WooHoo! I successfully completed the continuing education class, Pet Nutrition and Diet. Man, this was a information dense class and one I’m glad I enrolled in through ABC. The program delved into what is required for our pet’s diets (eh hem, it would be applicable for our diets too) down to how food is digested and broken down and used for energy, repair, growth and protection. I’ve learned a great deal about how out of sync the Western Diet is and in fact, how detrimental it is not only for our pets, but for us too.
In no way do I claim to be an expert nor do I feel at this point I could provide an outline of a diet for a specific purpose such as if a client came to me requesting a nutritional plan for their dog with cancer, diabetes, ect… What I can do for those specific special cases is give adequate and trusted referrals to those who are able to help them. What I can also do is share with my clients the basic principles of diet and nutrition for longevity and vitality with my hope being, if clients begin making the change before a degenerative illness takes its course, then the chances of those diseases decrease and long term health benefits are met.
I look forward to hearing from readers about their experiences with their pet’s diets and feedback on the issue is always welcome!!
Pet Nutrition and Diet Certificate
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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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