Interactive & Online Supporting Aging and End of Life for Dogs

Applied TTouch with Sage Lewis – September 2021

(PDT Zone)


Live with Sage Lewis, September 11th 2021

“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?


 Elective for applied TTouch for aging dogs


“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 for a touching, heartfelt and informative introduction to animal hospice, and how Tellington TTouch can support this tender transitional time.

You will learn a variety of tangible tips to help care for your animals and care for yourselves through living, aging and dying.”

Join Sage Lewis (Tellington TTouch® Senior Practitioner) on September 11th for 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.

Sage’s first Interactive class had RAVE reviews and we are excited to offer this format once again.

Here is just one of the amazing pieces of feedback we received from Sage’s last class:


” I loved the format in which you approached the content. It was so relaxed, yet informative and engaging. I really loved the ability to do this through Zoom. I was reluctant to bring River in such a stimulating environment for 3 days, and try to learn on top of that! Being at home allowed us to focus on learning and applying in real time without challenges built in. I feel that we had a better learning experience with our animals right by our sides. And those of us with multiple dogs and other non-dog animals could participate as well. Being able to be home with all of our equipment and animals in real time was so much less stressful, which I believe allowed TTouch principles to really shine!! I would prefer all classes moving forward to be available by Zoom! In person would be fun when possible in the future, but Zoom allows us to progress and possibly engage and learn better. “


During the class, Sage will be teaching live on Zoom, so all you’ll have to do is have Zoom on your laptop or iPad. The program will be recorded so you’ll have a chance to download the replay up to seven days after the class. And, anyone else is welcome to come from anywhere in the world now, so you can send this along if you’d like.

*Counts as 4 credits toward Certification.


Discover techniques designed to:


 ✅ Help your dog be their BEST selves!

 ✅ Enhance your relationship

 ✅ Learn skills to support well-being and relaxation

 ✅ Reduce anxiety & fear

 ✅ Support senior & special need dogs

 ✅ Develop trust & Communication


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 session.  This course can be done at YOUR OWN PACE, before or after the LIVE sessions.

The LIVE class schedule runs for 6 hours, September 11th, with an hour mid-day break and mid-class breaks.  The class is small and allows for individualized advice and attention.  Class runs from 9am to 12pm with a break and then 1 to 3pm (PDT).

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.


TTouch offers simple, gentle, and effective ways to help your dog become more comfortable, self-controlled, and cooperative.


You will learn how to:

➔ Interpret your dog’s behavior in a non-judgmental way

➔ Notice a dog’s subtle body language for signs of stress or relaxation

➔ Use simple, relaxing body work techniques to support your dog and your relationship

➔ Support your dog to enhance their physical well-being and emotional relaxation

➔ Recognize and acknowledge how your own state of mind will affect your dog


This “Intro” consists of 8 Lessons and 14 topics with over 4 hours of video lectures and demonstrations, designed to give you a good foundation for the Tellington TTouch Method that you can apply in a wide range of interactions.


Course Outline

➡️ Welcome to the Course

➡️ About the Method

  • Goals & Overview
  • Components

➡️ Attitude & Philosophy

  • Core Principles
  • Staying Grounded

➡️ Observation & Awareness

  • What to Look For
  • The 5 Fs

➡️ Basics of Bodywork

  • Understanding & Refining the TTouches
  • Introductory Techniques

➡️ All Wrapped Up:  TTouch Body Wraps

  • Quarter & Half Wraps

➡️ Change the Posture; Change the Animal – Basic Leash Skills

  • Handler Skill Building
  • Balance Leash

➡️ Finding Harmony – Loose Leash Tools

  • Fit & Function
  • Harmony Harness, Leash & Handle
  • TTouch Connector

➡️ The Next Steps


This workshop includes:

The online portion of the course includes:

  • 8 Lessons: Each consisting of several specific topics.
  • Over 50 “how-to” videos and lectures about each specific concept and exercise
  • Easy to follow mind maps
  • 24/7 access to all materials

The LIVE interactive portion of the course includes:

  • 1 Day of learning in an intimate, supportive, group setting
  • 6 hours per day with Sage Lewis, coaching the group to success with their animals and themselves.
  • In class assistants co-teaching and supporting the group’s learning and questions.

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