Dog Training St Helens2018-07-10T18:55:45+00:00

ST HELENS 

ONE 2 ONE

DOG BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

I excel in leash reactivity, dog on dog aggression, separation anxiety, resource guarding and other unwanted behaviours.

07776 761 289

Dog Training St Helens

Welcome to Dog Harmony. Dog Training St Helens specialise in resolving problem behaviours – so you can have the relationship you always wanted with your dog.

DID YOU KNOW THAT 95% OF ALL DOG PROBLEMS CAN BE FIXED WITHIN JUST 2 EASY SESSIONS??

We offer general obedience training and anxiety & aggression behaviour modification, as well as highly specialised training for any breed, age and size of dog. My elegant and simple-to-use, yet highly efficient training technique uses simple commands to help you improve your bond with your dog.

Dog Training St Helens

Hi, my name is Peter Hargreaves. I am a professional dog trainer & behaviourist with 35+ years of experience in training and modifying the behaviour of dogs. I started training in the Royal Marines, where I trained military dogs to search for IEDs and, of course, protect marines. I then spent 20 years training gundogs. During this time, I competed at the highest levels of competition and became a highly respected judge regularly invited to judge performances at prestigious European working competitions.

Training with world-renowned trainers has taught me which training methods and techniques work best with different breeds and ages of dogs. Taking only the best approaches and aspects of these techniques, I have developed a training method that works – every time and with any dog, regardless of breed, age or size. This method now allows me to excel in resolving problem dog behaviours.

Do you own or have you ever met a dog that always seemed scared or overly aggressive towards everyone?

This type of behaviour speaks for itself, it is the act of aggressively protecting objects such as toys or food.

Separation anxiety is an anxious response, triggered when you become separated from your dog.

My Dog Training Program is based on creating a relationship through a solid foundation and clear communication.

It can take years to find out what your puppy needs from you but I can show you in just two sessions.

With this program your dog will stay with Peter and his family including Peter’s two children and three dogs.

Problem Behaviours

Such behaviours may, for example, consist of human or dog-on-dog aggression; resource guarding or separation anxiety; fearfulness and/or a whole range of other issues you may experience with your dog.

Does your dog:

  • Wrench your arm out of its socket by pulling on the lead every time you go for a walk?
  • Scare the life out of visitors by jumping all over them?
  • Act aggressively (i.e. growling, barking or biting) towards strangers or other dogs?
  • Regularly destroy your belongings by chewing on them while you are out without him?
  • Run away every time he spots an open door/gate?
  • Annoy neighbours by barking excessively?

Worry not. I am contacted for help by distraught, frustrated owners facing the same problems every week – and I have helped every one of them. I can help you, too.

What Can I Do for You?

I can assist you in building a better relationship with your dog. A relationship that will allow you to enjoy his company and go for walks with him any place and any time. Thriving on structure & routine, dogs struggle without leadership and clear guidance. As members of YOUR pack, they look for this guidance and leadership from you, the owner. Specifically set for your dog, my training program will help you provide both – and your dog will thank you for this by becoming the happy, well-mannered pet you desire.

My Approach

My training approach improves communication between you and your dog by focusing on his primal drives and instincts. Heavily depending on your involvement, this program is specifically designed to help your dog and you – and while it is focused predominantly on your dog, some training elements will be focused on you. Training your dog is not something you ‘dip into’ every now and then. It is something you must commit to for life. My role is to assist you and provide you with the necessary support to help you and your dog along the road to success.

Improving Relationships

Changing your dog’s behaviour must begin with changing the problem’s root. This means changing your relationship’s context. Based on my 35+ years’ experience, my highly effective, yet incredibly simple 5-step program is designed specifically to achieve this.

There is no point in boring you to tears with the science of this approach, but I will tell you that all my training is fully hands-on with both you and your dog – because training you to work with/handle your furry friend in an assertive and calm fashion while training your dog invariably produces results.

Learning House Rules

Using your pet’s primal needs and instincts, we begin by structuring his life. Your dog MUST learn his basic house rules.

Much of my program utilises a crate. Using your dog’s natural “den instinct” enables me to give him a “safe place” he can go to relax and calm down. Combining consistent house rules with proper scheduling increases the confidence your dog has in you as his leader. My experience has taught me that many dogs’ behaviour issues are down to over stimulation and lack of sufficient mental stimulation. My training programs can and will resolve this.

Call Me

Having helped thousands of people improve their relationships with their pets, I can do the same for you. Contact me today to learn more.

