Practitioner Certification Evaluation


Once a student has earned at least 60 credits and completed course assignments, including the 5 detailed Case Studies; they are eligible for the evaluation process.

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Once a student has earned at least 60 credits and completed course assignments, including the 5 detailed Case Studies; they are eligible for the evaluation process.

Upon completion of 60 credits you may request to be evaluated.  Earning 60 credits does not guarantee certification.

Completing the certification program requires that students successfully complete the evaluation requirements that demonstrate a satisfactory skill level.

Once you have completed the credit requirements and submitted your Case Studies and Checklists, you may apply for evaluation.  Complete registration and then submit the requirements listed below.  Once you register for evaluation, you will be sent an additional set of question to submit.

Students will be required to demonstrate the following skills:

These can be done in person, online with an Instructor, or by submitting videos for Instructor review.

1. TTouches on a Dog – Demonstrate Tellington TTouch bodywork with a dog.  Include a minimum of five different TTouches using the concepts of the Nine Elements. Be sure to include Circular TTouches, and Lifts and Slides.

2. TTouch Extremities – Demonstrate Ear TTouch, Mouth TTouch and Tail TTouch with a dog or stuffed dog.  If you don’t have a stuffed dog or these techniques are not acceptable for your dog, a clear verbal description of what you would do will also be accepted.

3. Balance Leash and Balance Leash Plus – Demonstrate the application of the Balance Leash and the Balance Leash Plus with a dog.  Be sure to include steadying the dog before putting on the Balance Leash and removing contact with the collar (sleeping clips) after the Balance Leash is applied.  If possible, lead the dog briefly using these tools so you can demonstrate turning and stopping.  If your dog doesn’t move forward easily with the Balance Leash, demonstrate how you would give these signals while standing.

4. Body Wrap – Demonstrate the application of at least one configuration of Head Wrap and two types of Body Wraps on a live or stuffed dog.  Be sure to observe any feedback from the dog and adapt to that communication.

5. Leading with the Harmony Leash/Handle – Demonstrate leading with the Harmony Leash and Handle.  Include stopping and turning in both directions and the use of some Playground of Higher Learning Elements.  Please use the principles described in the Course Manual and demonstrated in the instructional videos in terms of speed, mindfulness, and the momentary pauses while leading your dog.

6. Leading with the TTouch Connector – Demonstrate leading with the TTouch Connector.  Be sure to include stroking the leash, rotating your body and looking where you want the dog to go.

7. Use of the Playground for Higher Learning – Describe a Playground of Higher Learning that you have created.  The Playground could be with the use of Elements on the ground or drawn on paper.  A combination of both is also acceptable.  Including a Labyrinth is required.  Use a variety of Elements and consider how you might move from one Element to the next with a dog.  Describe the benefits for the dog and the person of leading a dog through the Playground.

8. Demonstrate a session working with a dog, approximately 20 minutes in length – Include techniques of your choice, responding to the dog’s feedback and adapting accordingly.

9.  Demonstrate working with a client in a safe and mindful way; addressing client goals in whatever way that is reasonable for your session.  Include a minimum of 20 minutes of the session.

*Note – #s 1-7 above are the assignments for the Level 2 course.  If you feel your assignment demonstrates an acceptable level of skill, it can be resubmitted as part of your evaluation requirement.  These videos should be 2 to 5 minutes in length.

Videos should be submitted via Google Drive, Dropbox, or an unlisted YouTube link.  Please contact us with any questions about how to send your submissions.

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