Support within Shared Experiences

Sometimes it takes a village!

I often hear from individuals who are seeking out support because they feel they are treading water in navigating concerns they have with their dog’s behavior.

I learn about how they are struggling with knowing if they are doing the right thing.

They are striving for answers to how to move from where they are to where they take the next steps.

For one woman I spoke with today, I shared with her there’s playbook that will exactly lay out how you implement a behavior modification plan in the environment you’re living in, with the exact routine you have or how you handle when your own feelings show up and how your dog’s behavior can impact them.

You may also not be aware that when you have no neural pathways for handling a challenge because you’ve never been dealt that concern before in life, this new issue is a new experience for you too.

How can you expect to know everything there is to know about anything.

An openness to learning is what will be your lantern.

You may not be aware of how important it is in this moment to have compassion for yourself and how extending the same to your dog can be vital in how you find the motivation in moving forward.

So many times, we find ourselves as islands in a sea of others who have a difference of opinion and understanding of how to address the concerns we are facing in our lives with our dogs.

We forget or don’t even realize that everyone is living with the stories that they’ve learned and that have been passed down to them and how these stories perpetuate beliefs impacting how they see the world.

How they see the world, may not align with your vision or how you want to authentically create a life for yourself and with your dog.

When you take the steps to learn, you first have to unlearn these patterns and beliefs that no longer serve your highest self.

When you start dismantling these stories, you take the steps in creating how you get to move forward because you can experience the choices you make align with your values and your inner wisdom.

Learning from others and sharing our stories of growth and connection to how we show up in a heart centered way illuminate our paths.

I invite you all to join the Community Connections Group Membership program.

This is a community where you can feel understood, find support when you feel stuck, be seen and heard.

Your wisdom matters and this group can greatly be impacted by your presence.

We begin on Saturday, 14 January at 8am PDT/11am EST. We will be meeting every 2nd Saturday of the following months at the same time.

Join us! I’m so excited to see you there!

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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