What’s Holding You Back?

You’re in tears because your beloved dog bit you, not once, but several times.

Your entire family is angry and mistrusts your dog. They don’t even want to go near him.

You’re now recognizing that manhandling and overpowering your dog isn’t working and see how detrimental this way of life is for everyone involved, including your dog.

You’re wanting to do things differently, but you feel you’ve been moving in the wrong direction for years.

At the heart of the matter, you desire to trust and have confidence in yourself to make the change.

You’re hesitant.

The leap of faith rests on your willingness to believe in what you can achieve.

It first starts with trust.

Are you willing to trust yourself?

Trust in yourself that you can heal your relationship with your dog.

Trust in committing to creating new habits and receiving support from a professional behavior consultant who is there for you and your dog.

Are you willing to put aside the old ideas of dogs needing to be “dominated” and “controlled” and show your dog kindness through a gentler approach?

Being stuck in this space of not wanting to go backward, but nervous and uncertain about moving forward is your crossroads.

Where will you go from here?

The only way you’ll build confidence is by taking action.

You certainly can do this on your own, but receiving support can help you get to where you want to go more efficiently and effectively even through you and your dog’s growth cycles of learning.

What do you want to do?

If you’re willing to take the leap of faith on yourself, set up your Discovery Call.

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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