I BELIEVE THAT 98% OF ALL DOGS CAN BE TRAINED TO HAVE BASIC MANNERS, RESPECT AND UNWANTED BEHAVIOURS REMOVED REGARDLESS OF BREED, SIZE, SHAPE, OR AGE!

REVIEWS

  • review rating 5  The difference in our dog is amazing. She's relaxed and happy - and so are we. Peter really helped us understand how to help Catty comfortably become a member of our pack. It's only been a week since she's been home from her board-and-train, but we've already seen so many positive changes in Catty towards us and our cats that it's almost like magic! Thank you, Peter!

    thumb John Smith
    6/06/2018
  • review rating 5  I know we have not been to see you in a while and have been busy with lot of things so far this year. I wanted to let you know that Rosie is doing great. She is a completely different dog. That little beagle that tried to bite you on the first day is so much calmer now The dog that had no confidence has become the social butterfly of the neighborhood. She enjoys playing and meeting new dogs and has adjusted well with our 2 Maltese. The kids absolutely love her to no end and she has become a wonderful addition to our family. This is the same dog we had apprehension of after we got her in dealing with her issues. The time investment and commitment has been well worth it all. Sure, she is not perfect and we need to work on a few things but she has come full circle. Peter, I really wanted to thank you for the service that you provide to help people and dogs to find harmony together. You are great at what you do. We spread the word of you to every dog owner we meet. We wish you continued success.I look forward to seeing you around town walking with my now calm dog

    thumb Steve McDonald
    6/01/2018
  • review rating 5  I have a 8 year old German Shepherd. For the past 4 years she is aggressive to people coming into the house, I struggle to walk her as she is nasty to other dogs and pulling me all over the place. She barks at people so I have to time my walks when no one is around. If I see someone with a dog I turn around or cross over the road. I did not enjoy walking her due to her aggressive nature. 6 months ago I got a Victoria Stillwell dog trainer and was given lots of handouts to work with and we practiced on a fake dog. Waste of time and money. Last week I contacted Peter and he come today. We discussed setting boundaries ..no sleeping on the bed... diet and door manners. Within 20 minutes we were outside and Peter had a number of dogs with him. My dog reacted at one and this was corrected we then walked for an hour and as it was sunny we came across lots of dogs. My dog though a little unsure never once reacted in an aggressive manner. I am absolutely made up with my dog and I will recommend Peter to anyone with a reactive dog. In the second session Peter says my dog will be off leash and coming back on the recall. If this happens I will be over the moon! Peter thank you.

    thumb Steve Marsh
    5/21/2018
  • review rating 5  I have a 8 year old yellow Labrador that for the past 6 years was a nightmare to walk. Every dog it came across it was lunging at, barking and just frothing at the mouth, I thought she was being aggressive. I started timing my walks so I could avoid people early morning and late evening. I recently moved to South port and decided that I had to call someone for help. I contacted Peter and he explained my dog was scared and then implemented a plan. In the second session I walked through the biggest park in South port on a sunny afternoon with my dog. It was great. We also went into a Dog Café something I never thought I would do. I can work my dog anywhere and anytime now. If you have a reactive Dog call Peter at Dog harmony as he will sort this out for you.

    thumb A Google User
    5/15/2018
  • review rating 5  After our session Bailey is like a new dog, yesterday I was able to invite a stranger to bailey into the home. Bailey lay in his bed and eventually fell asleep allowing me to relax and enjoy my friends company. It's still early days, but the improvement we see already is unbelievable - we cannot thank you enough.. Bailey is now what we would call a normal dog. If you have a problem with your dog just give Peter a call.

    thumb Martin Lewis
    5/03/2018

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ONE 2 ONE

DOG BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

ST HELENS

I excel in leash reactivity, dog on dog aggression, separation anxiety, resource guarding and other unwanted behaviours.

DID YOU KNOW THAT 95% OF ALL DOG PROBLEMS CAN BE FIXED WITHIN JUST 2 EASY SESSIONS??

My Dog Training Programs are all based on creating a sound relationship with our dogs through a solid foundation and clear communication. I concentrate on real world behaviour that gets you real results.

While I understand the value of the vast methodologies of dog training, I do not limit myself to any one specific style. Every dog’s situation is different and I adapt my techniques, methods and tools to get rid of the poor habits your dog is used to, to get the appropriate behaviour we are looking for.

Not all dogs can be helped with only using just treats or food, a specific collar, a clicker or a just a leash. I will teach you  how to use numerous tools correctly and efficiently, and you will develop a much healthier relationship with your dog. I use all humane tools properly and are known for helping any breed, any size, and any problem.

