Our workshops are fun, supportive, incredibly informative, and above all, taught with complete respect for our two and four legged students.   There is no need to feel intimidated or worry about “not knowing enough”.  

Participants of all levels enjoy a great learning environment whether they are brand new or have been professionals for decades.    We all learn from each other and the “layered” nature of the work brings people back time and time again for added nuances and new developments.

Whether you are attending a workshop in person or online, are seeking certification or personal learning, you will walk away with a new understanding about animals, and likely yourself.

July 2021

Kathy Cascade Challenging Dog Behavior CourseJoin Tellington TTouch Method Instructor and Reactive Dog Specialist, Kathy Cascade to learn an effective and positive approach to working with dogs who exhibit difficult behavior issues such as extreme fearfulness, anxiety, and reactivity. Enjoy the logical and linear educational format of online content, along with the inspiring and adaptive format of small group, interactive sessions held on the Zoom platform. Live interactive sessions begin on July 6th at 4:30pm PDT and continues on July 13, 20 and 27th. Between sessions you will work on specific skills and assignments, if you are including this course for credit towards Certification. Enjoy the comforts of home, with your animal at ease, in this small, intimate group setting. Kathy will help coach you through specific concerns you may have and give you the tools to enhance your dog’s well being. This course will count for 4 credits as an elective towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs, and 10 hours of CEU credit from the Pet Professional Accreditation Board. It is also suitable for dog trainers, shelter staff, and guardians who want to help their dogs develop confidence, coping skills, and emotional well-being.

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Beginning on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021, join Rachel Jackson (Tellington TTouch Senior Practitioner) for 10 hours of LIVE interactive class Zoom sessions (July 10th & 11th.  In these sessions, Rachel will expertly guide you on how to adapt the Tellington TTouch techniques and exercises to your own specific animals and even your self! The LIVE class schedule runs for 5 hours each day, July 10 and 11th, from  11am to 5 pm UK Time. The class is small and allows for individualized advice and attention. This course can count towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs.  It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship.  All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace.  The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Dogs, which can be accessed at any time.

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“We love them so, so dearly and at some point we have to let them go. Why not do so with grace, ease and reverence?”
Animals touch a special place in our hearts, and there are some beautiful ways to give back to them during their aging and dying time. Join Sage Lewis of Dancing Porcupine on July 10th for a touching, heartfelt and informative introduction to animal hospice, and how Tellington TTouch can support this tender transitional time. This course can count towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs. It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship. All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace. The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Dogs, which can be accessed at any time.

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Robyn Hood teaches ttouch for dogs online This session can count as your next step towards Certification as a Tellington TTouch Practitioner for Dogs, or simply be the continuation of a personal learning journey. Live Zoom sessions start July 24/25, 2021 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (PDT) and continue on August 7 & 8 from 8am to 1pm. Sessions are recorded and will have guest instructors presenting on specific topics.  Skilled assistants will help during breakout room sessions and offer valuable insights and experience. Register and gain access to an extensive, clearly laid out and detailed online course that can be done at YOUR OWN PACE, before, during or after the LIVE sessions. Between sessions you will work on specific skills and assignments, if you are working towards Certification. Enjoy the comforts of home, with your animal at ease, in this small, intimate group setting. Robyn will help coach you through specific concerns you may have and give you the tools to enhance your dog’s well being. This course can count  towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs.  It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship.  All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace.  The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, “Tellington TTouch for Dogs – Level 1”, which can be accessed at any time.

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August 2021

Debby Potts teaches TTouch for DogsBeginning on August 7th 2021, join Debby from 9am to 2pm PST for a 5 hour immersion session that will get provide you with a new layer of detail and understanding, building on what you learned in Level 1, or at previous hands on trainings. Continue learning every Thursday evening after the initial immersion session with 2 hour weekly, evening session at 4 pm PST – August 12th, 19th, 26th, September 2nd, and 9th. Bring the material together with a 5 hour wrap-up session on September 18th from 9am to 2pm PST.

 Enjoy the logical, linear, learning of Online Learning along with the inspiring and adaptive format of small private, LIVE, Zoom sessions.

This course can count  towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs.  It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship.  All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace.  The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, complete Tellington TTouch for Dogs Practitioner Course, which can be accessed at any time.

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Nicky Lucka teaches TTouch for PuppiesDiscover how effectively you can integrate the Tellington TTouch Method into any positive, foward-thinking puppy program! Tellington TTouch Practitioner and Force Free dog trainer, Nicky Lucka, has designed this course to help you apply TTouch in the puppy class or at home with your new four legged family member and create lifelong confidence, emotional balance, and appropriate social skills. On August 14 and 15, 2021 at 7pm to 9pm (SAT), Nicky will expertly introduce you to the most useful and effective ways to integrate the Tellington TTouch Method to help your puppy, or those you work with, learn to become more grounded, happier, well-balanced canine citizens. If you have a new fur-mily member, this course will give you the tools to integrate, gentle, non-invasive, practical and effective handling and training into your everyday life with your puppy. Trainers who run puppy classes or do one on one sessions will gain many positive, integrative tools and exercises to help enhance your existing training techniques. This course is suitable for those with or without Tellington TTouch experience.  Can count as an Elective for Practitioner Certification.

