Groundhog Day, Everyday

You go through the motions every day.

As soon as your alarm goes off, your Autopilot turns on and you arrive at work wondering at how you got there.

You share how it feels like Groundhog Day day in and day out.




You believe you have no time to take a break, spend time with friends or family you haven’t seen in a long time or really explore what you really want.

You’ve been doing the same type of work for years.

You’re left feeling unfulfilled and not sure what you’re capable of anymore because you’ve been at the whim of others demand at work, home and now you feel your dog is demanding more of your time and energy.

Neither of which you believe you have any more to give.

All you want is for your dog to be on autopilot with you.

What you start experiencing is your dog is now barking at you and you don’t know what to do.

Out on walks, your dog is lunging at everything that moves and all you’re trying to do is catch up with friends because you have no other time to do so.

When guests finally do come over, you’re become embarrassed how your dog is jumping and grabbing at your guests clothes. You had no idea this was going to happen.

The trickle of anger begins to seep in.

And you explode at others around you, including your dog.

Quickly, you become angry at yourself for allowing the top off the kettle.

Now, everything is out in the open and you can’t stuff it back in.

It’s staring at you in the face. You’re feeling exposed.

You now desire for something to change.

You want to feel good in what you do, how you do it and you want others in your life including your dog to experience good times with you.

You want to feel as free as your dog sticking her tongue out of the window as you’re cruising down the street.

You now know what you want to feel and how you envision your life to look like with your dog, but how to get there, leaves you feeling confused.

A dog trainer can help you with the concepts and teaching you the skills of how to teach your dog what you want to see more of when you’re both together.

A coach will bring you through not only your dog’s hills and valleys of learning when the excitement wanes and confusion and frustration rear its head, but a coach will be there when you experience your own ebb and flow in learning too.

You’re not only feeling into the sensations of what your body is experiencing, but you’re also caring for another who is also going through their own emotional experiences of learning.

Investing time and resources into support systems while you build your confidence, resiliency and encouragement to move forward makes the difference.

You never have to do it alone.

Are you desiring encouragement and support in how you grow into the person you and your dog need you to be?

Let’s chat!

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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