Experience Your Relationships Transform

Me and my sweet Bobbins (Jack)

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines a relationship as “the way in which two or more concepts, objects or people are connected or the state of being connected.”

You can be in a relationship with your landlord.

You are in relationship with family and friends.

You have work relationships.

Being in a state of connection is not solely between you and your partner or close family.

You even have a relationship with your companion dog.

Relationships are transcendent.

When we are open to giving and receiving kindness and care in any relationship, we deepen our compassion for ourselves and extend the same to others when there are highs and lows we experience together.

One pet parent I spoke with last week, had an “A Ha!” moment when she spoke knowingly about her relationship with her dog. She never thought to describe it in that way before.

The awareness that sparked this new understanding is that she has an undeniable connection with her dog, understands his needs and extends grace to herself and her dog when things don’t go well.

What she learned through her relationship with her dog, she also realized that she extends grace to her dog easily and freely and didn’t necessarily do the same with her family.

Now, with this new awareness, she can take action in deepening her connection with her family members too.

Through another coaching conversation with a business woman, I guided her into feeling more empowered in setting healthy boundaries within her partnerships at work.

Relationships are transformative.

I am a relationship coach and I guide people into deepening their awareness in how they can give and receive in the relationships they have in their lives.

I just happen to specialize in the human and dog relationship.

Dog training and behavior consulting is just a component of what I do and what I can utilize in teaching.

My offerings are designed in guiding people who are overwhelmed and frustrated within their relationships at work, with family and significant others and even their dogs and support them in taking action so they can create ease, freedom and a sense of connection within their relationships.

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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