Podcast #3 - Creating Confidence and Security in the Absence of Obedience with Kate Walker of the Incredible K9
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Date: February 26th, 2023
Host: Rhonda Bilodeau
Guest: Kate Walker
Professional Dog Trainer, Kate Walker talks about how she creates confidence and security in her client’s dogs without obedience. The story unfolds with Kate talking about how she used to focus on obedience to help dogs and what it was like switching over to more behavior modification in order to build emotional skills in the dogs. Learn why she’s moved away from obedience and why dogs don’t need as much when you focus on creating confidence and security in the mindset of the dog and resolving their emotional and energetic problems.
Learn why Kate uses food to help clients and their dogs with their stress. She shares the process she uses that starts in the home to resolve the dog’s general anxiety in their life that greatly impact the dog’s ability to cope with their bigger stressors like reactivity, aggression or fear.
After this podcast you’ll learn why focusing on the mindset of the dog is vital to the dog’s success learning to feel safe in the world and be emotionally and physically at ease. Plus, why building emotional skills can be more impactful in dogs rather than obedience skills to truly create a happy healthy dog that listens.
Kate is a behavior modification professional dog trainer based in Central Pennsylvania. With a love for animals she holds a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences and a minor in Equine Science, from Penn State University. She taught middle and high school Science for 10 years before resigning to focus solely on The Incredible K9. She has combined her love for animals and her love for teaching others by training dogs and helping owners.
You can find Kate Walker and The Incredible K9 by visiting
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The goal is to spread the word of others like you, helping their dogs through mindful training techniques that get to the root cause of their dog's behavioral problems.
Please share your story, success, testimonial or epiphany about the techniques you learned on the podcast and how they're impacting your life with your dog by recording your story through an audio. We will then share your story on the podcast! You will be making a difference in other dogs and dog lover's lives!
Step 1: Find an audio program like Voice Memos (iPhones) or Sound Recorder (Android) on your phone.
Step 2: Record your story! Leave your name, dog/s name/s, where you're from, issue and explain what you changed or technique you used and how it changed yours and your dog's life!
Step 3: Take that audio recording and email it Rhonda@vtdogpack.com. Please note, by leaving a recording you are allowing Rhonda to share your story on her Podcast, The Divine Feminine Dog Trainer.