Book Review: Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Handbook by Linda Michaels

My journey into dog training and behavior consulting began in 2013.

My mentor shared with me who the industry leaders are and the reasons I should include them in who I continue learning from as I progress in my new career field.

Leaders like, Victoria Stilwell, Nicole Wilde and Linda Michael’s topped the list.

These women are not only leaders but animal welfare advocates.

They have pioneered the understanding of how meeting our dog’s social-emotional needs impact our dogs’ behavior.

The ripples are growing and more people are letting go of traditional methods and are welcoming the new tide of teaching and guiding our dogs.

Fast forward to today and Linda Michaels, my friend and colleague, published the Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Handbook.

This publication reached Amazon’s top achievement in Hot New Releases and is a Best Seller in Dog and Health Care.

The tide continues rolling and the Do No Harm approach continues to grow.

I had the pleasure and honor in writing a book review for the Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Handbook in the international trade magazine, Barks from the Guild.

If you’re curious about the impact of a Do No Harm dog training approach, get a glimpse into the book!

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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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