Embodying Compassion Is Counter Cultural

Pet parents shared with me their experiences working with other pet professionals who left them feeling undervalued, demoralized and defeated.

When a pet parent feels overrun and not having any options, this can send them into a spiral.

Spiraling thoughts of limiting beliefs leading them into not taking action because they think “what’s the point.”

One pet parent shared with me how she didn’t leave the house with her dog for over a year because of another pet professional observing her dog showing signs of fear said to the pet parent, “either you’ll have 10 years of joy or you will have 10 years of frustration” and handed her a dog training pamphlet.

The lack of compassion and black and white thinking doesn’t keep the light on at the end of the tunnel.

Even in this situation, this pet parent still searched for training and coaching which aligned with what she and her dog needed.

A professional who not only understands how the emotional lives of our dogs influences how they behave, but a professional who is able to connect with the person in front of them and get at the heart of the matter.

Shedding light on what the pet parent’s core desire feelings are and guiding them to reach the connection and freedom they want life to look like with their dogs.

As pet parents take action based on how they want to feel connected with their dogs, they learn how simple games can lead them to their goals.

Along the way, the strengthen their own confidence and accomplish not only what they want their dogs to achieve, but also how they live a more integrated life with their companions.

Are you desiring for something more in your dog training and coaching journey?

Do you want a pet professional who will not only share with you the knowledge, but also coach you through the hills and valleys and learning, so you and your dog can have an optimal level of learning?

If you’re curious and want to find out more about how professional coaching can enhance your dog training experience, set up a Discovery Call with me.

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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