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Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:28

Tellington TTouch Body Wraps

buynowThe body wrap is a piece of equipment commonly used in Tellington TTouch. Generally we would use the American elasticated Ace wrap available from Xtra Dog. The wrap will change the posture of the dog due feedback received from the nervous system. It will help the nervous system be more effective.

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The wrap should not be put on tightly as the dog should be aware of it without effecting his movement, nor should it restrict the dog in any way. If the dog appears uncomfortable or worried about the wrap then it should immediately be taken off. Do not use a body wrap unsupervised, and it does not need to be on for longer than 20 minutes as a time. Like any new piece of equipment build up the time that the dog has its wrap on, starting with just a couple of minutes. The nervous system can often be aware of the wrap long after it has been removed.

Changing the dog’s posture will change the behaviour of the dog but sometimes wraps can only have a minor effect so do have realistic expectations. A wrap can also influence the dog’s movement so can be a useful tool with a very pulley dog as it will give the dog better body awareness and help them to walk in their natural balance.

Wraps along with Thundershirt (www.thundershirt.xtradog.com) can also help with environmental situations like noise i.e. fireworks, thunder, lawnmowers etc.. They can also help with touch-sensitive dogs.

 

How to Introduce a Dog to Wearing a Wrap

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1.    Put treats onto the wrap and allow the dog to eat of the wrap and sniff it (what we call the dinner plate technique)

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2.    Lay wrap loosely over the dog’s shoulders and ask the dog to move.

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3.    Put it across the dog’s chest and ask the dog to move.

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 4.    Tie the wrap off as a quarter wrap and move the dog again.

You may need to take the wrap off between these steps and move the dog or give him some treats if it becomes too much.

A wrap is used for sensation, not for support like a bandage.

 

Tying a Quarter Wrap

Put your wrap about a third of the way to the middle across the chest of the dog keeping the short end over the middle of the dog’s back. Cross your wrap pver your dog’s back and take the longer end under his tummy and tie it. You can also use a safety pin.

 

Tying a Half Wrap

Place the middle of your wrap across the chest of your dog. Cross the wrap over the shoulder. Bring the ends across the rib cage and then under the dog’s tummy and then at the middle of the back. Tie the ends off or use a safety pin. The back loop can be moved back to rest over the base of the tail if necessary.

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 Chekout this video, where Tellington TTouch practitioner Janet Finlay demonstrates how to use a TTouch body wrap.

 

 

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:18

The Outdoor Show Season Closes This Weekend

This weekend is the closing of the outdoor show season ... Don't Miss All About Dogs at the Newark Robin Hood Game and County Show

                                       

We are getting ready to go to Newark this weekend for the Robin Hood Game and Country Show at the Newark and Notts Showground. 

Dogs are a major part of the show! Being a major part of the family entitles your dog to a special day out every so often, where other doggie people (and their dogs) can meet and have some fun joining in a host of activities especially designed for our four-legged friends.

That's why there is the All About Dogs Zone to this years Robin Hood Game and  Country Shows!! 

Xtra Dog will have attending over 30 shows this year. with just 3 more remianing - At some of the events we will have special guests who will include TTouch practitioner Marie Miller, Toni Shelbourne, Shona Moon and Janet Finlay, Tellington TTouch instructor Tina Constance, APDT member Kerri Bee, Dog Trainer Hannah Wilkinson (seen on TV's Blue Peter), NSARDA Search and Rescue Dogs, Siberian Husky Club welfare Dogs amongst others. On our stands you will have the opportunity of speaking to our team who will be there to offer free dog advice, as well as being able to buy the range of Xtra Dog products. Come along to have your dog professionally fitted for a harness or a Thundershirt. Also bring your dog along and let us do some training with him/her. Click Here to see our full Event List for 2012.

 

Click read more to see photos of our special guests in 2011

 

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Our Next Event - Robin Hood Game and Country Show - Ipswich October 6-7chris-mancini

We are getting ready to go to Ipswich next weekend for the Robin Hood Game and Country Show at the Suffolk Showground. We are very excited to be welcoming as our special guest Chris Mancini from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers who will be doing a main arena demo and will be with us to offer dog training advice. Also Alex Wilson and Hannah Wilkinson, student Tellington TTouch practitioners will be on hand to talk about TTouch and how it can benefit your dog, so do drop by and see us, we will be in the All About Dogs Zone.

The following weekend we will be at the Robin Hood Game and Country Show in Newark with special guest Marie Miller who will be concluding her 2012 tour of demos at this show. Marie will also be with us on both days to give dog advice and talk to visitors about Tellington TTouch.

 Xtra Dog will be attending over 30 shows this year. At some of the events we will have special guests who will include TTouch practitioner Marie Miller, Toni Shelbourne, Shona Moon and Janet Finlay, Tellington TTouch instructor Tina Constance, APDT member Kerri Bee, Dog Trainer Hannah Wilkinson (seen on TV's Blue Peter), NSARDA Search and Rescue Dogs, Siberian Husky Club welfare Dogs amongst others. On our stands you will have the opportunity of speaking to our team who will be there to offer free dog advice, as well as being able to buy the range of Xtra Dog products. Come along to have your dog professionally fitted for a harness or a Thundershirt. Also bring your dog along and let us do some training with him/her. Click Here to see our full Event List for 2012.

 

Click read more to see photos of our special guests in 2011

 

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trailer2Our Next Event - Midland Game Fair 15-16 September

The Midland Game Fair is one of the UK's largest country events, and closed the formal game fair season. Taking place in Western Park Shropshire it has everything for those interested in countrylife and country pursuits. With 3 arena it is an event not to miss. Xtra Dog will be on the main arena so do pop over and see us. The Midland Game Fair is a dog friendly event and our team will be able to offer free dog advice and help with issues like anxiety and leash pulling.

