Introduction

I started Four Paws and You Dog Training a few months ago as a platform for sharing my evolution in the dog training world and in gaining perspectives from others on the subject.  In addition to dog training, I’m also exploring and sharing the importance of pet nutrition as a complementary area of focus.

I became a certified dog trainer in response to a couple of dynamics occurring simultaneously in my life.  The first and foremost reason was finding out solutions to Jack’s (my Jack Russell Terrier) reactive and behavior issues.  At the point of discovering Animal Behavior College’s dog training program, I was completely lost in rehabilitating him.  Now, I’ve discovered the approach and have access to the tools in correctly modifying his frustration and reactivity.

The second reason was my struggle in finding employment once we moved from Germany to Texas for my husband’s work in the military.  I was driven in finding an outlet in my desire in merging my passion for understanding dog obedience and behavior and for employment.

Since my graduation from ABC’s Dog Obedience Program, I’ve been working as a contractor for Heeling Hounds.  Take a moment, and check it out!

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Katherine Porter is a force free, reward based dog behavior advisor and consultant serving clients and their companion dogs worldwide. Her calm and gentle approach in coaching clients in effectively communicating what they want to their dog blends her MSW background into her dog training and behavior practice. Katherine was a behavior consultant for Heeling Hounds after graduation. She opened Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC when the military relocated her family to Fort Sill, OK in 2015. During this time, she volunteered with Rainbow Bridge Can Wait where she provided post adoption consultations to new pet parents. She also developed and implemented tailored behavior modification plans for highly reactive dogs residing at the shelter. She also provided educational programs to military children through interactive workshops at the Fort Sill School Age Center. In 2017, Katherine relocated Four Paws and You Dog Training LLC to Germany. She served the Armed Forces communities in Bavaria. She continued coaching and advising her clients in addressing their companion dog’s fearful and reactive behavioral issues. Katherine takes a Do No Harm approach first and foremost in providing behavioral plans. She is committed in serving clients with gentle and modern science approaches in modifying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and fear based responses. Katherine is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is focused on integrating a holistic and modern approach in addressing her client’s pet companion reactive behavior issues.

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