesn’t get filtered down through many hands. The Instructors include Linda Tellington Jones (creator of TTouch), Robyn Hood      (Linda’s sister and brilliant teacher), Edie Jane Eaton (also a Feldenkrais Practitioner) & Debby Potts (teacher par excellence). If  we’re lucky we might also experience Sarah Fisher from England or Bibi Degn from Germany. They run the Training Programs in those countries as Eugenie does in South Africa.

 This      program is about helping you communicate with animals, giving people an      alternative method of working with both animals and people, our human      relationship with the animal world and giving you the tools to do all of      these things. The program is dynamic, creative and yet very practical so      that the work is clear and easy to understand.

 At the end of 2 years, if you have done your case studies, you will acquire the Status of Apprentice Practitioner and are then able to charge for one-on-one consultations with clients.

 Please do call me if you have any questions at all about the Program. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all!

 Thanks and I hope you meet you very soon!

Eugenie Chopin, Tellington TTouch Practitioner III for Companion Animals

Tel: 011 884-3156, Fax: 011 783-1515

Email: eugenie@ttouch.co.za 




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