The Trust Technique Foundation

Video Course

The best way to learn all the techniques for your personal use
60 hours of videos clearly sharing how to increase trust and confidence in both you and your animals’ lives.

Tutorials & Case Studies
with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears

A life changing video course!

This video course opens your mind to a world of possibilities where animal intelligence can be discovered in an environment of trust and confidence.

Since 2010, James has video recorded all sessions with rescue centres and his private clients. This has created a vast collection of stunning examples of how the Trust Technique works with all types of animals – dogs, horses, cats, lions and even rescued bears.

Each video story highlights different problems and how the principles and concepts of this method have been applied. These working examples, are accompanied by creative video tutorials which have been designed to teach you this method with ease. Breaking each concept down into practical exercises for you to do with your animals.  Making this powerful technique available for you, to use at home anytime, no matter how busy your schedule!

"This course is one of the most valuable things I have ever watched in my life. It not only helps me to help my furry friends, it also helps to understand more about who and what we all really are. The sharing of feelings, thoughts and being among all of us, humans, animals, is such an amazing gift. I remind myself daily to share the right feelings with others and not the wrong ones. I love to be able to give more peace to any animal or human, including myself. James and Shelley and everyone participating: A huge THANK YOU from my part. What you do really changes the world. I wish, everybody would follow the course and live what it teaches. Lots of love and gratitude for your amazing, kind, wonderful work"

Inspired possibilities with kindness!

The Trust Technique ® is based on the premise that you and your animals share and react to micro feelings. When there is over-thinking it creates strong emotional feelings. This makes it difficult to understand or connect with each other and can have a negative impact on the relationship. Over-thinking is one of the main causes for so called “behavioural problems” in both animals and people!

This mindful practice is shared between you and your animals and is the opposite to over-thinking. The new connection builds a core bond of trust and confidence in each other, which can then be developed well beyond any problems. When the relationship shifts from fear to trust, over-reactions are replaced with instinctual learning.

A peaceful authentic state of being that promotes cooperation through kindness. The reward, is a more truthful understanding of animal intelligence and allows for communication that manifests in shared wellbeing.

Course structure

The video course is laid out in sections, in total there are currently over 250 videos. Each section has a number of different tutorials and working sessions with different animals. You will find Horses, Dogs, Cats, Lions and Bears all being helped with the Trust Technique. The tutorials give very clear exercises so that you can start using the Trust Technique with your animal within the first hour. The animal sessions are either working and helping rescued animals or private consultations with James’ clients.

This is the perfect way for you to discover the many concepts and principles of the Trust Technique and then share this practically with your own animals.

James teaches you on a one to one level, sharing his intimate and personal experiences of working with clients and rescue centre animals. Imagine being able to connect to this information when you need it! The course plays on all devices, so you can watch with your horse in the field!

The course is really well laid out, layering information by introducing a topic and returning to it so you can really “get” it. I have been using this course in preparation for taking on a highly sensitive rescue dog – which has been a process over several months. In the meantime, our Beagle, along with all of us, has been reaping the benefits of receiving TT and our new Rescue arrived 5 days ago. I have been doing 3 x 10ish mins a day and he is already a much more chilled out dog. I sent a video of him to his foster home and she literally burst into tears saying she had never seen him so relaxed and at peace. I can’t recommend this course highly enough, it just makes everyone in the family more gentle and thoughtful.


James and Shelley donate their time to teach rescue staff this method. The examples in the video course feature Dogs, Horses, Cats, Lions and Bears


The video course covers numerous home visits, helping animals and people with the Trust Technique. These examples include Dogs, Horses and Cats.


Detailed and fun tutorials which are simple to do and very beautiful to share with your animals. Experience is everything and this is where yours starts!

Course Benefits

The Trust Technique is not just for helping your animal who has problems! It is a combination of both communication and healing that will benefit you as much as them. 

At the beginning it may be that you need to help them find trust and confidence and this soon develops to deepened states of connection and communication.

