Wagging Tails and Clapping Hands

I truly love coaching pet parents and their dogs in building a relationship together.

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A testimonial from a recent client of the Growl to Grow Dog Training and Support Program:

Our story is a little long and convoluted, so to spare you from the details, I will share just a piece of our journey.
Arges came to us in March from a local rescue. He was a street dog in Mexico, the only survivor of his litter, approximately 8 weeks old. He was so young and fragile. Broken in a lot of ways, physically and mentally. His life on the streets were short, but left a huge impact on him, as you can see from his lack of eyeballs, and scars on his body.

He is a gentle, loving soul. We’re not new to rescue, but I haven’t been a pet parent to a blind dog before, so we were doing our best to navigate through this. Making sure Arges could be cool, calm, and confident no matter where we are. He loves other people, and other dogs so much, almost to a fault.
We had Katherine come and assist us with a number of things, some not pertaining to Arges.

Just the initial phone call with Katherine put us at ease. She is so incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and patient.
We went through the growl to growl program, and Arges (being a big ham) soaked up every minute of it. He has grown so much, not only physically as he matures into an adult dog, but mentally. He is still wild and silly (teenagers 😏) but he is really coming into his own.
He has flourished so much while we worked with Katherine, she has been so flexible and willing to assist us in so many ways.

We are going to be continuing our journey with Katherine.

I can’t express how grateful I am that I made that initial phone call.

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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