Connecting Hearts

Connection with another being is a heart centered expression.

Being present in the moment and being open with curiosity to experience how the interaction will unfold.

Without judgement or anticipation of how you’ll respond.

Not feeling regretful about the past, without worry about the future, but fully present in the here and now.

Connection begins the moment you have a new dog move into your home.

It is about remaining flexible in your expectations and allowing for the relationship to unfold with love and compassion.

Connection is also about making different choices in your plans because you desire your dog to feel safe and to trust you, you won’t harm or abandon him.

Doozy and his pet parent continue their journey even after their time in the program container ends.

Doozy’s pet parent shares how she now has the tools and the know how to continue guiding Doozy that the world is a safe place because he’s with her.

She even made the choice of postponing some travel because Doozy wasn’t yet ready for the change in routine or the pet sitter.

Even with making the change in plans, she sees their world expand. She can envision what life can look like for them because she sees Doozy making choices and being brave and building his confidence.

Doozy didn’t feel safe leaving his home. The small steps Doozy is taking and seeking out his pet parent, he’s learning to change his mind and try new things.

New neural pathways are being created and with this, Doozy’s pet parent knows he can learn to see the world as a more positive experience.

Celebrating Doozy and his pet parent for the growth and confidence they achieved!

Do you want to change the way you feel about living life with your companion? 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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