The Trust Technique® is the life’s work of James French and Shelley Slingo. It is a technique of working with animals by using mindfullness, which can be described as “not engaged in thinking”.
When a animal has a behaviour issue, the owner will usually ask for help for only the animal. However, the owner can benefit from the Trust Technique® as the animal can often mirror the owner’s issues. Since people and animals are sensitive to each other’s feelings, The Trust Technique® is a process of finding peace. This can help to resolve problems for both people and their animals.
Some training methods for working with animals come from a place of fear or dominance. The Trust Technique® is not about training, but is about relationship building, which can create a peaceful environment for both people and animals.