Family is Family Regardless of Two or Four Legs!

Last week, I traveled down to Florida to celebrate my brother’s wedding.

An added bonus, it was also like a mini family reunion.

We shared laughs, oh my all the laughs and even planned a family trip in the coming year.

A highlight for me was my conversation with my Aunt about the dog training industry.

What she learned through her daughter’s (my cousin) experience working with me is that it isn’t teaching a dog to obey and operate like a robot.

My Aunt understood that living life with your dog is all about the relationship, the cooperation and the collaboration you do with your dog.

This understanding resonated with her so much because she values the heart centered connection of bringing family together and having strong ties with those she cares about including the dogs.

The dog-human relationship is the cornerstone of any skill building you want to do with your dog.

Without the connection, you won’t achieve the skills you want to teach your dog to offer.

At the heart of my work with those I serve, it all comes down to creating heart-centered and resilient relationships.

When you open to this new understanding and have an affinity in creating a life with your dog, I’m here to guide you.

I have one spot remaining in my Creating Resilient Relationships virtual workshop happening next week!

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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