When you’re sensing something needs to shift in your life, you start cultivating a desire for something different.
Your motivation grows from a deep sense within you of a goal you want for yourself.
You stoke these fires with seeking out information of how to do what you desire.
You research and check out what’s already out there and the ripples of learning expand out from you.
Taking action in acquiring skills helps you practically apply the knowledge you acquired.
Sometimes the practice is fluid while other times, you may feel like you’re trudging along and you may even feel like you’re not moving forward at all.
This is where holding on to your motivation, recognizing how this is just part of the process, you let go of your expectations and judgment of what you’re capable of doing.
Recognizing and shedding light on shame or fear that tries to derail you, helps melt it away, so you can get back to integrating the learning into creating your own habit and personal change.
When you recognize how fear shows up and how this filters your views, you can deepen your awareness of yourself rather than blaming yourself for something not being perfect or when hiccups show up in your process.
Instead, you can receive feedback and the ripples of how you learn and change, allows for others around you to see you for making these strides for yourself and dare I say, inspire them to make changes too?
Prioritizing your growth, requires you to be reflective of what’s no longer working and being willing to step into something requiring you to trust in yourself and in what you do.
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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