Group Training Classes

I’m excited about receiving my AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator credential in January. Just in case you were wondering, AKC stands for American Kennel Club. They are the entity who developed and award people with their dogs a certificate after successful passing of the AKC CGC test. I decided in pursuing the evaluator credential after going through the Therapy Dog training class with Paws with Love. Bernie earned his CGC and I thought, I understand the ways in teaching the behaviors necessary for the exam and I’ve successfully instilled the training with Bernie, so let’s apply! I can now, in addition to the AKC CGC, I can ‘officially’ test people and their pups on the AKC Community Canine and AKC Urban Canine.

I’m also happy in sharing I’ve become a member of Paws with Love (Paws With Love) and have offered my dog training services for their group classes. You can even see a picture of Bernie and my graduating Therapy Dog class 🙂 Their classes begin tonight, so I can’t wait sharing my experiences with group training!


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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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