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Learn the Tellington TTouch for horses in Vernon BCDate: August 13-15, 2021

Instructors: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor & Mandy Pretty, Connected Riding Associate Instructor & Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

Discover how the combination of the Tellington TTouch Method will improve performance, well-being, and behavior while enhancing the relationship with your horse on the ground and while riding in the saddle. This intensive hands-on course will give the tools of observation, bodywork, groundwork, and riding that will help you understand and communicate with every horse you work with.

In addition to Tellington TTouch Method, we will be exploring Connected Riding principles and the use of Wendy Murdoch’s “SUREFOOT Equine Stability Program”.  These unique foam pads, of varying densities have been shown to release tension, change postural habits, and enhance proprioception and balance in a passive, non-invasive yet long lasting way.

Please note that due to the shortened nature of this course, riding is not the main focus.

Use one of the farm’s many trustworthy horses (subject to 180lbs weight limit – please contact us if you have any questions) or bring your own.

Limited to 10 participants.

Includes beautiful, homemade Lunch and snacks. (Subject to COVID regulations.)

Counts towards Tellington TTouch Practitioner status.

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Robyn Hood teaches TTouch This session can count as your next step towards Certification as a Tellington TTouch Practitioner for Dogs, or simply be the continuation of a personal learning journey.  If you have attended in person “Hands On” Tellington TTouch Workshops, this course can be counted towards certification. Starting August 20, (21st for Australia/NZ), join Robyn for 3 weeks of 20 intensive hours of learning. Sessions are recorded and will have guest instructors presenting on specific topics.  Skilled assistants will help during breakout room sessions and offer valuable insights and experience. Register and gain access to an extensive, clearly laid out and detailed online course that can be done at YOUR OWN PACE, before, during or after the LIVE sessions. Between sessions you will work on specific skills and assignments, if you are working towards Certification. Enjoy the comforts of home, with your animal at ease, in this small, intimate group setting. Robyn will help coach you through specific concerns you may have and give you the tools to enhance your dog’s well being. This course can count  towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs.  It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship.  All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace.  The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, “Tellington TTouch for Dogs – Level 1”, which can be accessed at any time.

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Robyn Hood teaches tellington ttouch for dogs This session can count as your next step towards Certification as a Tellington TTouch Practitioner for Dogs, or simply be the continuation of a personal learning journey.  If you have attended in person “Hands On” Tellington TTouch Workshops, this course can be counted towards certification. August 21/22 and September 4/5 join Robyn for 20 intensive hours of learning. Sessions are recorded and will have guest instructors presenting on specific topics.  Skilled assistants will help during breakout room sessions and offer valuable insights and experience. Register and gain access to an extensive, clearly laid out and detailed online course that can be done at YOUR OWN PACE, before, during or after the LIVE sessions. Between sessions you will work on specific skills and assignments, if you are working towards Certification. Enjoy the comforts of home, with your animal at ease, in this small, intimate group setting. Robyn will help coach you through specific concerns you may have and give you the tools to enhance your dog’s well being. This course can count  towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for dogs.  It is also suitable for dog guardians who are interested in the method to enhance their relationship.  All levels of experience and areas of interest are welcome. Students will have access to online material to cover at their own pace.  The online portion of learning consists of a logical, linear, “Tellington TTouch for Dogs – Level 1”, which can be accessed at any time.

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Learn the Tellington TTouch for dogsDate: August 27-29, 2021 Instructor: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

Enjoy the positive, fun filled learning environment that looks at dog training in an all encompassing, whole, way.  This workshop can serve as an introduction to the Tellington TTouch Method for Dogs (and other Companion Animals) and build and refine the skills of more experienced students. 

Professionals dog trainers and casual dog lovers alike will benefit from the variety of practical techniques and unique approaches learned in this class! Develop and build on the fundamentals of Tellington TTouch Bodywork, Groundwork, and Observation skills.  These skills address the most common issues confronting dog owners, trainers, and other professionals; in a forward thinking, positive manner.

The most common issues confronting professionals, trainers and dog owners will be addressed as you learn and build on the fundamentals of Tellington TTouch Bodywork, Groundwork, and Observation.  This is an ideal method to help enhance positive dog training modalities. Bring your own dog or work with one at the course.  There will also be the opportunity to work with other species, such as horses, in a safe, confidence building way. Part of the ongoing TTouch Practitioner Training, suitable for new and returning students.