Come and see our full range of products in our new state of the art exhibition trailer (designed by Giles Smith) find out more about Tellington TTouch as we will be promoting this amazing training technique at the show. 

 Xtra Dog will be attending over 30 shows this year. At some of the events we will have special guests who will include TTouch practitioner Marie Miller, Toni Shelbourne, Shona Moon and Janet Finlay, Tellington TTouch instructor Tina Constance, APDT member Kerri Bee, Dog Trainer Hannah Wilkinson (seen on TV's Blue Peter), NSARDA Search and Rescue Dogs, Siberian Husky Club welfare Dogs amongst others. On our stands you will have the opportunity of speaking to our team who will be there to offer free dog advice, as well as being able to buy the range of Xtra Dog products. Come along to have your dog professionally fitted for a harness or a Thundershirt. Also bring your dog along and let us do some training with him/her. Click Here to see our full Event List for 2012.

 

Click read more to see photos of our special guests in 2011

 

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:46

Xtra Dog Live Goes to Sussex

xtradogliveOur Next Event -  Sussex Game and Country Fair at Parham House, near Arundel west Sussex, with special guest Jenni Robertson from Tellington TTouch Training. Please note the organisers have confirmed it is definately going ahead.

A family home since 1577, Parham Park provides a most appropriate setting for a true family event, which includes superb family features alongside the traditional field sports activities.  Parham’s well-preserved cliff faces provide an impressive backdrop for this country lifestyle showcase.

Parham Park is a well-liked location for steam, stationary engines and vintage vehicles and this year they will build upon this longstanding connection to incorporate a complete vintage section including working demonstrations of wood sawing, stationary engines, classic cars and all the artefacts associated with traditional engines.

Come to our tent and as well as seeing our full range of products including the award winning The Orginal Raised Pet Beds and the Pet Top (new for 2012) find out more about Tellington TTouch as we will be promoting this amazing training technique at the show. Practitioner Jenni Robertson will be on hand to offer advice and show you how it can help your dog. If you have a pulling dog then ask us to show you how to balance him using TTouch groundwork techniques, a double-ended lead and a harness. We will also be able to offer free advice on many aspects of dog management and training. See you at the show.

 Xtra Dog will be attending over 30 shows this year. At some of the events we will have special guests who will include TTouch practitioner Marie Miller, Toni Shelbourne, Shona Moon and Janet Finlay, Tellington TTouch instructor Tina Constance, APDT member Kerri Bee, Dog Trainer Hannah Wilkinson (seen on TV's Blue Peter), NSARDA Search and Rescue Dogs, Siberian Husky Club welfare Dogs amongst others. On our stands you will have the opportunity of speaking to our team who will be there to offer free dog advice, as well as being able to buy the range of Xtra Dog products. Come along to have your dog professionally fitted for a harness or a Thundershirt. Also bring your dog along and let us do some training with him/her. Click Here to see our full Event List for 2012.

 

Click read more to see photos of our special guests in 2011

 

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Friday, 16 March 2012 10:48

Sarah Fisher's Tellington TTouch Lecture

Last year at Discover Dogs Tellington TTouch instructor Sarah Fisher presented a one hour lecture about TTouch and how tension and stress can effect dogs, If you did not get to see Sarah's lecture we are delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to watch the full lecture. This is a very informative video and we recommend that all dog owners should watch it.

Xtra Dog offers a full range of Tellington TTouch products including harnesses suitable for groundwork, Thundershirts, calming bands etc. Click here to checkout our TTouch range

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Sarah Fisher Who brought Tellington TTouch to the UK, over 17 years ago, and who is the first Tellington TTouch Instructor in the UK, last year gave a lecture at Discover Dogs at Earls Court in London. Dog World filmed the lecture and it is now on You Tube. Click the link and watch her lecture. It is a great way to find out a little about how Tellington TTouch is such an amazing way to work with dogs. 

Published in News Archive
Thursday, 14 April 2011 09:32

Thundershirts Help Travel Anxiety in Dogs


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Depending on the severity of your dog’s travel anxiety, a Thundershirt alone may be enough to solve your issues. The use of Thundershirt alone has eliminated or significantly reduced symptoms such as severe shaking, panting, excitability, barking and even vomiting. But there are also easy steps you can take to further help your dog to be a happy traveller. See overleaf for a training program and training video. We have also provided answers to a variety of common questions for travel anxiety.

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thundershirt-logoby Kathy Cascade, PT, Tellington TTouch Instructor
Working with dogs that are not comfortable being touched can be quite a challenge for both owners and professionals. It is not uncommon for dogs that have spent time in rescue or shelter environments to exhibit defensiveness to touch and handling as a result of stress or prior experiences.

Touch sensitivity can also manifest as a result of inadequate socialization, and some dogs simply perceive touch as aversive without any history of improper handling. For both social and practical reasons, a dog should be comfortable being handled in a reasonable manner. Grooming, toenail trimming, and Veterinary examinations are just a few situations that come to mind, and of course dogs that are difficult to handle often are turned in to shelters.
Published in Thundershirt
Thursday, 14 April 2011 08:31

How to use a Thundershirt

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Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. For many anxieties, we recommend just putting on a Thundershirt and observing the results (No training!). You very well may see significant improvement for noise, crate, travel, barking and others with absolutely no training. For more complicated anxiety cases, we recommend using Thundershirt as part of a behavior modification program.

 

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