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  YOUR LETTERS: HELP FOR DOGS THAT CAN'T BE TOUCHED AND FOR INJURIES
Testimonial By: Elke Haas        Publish Date: 2009-10-22

HELP FOR DOGS THAT CANíT BE TOUCHED AND FOR INJURIES

 

Hi there

 

I am so grateful to you for the 6 week TTouch introduction, the learning that has taken place ever since, amazes me and has truly made a difference in my life an that of my animals.

Having more dogs than common sense dictates, with only two of them not having seriously been traumatized at one point in time, gives me such an opportunity to observe, practice and learn. And TTouch is actually just beginning to amaze me. Maybe some of these stories are worth sharing - you have seen and heard them all before - and they will brighten your day - for sure.

 

Max

Max is a husky x GSD, neutered male +/- 4 yrs - was run over as a puppy, has a solid metal pin in his leg and walks with a limp, came to us as the result of a divorce, was very attached to the husband and I suspect ill treated by the wife. I was not able to touch him for a year - I looked at him and he would scream, literally, he had a good relationship with my husband so I left him alone. Gradually (because I am insistent and do not give up) I was able to touch him. Around May 2009 - 2009 being my begging journey year of TTouch - Max jumped, howled, limped - he must have seriously misstepped. I called him and he gave me "the look" (whatcha gonna try and do to me) but stood still, so I talked to him, doing clouded leopard touches about 2 cm above his sore leg, as I could not touch him in any case. Max watched, I carried on, gradually touching him with a pressure 1. He suddenly got up .....    and walked - looked back at me - and carried on walking, no pain, yelping or limping.

Ever since then I am allowed to touch him and he comes to me when he hurts.

Yesterday I got hold of him and did little raccoon touches around his ears - he heaved such a sigh, I think he expelled air of the past 3 years or so.

 

Lisa

Our newest addition - rescue NDS spayed female, +/- 1 year. We could not touch her in her foster home enclosure, I finally managed to grab hold of her, put a half wrap on, did some ear work and bundled her into our car, where she immediately went and lay down in a corner, no panting, no agitation - as I had expected.

That was three weeks ago.

In the meantime she has meet another 9 dogs, with whom she roams the property, has had another wrap on - which she chewed through, as mom was not looking, had a few ear sessions and body sessions, has claimed our house (she has never before been inside), checks our fences and warns us if there are any people around. Her whole demeanour after each session changed, with her becoming more secure, confident, happy and lighter on her feet - she has jumping sessions with our young husky, it looks like tiptoe ballet.

 

Injuries

We have dogfights, not too many, but we do and some have to see the vet. One GSD had a bad tear next to her eye, it looked as if she would loose the eye. The vet did a remarkable job, but I do believe that the touches above the injured area (in the air 2 -3 cm above the wounds) helped the healing process tremendously. No, she did not like it in the beginning, after the first two circles she started sitting still and thereafter would sit still every time I told her I would do touches.

Our 2 yr old male Jack Russell had a fight, his head above the eye was badly torn and I saw things I do not want to see - off to the vet. Brilliant stitches, a very concerned vet, touches above the areas, 2 weeks later the hair has grown back, and nothing is really visible.

And while waiting for the vet to attend to us, we always do ear work - bleeding and horrendous looking dogs are then attentive, relatively relaxed and amazingly unstressed when the vet sees them.

  

There is never enough time to work with the animals it seems, but sitting and doing a little bit of ear work, seems to have made them all a bit more peaceful, relaxed and less needy of attention.

 

Have a great weekend,

 

Elke

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