Included in this course is our Online Course – “Tellington TTouch for Dogs – An Introduction”.

Beautiful, homemade lunches and snacks are included. (TBD according to current Covid Regulations)

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Linda Tellington-Jones teaches horse heart centered training TTouchJoin legendary horsewoman, Linda Tellington-Jones, in this exciting new format of learning and sharing.  Enjoy the logical, linear, learning of Online Learning along with the inspiring and adaptive format of small private, LIVE, Zoom sessions.

Learn the innovative, empowering, and heart-centered techniques and exercises that will take your relationship with your horse, to an all new level.  Whether you want guidance improving performance, behavior, or are simply curious for a new perspective, Linda will give you countless ways to understand, interact and influence your horse in the most wonderful ways. Register and gain access to an extensive, clearly laid out and detailed online course covering the material you would learn in a 3 day hands-on training.  This course can be done at YOUR OWN PACE, before or after the LIVE sessions. Beginning on August 27th, join Linda for 3 LIVE interactive Zoom sessions (plus a BONUS follow-up session).  In these sessions you will draw on Linda’s vast experience and learn how to adapt the Tellington TTouch techniques and exercises to your own specific animals and even your self! LIVE classes run for 5 hours each day, August 27th through 29th, with a mid-day break.  The class is small and allows for individualized advice and attention. This course can count  towards the Tellington TTouch Practitioner certification program for horses.  It is also a wonderful learning experience for ANYONE looking to enhance their life with horses.

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September 2021

SUREFOOT Equine 1hoof course

Date: September 18-19, 2021

Instructors: Robyn Hood, Senior Tellington TTouch Instructor/4Hoof Professional & Mandy Pretty, 4Hoof Professional & Tellington TTouch Instructor

Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

The SUREFOOT Equine Stability Program is a unique, innovative way for the horse to be his own teacher. Developed by Wendy Murdoch, this revolutionary way of improving your horse’s balance, confidence, movement and performance shows that the horse is always present and ready to learn if we can only find ways to access his intelligence. This approach allows the horse to experience his own habitual patterns of movement and provides the horse with an opportunity to explore and learn new ways of standing on his feet and utilizing the ground for greater ease, comfort and confidence.

With SUREFOOT, using a variety of stability and balance pads, horses discover how they are habitually standing. The pad gives under the horse’s weight bringing his attention to where he is placing his feet and providing new information to the balancing part of his nervous system. With this awareness the horse explores, shifts and alters his habitual patterns of standing and moving by himself, ultimately choosing a more secure and effective way to stand and move. The horse retrains himself to stand better without human interference.

In addition to reprogramming the balancing portion of the brain, there is obviously an affect on the instinctive part of the brain. While it cannot be fully explained, there is a calming effect, shifting the horse from the fight & flight reaction or sympathetic autonomic nervous system (ANS) response to the grazing or parasympathetic (ANS) response. Some horses experience an even deeper level of relaxation believed to be caused by a release of endorphins somehow triggered by standing on the pads. In some cases a gentle swaying is observed while the horse is standing on the pads.

These exercises are a great way to enhance your relationship with your horse, increase the efficacy of current body work routines, and improve balance, proprioception and performance.

Learn the techniques on one of the farm’s cooperative, gentle, horses.

$325.00 plus gst, includes homemade lunches and snacks. (COVID regulations may apply)

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October 2021

Date: May 15th – 17th, 2021

Instructor: Mandy Pretty, Connected Riding Associate Instructor & Tellington TTouch Instructor
Location: Vernon, BC (The Icelandic Horse Farm)

Due to the current nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are allowing advanced course registration without a deposit.  Payment will be accepted 45 days prior to the course with no-fee cancellation up until that time.  We only ask that you let us know any changes in plans as soon as you do. 

Learn how to become more harmonious with your horse on the ground and while in the saddle using Tellington TTouch & Connected Riding techniques. This workshop consists of two days of learning with an optional third day of fun out on the trail.

Combining a variety of learning techniques and exercises, you will become a more balanced, empathetic and effective horse person. Start with un-mounted Rider Awareness exercises, pre-riding bodywork techniques and gymnasticizing groundwork exercises to prepare your horse and your self for work under saddle. Once you have become more aware and conscious of bracing patterns and tension patterns take what you have learned to the saddle. Daily riding lessons make this clinic a fun filled learning experience.

Help yourself and your horse let go of bracing patterns and release tension by finding a more functional “neutral” way of being.

Use one of the farm’s many trustworthy horses (subject to 180lbs weight limit) or bring your own. Price includes lunches and snacks. Limited to 4 riders.

Three Day Workshop: $625 plus gst (Includes Bonus trail ride day)

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Please keep checking in for additional workshop listings, we are constantly adding new dates.  If you are interested in self-paced, online courses without live instruction, please follow the link to our various online courses that can be accessed 24/7.

Learn about new courses as they're added!

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