Therapy Teams Learn TTouch at North Star Therapy Animals

Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges talks to North Star Therapy Animals TeamsOn September 24, 2015 Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges spoke at North Star Therapy Animals. NSTA consists of individuals from the Twin Cities area who volunteer as part of therapy animals teams. The teams are passionate about therapy animal interactions and the benefits it brings to the Twin Cities.

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Animal Bridges Demonstrates TTouch® to Therapy Animal Teams

Elaine Demonstrating TTouch to North Star Therapy Animals

Imagine 25 dogs, 1 rabbit, and 26 people sitting quietly in a room. This is how I met North Star Therapy Animals. They asked me to demonstrate Tellington TTouch® to their therapy teams. We discussed ways TTouch ® can help the teams relax as they prepared to visit a nursing home or a hospital, sit quietly for children as they read to the dogs, and help calm a pet in an emergency situation.

If you are interested in becoming a therapy team, North Star Therapy Animals can help you.



  • Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes?
  • Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand?
  • Wish you knew what he was thinking?

Every people/pet team has unique needs. Often, a combination of approaches will serve both the client and the pet best. It really depends on each individual animal and person’s needs. All methods are gentle and loving.

Each session is as unique as your pet and each session with your pet can be unique from her previous sessions.

It’s easy to set up your sessions, just contact me here or call me at 612-237-9580. I’m happy to help you explore the options and find the best solution for your unique situation.

“Elaine has been very helpful and supportive since my adoption of a very anxious dog. Her TTouch sessions and ongoing communication has helped us both. She has great suggestions and is very responsive to my frantic calls.” – Lynnea Forness, Minneapolis, MN