Living an Embodied Life with Your Dog

The felt relationship goes beyond what we know or what words can describe intellectually.

The felt relationship is embodied in the heart and where a deep connection and bond is with another being.

Love springs up and expands our worldview of what is possible and where you can go on this journey together.

Dogs are emotional and sentient beings who deserve our love and our connection.

Let go of old notions of what living with a dog looked like and instead choose how you want to feel living with your dog.

One of my clients did just this.

She wanted her dog to experience a life well lived with her, but traditional dog training classes fell short.

She saw the skills she was learning were useful, but it didn’t touch on how to integrate these skills into daily living activities.

My client wanted to get to the heart of the matter and help her dog feel more comfortable in new situations and around other people and in a changing environment.

She and her dog are learning how to communicate with one another.

She gives opportunity for choices and she’s learning every day what her dog needs and wants.

This is what the Growl to Grow Dog Training and Support Program is all about-building connection and guiding you how you embody the relationship you want to create with your dog.

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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