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 TESTIMONIALS > Ttouching The Phantom Tail Stops Body Chewing
 
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  TTOUCHING THE PHANTOM TAIL STOPS BODY CHEWING
Testimonial By: Shani Webster        Publish Date: 2003-06-01

Eugenie,
I have a success story that I would like to share with you.

I doubt you remember but I brought my dog Humphrey to a Tellington Touch course in Johannesburg a couple of years ago.  A bit traumatic for the rest of the attendees as he is somewhat excitable. Some of the techniques did help to settle him a bit, but nothing dramatic until a month ago.

Humphrey’s tail was docked before I got him at about three months of age, and he used to chase his tail, or what is left of it, incessantly, and then changed to chewing his leg so much that saliva dripped onto the floor when he walked.  He has been to countless vets who could find nothing wrong with either his tail or leg.

Recently my mother attended a Tellington Touch lecture in Natal.  The lecturer spoke about tail docking, how it is akin to having the end of one’s spine amputated, and may lead to dogs suffering from phantom pains in their non-existent tails.  I therefore did Tellington Touch along Humphrey’s back and sides, up to and including where his tail would have been if it had not been docked.  Within a day he stopped chewing his leg.  I do it morning and evening (not for long, about two minutes), and as long as I keep it up he does not chew his leg.  After all that frustration, for both myself and Humphrey, for the last six years, has made a huge difference to both our lives. . 
It seems very inadequate just to say thank you, but thank you.
 
Regards
Shani Webster

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