"We cannot recommend Peter from Dog Harmony highly enough, he has been inspirational! He came to us in December 2012, after we had experienced unpredictable dog-to-dog aggression problems with a 3-year-old white German Shepherd/Retriever male we had taken as a 're-home' in August 2012. Peter's approach is always positive, firm and yet kind - he is able to deal sympathetically and realistically with dogs and owners alike without ever being negative. Every dog/owner situation is different and Peter has the experience and ability to point to the best way forward. Never a quick fix but, if you are prepared to take his advice and show determination and perseverance, things can be resolved. We have learned a huge amount, our other dog has benefitted enormously and things are now coming together - before too long we will have two perfectly behaved dogs! It takes time and we could not have done it without Peter's help! Thanks Peter -reassuring to know that you are never more than a phone call or email away."
"I highly recommend Peter from Dog Harmony. We were having problems with our rescue Staffie who had developed dog-to-dog aggression and was becoming very difficult to walk. Peter is extremely calm and authoritative and had our excitable dog sitting in his bed and walking to heel within seconds of his arrival. He has reassured us that our dog's issues are about nervousness and anxiety rather than dominance and aggression, which has helped us to understand him much better and put strategies in place to improve his behaviour. Peter is very honest and straightforward about the impact that our behaviour in the home has on the dog, and how we have to take responsibility for that, as well as when we are out walking him. Our dog's behaviour has much improved and we have Peter to thank for that. The fact that he is at the end of the phone is very reassuring, and the information and support he's given us has meant we've felt able to deal with issues that have arisen, and we always ask ourselves 'what would Peter tell us to do....?"
"Peter is not only a dog behaviour expert, but also a people expert! He is very sensitive in recognising that it’s the behaviour of the owners that can influence that of the dog, and with some common sense modifications, everyone is much happier. He identified what were some basic changes we could make to what had become our way of life with the dogs that would also help to address the bigger problem. In our case, that was one of our two working cockers' excessive barking when in the car. He introduced techniques that have helped not only with the main issue, but also have made both dogs much calmer in the house. We have made great strides, all thanks to Peter’s calming, understanding and professional advice. It’s very reassuring to know that we can maintain contact after his visits. We are delighted to recommend him."
"We live in the mountains in Mallorca and decided to get a fourth dog. We bought a boxer in England and flew her out to Palma. We were confident that it would be easy to introduce her to the other three dogs as we previously had a friend’s dogs staying with us and had no problems. We couldn't have been more wrong. One of our dogs took an instant dislike to the new comer resulting in vicious fights between the two dogs. Six weeks and many fights later, we were absolutely desperate. We contacted Peter and asked for his help. Peter came to Mallorca and stayed with us for two nights. He was able to observe our interaction with the dogs and the interaction between the dogs. As well as discussing and demonstrating different behaviour management techniques, he produced a personalised action plan that included strategies for addressing unwanted dog behaviour and our leadership (or should we say lack of) skills. Considerable change was required and although it was hard work to stick to the plan, it has paid dividends. Not only has the aggressive behaviour been dealt with but the boisterous, excitable behaviour of the other dogs has been resolved. Our visiting friends and family are astounded by the change and can't believe how calm the dogs are. Peter's help has been invaluable and he continues to provide ongoing support via email and FaceTime."
"We contacted Peter when our 3-year-old German Shepherd, Higgins, started to wreck the house when left alone after the Xmas period during which I had been at home for three weeks with him. The damage he did was terrible, trying to get out of doors and windows. We decided to crate him when we were out, but then the poor dog got so stressed that we came home to pools of blood on the floor from his paws and mouth where he had tried (and succeeded) to rip the crate apart. Luckily, my husband could take Higgins with him each day in his van and we tried to make sure one of us was always at home, which was making us both as stressed as Higgins! We arranged a meeting with Peter who gave us both the advice and information to help poor Higgins and now after just six weeks, what a changed dog! We did follow Peter’s advice to the ‘T’ to make sure Higgins got the best chance to get over his separation anxiety. Thank you Peter for all your advice and information, we can now leave Higgins when we want to go out at weekends and from next week we are going to start leaving him during the day again, for one day each week, building up to the five working days, going back to family and professional dog walkers coming in each lunch time to walk him. We cannot believe the change in Higgins, a much happier dog altogether, happy in his own company and not getting stressed every time we leave the room or try to leave the house. We would both recommend Peter to anyone with ‘dog behaviour problems’. He is a gentleman and you can see how much he loves dogs and wants to be able to help them. Thank you Peter!"