The San Francisco SPCA is located at 16th and Alabama Streets in the heart of San Francisco.
First come first served as the class is limited if you are bringing your dog; otherwise, as many auditors as are interested can register.  Signup directly on the San Francisco SPCA website.
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Calling all dogs!

Would you like to be the star of your training class, be at your best in new situations, and be healthier than you ever have been before?

Bring your human to the new SF SPCA TTouch Class, and learn the skills to build mutual trust, confidence, self-control, and much more!

Tellington Touch (TTouch) was developed by Linda Tellington-Jones, and is comprised of gentle body work including circular touches, lifts, and slides.

This class will teach dog owners specialized touches, body wraps, and confidence-building groundwork exercises.

To learn more about what TTouch is, visit and

To sign up for classes, visit here

See these cute and informative videos showing how participants practice coordination exercises with their dogs in the Playground for Higher Learning at the SPCA!




MEET CHANCE - a 12 yr. old Maltese called CHANCE in my SPCA class who since the very beginning sprung into action.  The cellular awakening from the body work and intention of his handler has allowed him to develop into a very confident participant for all the others.  Chance is also almost completely blind and totally deaf!!!  In the video we wrapped him to help him ground and be more connected, including his tail  - OMG, the video speaks for what can be as he explores and opens up his potential at every turn. At the end we removed the wrap so that he could feel a new, different self - SEE for YOURSELF - WHAT A CHANGE!!!!


Watch Video:  


MVI_2221.MOV = CHANCE AT SPCA 3/19/15  


A very happy, carefree spirit defying his age and physical handicaps!! 

If your dog enjoyed Intro to TTouch, or if you have some experience doing TTouch elsewhere, join us to refine and deepen your practice with our TTouch 2 class. Build a stronger connection with your dog, and learn powerful techniques for helping your dog become calm, confident, and connected to his body. You will sharpen your skills by adding to your tool box more detailed body work and coordination exercises in the Playground for Higher Learning. This class may be especially helpful for older dogs, dogs recovering from illness or surgery, and shy or reactive dogs.

To learn more about what TTouch is, visit and

Note: For dogs who may find the classroom environment overwhelming, or who are reactive to other dogs, we are also offering a limited number of auditing spaces for guardians who wish to learn TTouch techniques and apply them in the comfort of their own home.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 4 weeks

Course includes: Certificate of completion

Fee: $125 (If your dog was adopted from a 501(c)3 shelter or rescue group, or has taken a class with us in the past year, the fee is $100)

Location: 243 Alabama Street, Training Annex

Instructor: Anne Snowball

Course prerequisites: Completion of Intro to TTouch or TTouch experience at another facility. Dogs should be older than 5 months of age, and be comfortable being around other dogs and being gently handled by a friendly stranger. Shy dogs are welcome. 

Class capacity: 6 dogs    Sign up Today

SPCA TTOUCH class being introduced to the Playground for

Higher Learning to enhance their ability to calmly and accurately

navigate the course. Playground for Higher Learning improves a dog's ability to coordinate mentally, emotionally, and

physically to changes in their environment.

All ages and types start where pet owners can learn to heal and comunicate with their pets with ttouch, developing their own unique way to allow their pets to always respond favorably to new information - San Francisco SPCA class.

Pic shows Annie with dog owners participating in the SPCA TTouch confidence course Overview of TTouch Confidence Course
Pic shows Annie with dog owners participating in the SPCA TTouch confidence course Practicing walking on slippery unstable red mat above will strengthen ground connection and improve dogs mental and emotional confidence on any surface.

This photo depicts testing new information provided by the slippery mat - to go quietly and slowly!!!!!! SPCA class

This image depicts the dog contemplating its best option to navigate across the  platform on the confident course at SPCA class

Meet Coty, 80 lb., 17mo. old Samoyed, who connects with ear work
to help him navigate the dog walk.
Picture shows Annie Snowball applying TTouch ear work to a Yorkshire Terrier TTouch Ear Work with initial contact at ear base
Picture shows Annie Snowball finishing TTouch ear work on Yorkshire Terrier Finishing TTouch ear work at tip of ear
This picture depicts Annie Snowball with a relaxed and happy Yorkshire Terrier after TTouch treatment The Reward! Ear work brings connection and relaxation throughout the body...