Lifetime Membership

1 simple payment
£ 297 Onetime Payment + vat
  • Learn the techniques for you and your animals
  • Instant access to over 300 life changing videos
  • Examples with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears
  • Easy to follow and apply tutorials
  • Be part of a caring online community
  • Forum access
  • Ask Questions
  • Know that your contribution is helping animals worldwide
  • Prerequisite for TT Practitioners, clinics and consultations
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Questions & Answers

We believe that it works with all sentient beings. Not that we have worked with all the different animals on the planet :) We have worked with horses, dogs, cats, lions, bears and numerous types of farm animals.

The Trust Technique was developed to help the sensitive animals that the other approaches have not been able to help. Because the animals’ opinion is fully regarded it means that the animal is not placed in a position to be pressured. This then helps them trust and build confidence in you.

The Messages Of Trust
This is the introduction course.
The Trust Technique Video Course 
This is the online foundation course. This teaches you all of the techniques themselves and contains over 50 hours of video tutorials and case studies with horses, dogs, cats, lions and bears
The Trust Technique Practitioner online qualification
This is a 2 year (part-time) Ofqual level 3 diploma, for those wishing to have a career in helping people and animals.
Animal Communication Audio Set
Teaching the very natural skill of animal communication
We also have a number of in-person workshops we teach in Europe, America and Australia

It can really help!
The Trust Technique takes your relationship to the next level. Building a deeper connection and showing clearly how to share the true spirit of co-operation

Yes because this is the relationship underneath the actions we do. Will it change what you do? This we can not answer. Will it change HOW you do? Most definitely.

Please contact us and we will be delighted to help you

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All Reviews

Christina Hurst-Prager

This is life-changing, not only for animals and humans but for all life on the planet! The philosophy and practices impact us all; they bring consciousness to a new and very much needed height and will bring peace. Shelley and James should receive the Nobel Peace Price!


I am a student of Canine Behaviour Sciences and have found valued insights throughout this course. As a dog trainer, a label I hesitate to use, I absolutely find success in building trust as a primary pathway to living with companion animals. In fact, I’m so inspired by this course I couldn’t wait to apply for the practitioner course, to which I foresee significantly changing my career with animals.

Thank you, James and Shelley!


Hello there,
as I am working with the Masterson Method we got taught to pay close attention to what the horse has to say to our doing. We have been asked to trust in our instinct and gut feelings and overtime the horses body language guided me most times through the session.
I learned with each horse how to communicate and what was important to them and that each of one of them were checking how much you pay attention to them.
But when I got into a deeper stage with them I was lost, I did know not to interrupt them in their process and this could go on for sometimes more then 30 min. ( This blow my bodywork session most of the time) I just knew it was good for the horse to let him sort it and wait until he comes out again.
But in this times I was in a grey zone of not know what I really was doing because that was not masterson anymore.
So I kept searching and the media of the internet and its algorithm guided me to TT.
Or you could say TT found me.
I did become a member of the TT video course and as I got along with the Course I knew I had to learn and understand it more to get a deeper understanding of the present moment and how to deliver a feeling without talking and much thinking.
The wonderful thing on TT is you can use it on “any living creature” and it works.

Rachel Frei Bandieri

Hi! I got interested in the Trust Technique last winter. The work we had been doing for one year with our adopted sledge dogs was paying off. They had already changed so much, were doing amazing with pulling the sledge, and their interactions with both humans and their fellow dog companions had improved dramatically (…) The results are extremely encouraging so far. Especially with the time that I or my husband have been able to work with the TT daily. Of course, we certainly would have seen much faster results if we had only one animal to work with. But it’s also very rewarding to work with all of them and see how they react, the dynamic, etc. And it has improved the fluidity of our animal-human intuitive communication – the dogs have really opened up.
We’ve already come such a long way! I can’t wait to keep practising. Thank you so much 🙂


Since I saw the first video about the trust technique I was fascinated by this way of life between humans and animals. I watched all the videos with curiosity and stunning and my heart is deeply touched. I got a lot of wonderful connections and adventures with wild animals in my garden and with my own animals which are donkeys, ducks, a rabbit and a cat. Since 2 years I am working as an animal-assisted therapist and I would like to rise up my knowledge by learning the exercises in the practitioner course! I like the way of teaching like James does.

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