Lessons Learned in Creating Resilient Relationships Workshop

We had such a powerful Creating Resilient Relationships Workshop yesterday!

Participants shared how they wanted to find ways to better connect with their dogs.

They also wanted to change perceptions and “how things were done.”

Yes! “How things are done” isn’t how those in the group wanted to express their love, compassion and kindness to their dogs. Changing the pattens of thinking because participants gained understanding that the way we feel influences the way we think and what we think makes us feel a certain way.

We all know that dog training industry is full of outdated beliefs!

Those old patterns of thought and beliefs keep people, like you, from living authentically in their own lives.

They also learned they have the power within themselves to make different choices even if it feels scary.

Even if no one else is doing it, because their eyes were opened to nothing will change if they don’t make the first step into “doing what they feel is right.”

Growth requires all of us to take action even when we feel fear.

Fear only holds you back and keeps you doing the same thing over and over again.

Taking action strengthens your self confidence and the action you take, informs you of where you take your next step.

Through repeated action, are you able to envision where you want to go on your journey.

Participants shared how this workshop helped them gain insights into how they can become more self aware of themselves and in turn, how this connection back to their own sensations in their body helped them to see the importance of meeting their dogs’ emotional needs.

The connections we made and the active participation within the group also gave space for participants to feel in community with other likeminded folks.

In the sea of making choices outside of what societal standards and norms tell us to do or instruct us to act, our lively group had a space to explore their own experiences and what worked for them in their journey in gaining a deeper knowing of themselves.

Amazing people and amazing awarenesses coming through for each of them in their own unique way.

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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