Sometimes what your dog’s behavior is showing you, is confusing and you don’t know what to do.
The confusion gets you stuck and you become so focused on the problem all you see is a dead end.
The feelings about failure and shame bubble up even before you take any action.
Your gremlins start running the show because they whisper in your ear, you can’t handle this.
Before you give up, a part of you recognizes, you’ve been here before.
You know what its like to encounter a problem and you figured out solutions before.
You start to feel an openness in exploring solutions because your commitment and dedication to your dog and his welfare and wellbeing matter to you.
Challenges are meant to expand ourselves, not to defeat us.
Digging a bit more, trusting yourself and holding on to knowing you can also figure out how to handle whatever comes your way will not only change you, but it will bring you closer to the relationship you desire to have with your dog.
Receiving support along the way can motivate you to keep going when moments of wanting to give up creep in again. Your willingness to keep going is what makes the difference.
Schedule a Discovery Call to see if partnering with me will encourage you to keep going.
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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