Useful Cues for Real Life

Teaching Push is a great skill for your dog to learn.

It builds on the Touch cue.

Teaching Push and practicing the cue alongside Pull can be sued in a variety of settings.

You can teach your dog to shut drawers or doors.

This little cue gives your dog a job to do utilizing his desire of problem solving and being empowered along the way.

An emotionally, physically and psychologically fulfilled dog is more relaxed, content and satisfied in his life.

When you meet your dog’s needs, they are secure and confident dogs.

During a mid-week check in with another Growl to Grow client, I added some homework since the client and her dog seemed to reach a learning plateau. Giving them some added activities, which are both fun and challenging, can be an added mental boost.

Adding some enrichment along the way can prevent your dog from becoming frustrated when homework steps are mastered.

Putting together a client video demonstrating Push.

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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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