Growth Comes from Guidance and Engagement

What an adventure the G2G: Kids Interactive Game Series was in January!

Not only did Shadow learn how to crawl, jump over bars with his humans, but he learned to follow their lead and he was motivated by their interactions.

The growth from the kids and Shadow was tangible.

Matty and Joshua were unsure at first about what this class was going to teach and what was expected of them.

The same goes for Shadow. There was some hesitation and uncertainty of what was expected of him.

With a little guidance, hands on learning as well as coaching, Matty and Joshua were able to reach Shadow’s heart.

In the last moments of our final class, I asked Matty and Joshua how they feel about the class.

Joshua responded, “I feel great! I definitely see a difference.”

I asked them to describe what the difference was they saw.

Joshua responded, “he understands what we mean, he knows when to come to us, he recognizes our voices and follows them better.”

What a difference 4 weeks did in helping shape a life long friendship between Joshua, Matty and Shadow.

If your kids and dogs are struggling developing a positive and strong relationship and you’re not sure what to do, a new class will be starting in March!

Published by houndbiz

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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