Continuing on Their Journey

Hanna enjoying her time at Lowes

When you integrate the learning of how to apply modern dog behavior techniques, you’re able to draw on these skills and apply them into your day to day.

The knowledge becomes how you take action.

Hanna and her family continue to put the knowledge they gained into action even after 6 months of their program ending with me.

They value prioritizing Hanna’s emotional needs when they encourage her to experience new situations.

This choice of keeping Hanna safe and being the safe base she needs, she grows in her confidence and comfortability with how she perceives new situations like hanging out a Lowe’s with her family.

They took their time and allowed Hanna to guide them in their next steps.

On their first trip to Lowe’s in 6 months, Hanna made the choice to go in the first sliding glass doors, but then hesitated at the second set.

“Once we went outside, she saw another dog go in, Hanna turned around and walked through both doors and into the store. She walked through both doors and into the store. She walked around the garden center fine and went in the side doors into he store a few time, even through the active set of sliding doors.”

Hanna also is making the choice to go into a local pet store and is able to access her curiosity because she’s feeling more at ease with the situation.

“She will go into Mud Bay now and walk around the store. She will get on the scale there if we move it away from the wall.”

Hanna’s family recognized how they can modify the environment, so Hanna can be successful and see how to do this through the lens of understanding her emotional needs first and foremost.

If you’re desiring a connection with your dog where you also prioritize your dog’s wellbeing and his or her desire to experience trust, safety and love, you’ve come to the right place.

If you desire to understand how you can show up in your life with your dog that grounds you in how you can source your own solutions with what you want to achieve in life with your dog, register for the Creating Resilient Relationships workshop!

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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