Believe You and Your Dog are the Diamond

You’re searching for someone or something to tell you how to help your dog feel less anxious and overwhelmed by the world around him

You scour books and FB groups to find out how you can help your dog connect and bond with you.

All the other dogs you’ve lived with before NEVER had these issues.

They were easy and running into road blocks with your other dogs’ behavior was never a thing.

Now, your new dog is unlike any other dog you’ve lived with or experienced before in your life.

You don’t know what to do and you too are feeling overwhelmed and anxious about this new experience.

You ask yourself, what do I do?

Often we look outside of ourselves for the answers.

In a Discovery Call, a conversation about an analogy of diamond came up. From her perspective, she shared with me how she sees the creation of solutions, creating curriculum, and the product of the work she does with her clients is like “spitting out a diamond”.

I reflected back to her with a different perspective. I asked her, “instead of seeing what you produce and the outcome of your actions as the diamond, what if you see yourself and those around you as the diamond?”

Let that sink in!

When you feel into and start taking action from a place that you and your dog are the diamond, you shift.

Each diamond is unique just as each of you and your dogs all have unique personalities, interests and dislikes.

Recognizing and honoring the uniqueness within yourself and your dog, you allow yourself to shift in perspective and open yourself to have more compassion for yourself and feel more empathetic to your dog.

These shifts allow you to see yourself and your dog in a new way.

When you ask yourself, what is truly showing up in this moment of chaos and overwhelm, you peel back the layers and recognize the sparkle within the connection you have within yourself and your dog.

Finding the answers of how you’re feeling aren’t in the books and groups you’re in.

Looking within yourself and leaning into what’s showing up for yourself and asking yourself where you want to go and what you want your relationship to feel like with your dog, you release the expectations of what I “should” be doing and you choose to surrender into what truly matters.

What matters is believing you and your dog are the diamond.

I invite you to ask yourself, how can I amplify our sparkle?

Connect with me and you can have the space to explore what you envision life to feel like with your dog.

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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