DOG TRAINING & BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION PROGRAM

Let me transform your dog's behavior in just 2 easy sessons!!

Providing Dog Training In Merseyside, Lancashire, Gt Manchester and Cheshire for over 25 years with literally 100's of happy clients

Once you learn my approach to dog training you will be on your way to having a desirable member of the family that you can walk anywhere anytime. No more stressing, no more reactive dog and no more dragging you down the street!

Let me show you how a reliable place, heel and come command can fix most behavioural problems.

Are you tired, or even embarrassed, of your dog's behavior?

I have helped thousands of dog owners just like you!  As a matter of fact, I've helped people like you build healthier, stress free and happier life’s with their dog. Stop stressing out and call me for advice!

I GUARANTEE you will be happy with my training or I will give you ALL your money back!  If I can't help you I don't want your money.

Why are you looking for a dog trainer?  

  • Pulling you down the street?
  • Not coming when called?
  • Jumping on everyone that comes to the door?

No matter what the issue is, I can help!

My training focuses on creating an obedient dog through the development of respect and trust. Your relationship with your dog is the most important factor.

Behavior Modification programs will involve obedience training, as well as specific instruction and exercises to help transform your disorderly dog into a polite dog that you will be able to walk anywhere at anytime

Behavior commonly addressed may include, but are not limited to:

  • Aggression (toward humans or dogs)
  • Fearfulness
  • Excessive barking
  • Door dashing
  • Separation anxiety
  • Unruly house behaviour

I BELIEVE THAT 98% OF ALL DOGS CAN BE TRAINED TO HAVE BASIC MANNERS, RESPECT AND UNWANTED BEHAVIOURS REMOVED REGARDLESS OF BREED, SIZE, SHAPE, OR AGE!

REVIEWS

  • review rating 5  The difference in our dog is amazing. She's relaxed and happy - and so are we. Peter really helped us understand how to help Catty comfortably become a member of our pack. It's only been a week since she's been home from her board-and-train, but we've already seen so many positive changes in Catty towards us and our cats that it's almost like magic! Thank you, Peter!

    thumb John Smith
    6/06/2018
  • review rating 5  I know we have not been to see you in a while and have been busy with lot of things so far this year. I wanted to let you know that Rosie is doing great. She is a completely different dog. That little beagle that tried to bite you on the first day is so much calmer now The dog that had no confidence has become the social butterfly of the neighborhood. She enjoys playing and meeting new dogs and has adjusted well with our 2 Maltese. The kids absolutely love her to no end and she has become a wonderful addition to our family. This is the same dog we had apprehension of after we got her in dealing with her issues. The time investment and commitment has been well worth it all. Sure, she is not perfect and we need to work on a few things but she has come full circle. Peter, I really wanted to thank you for the service that you provide to help people and dogs to find harmony together. You are great at what you do. We spread the word of you to every dog owner we meet. We wish you continued success.I look forward to seeing you around town walking with my now calm dog

    thumb Steve McDonald
    6/01/2018
  • review rating 5  I have a 8 year old German Shepherd. For the past 4 years she is aggressive to people coming into the house, I struggle to walk her as she is nasty to other dogs and pulling me all over the place. She barks at people so I have to time my walks when no one is around. If I see someone with a dog I turn around or cross over the road. I did not enjoy walking her due to her aggressive nature. 6 months ago I got a Victoria Stillwell dog trainer and was given lots of handouts to work with and we practiced on a fake dog. Waste of time and money. Last week I contacted Peter and he come today. We discussed setting boundaries ..no sleeping on the bed... diet and door manners. Within 20 minutes we were outside and Peter had a number of dogs with him. My dog reacted at one and this was corrected we then walked for an hour and as it was sunny we came across lots of dogs. My dog though a little unsure never once reacted in an aggressive manner. I am absolutely made up with my dog and I will recommend Peter to anyone with a reactive dog. In the second session Peter says my dog will be off leash and coming back on the recall. If this happens I will be over the moon! Peter thank you.

    thumb Steve Marsh
    5/21/2018
  • review rating 5  I have a 8 year old yellow Labrador that for the past 6 years was a nightmare to walk. Every dog it came across it was lunging at, barking and just frothing at the mouth, I thought she was being aggressive. I started timing my walks so I could avoid people early morning and late evening. I recently moved to South port and decided that I had to call someone for help. I contacted Peter and he explained my dog was scared and then implemented a plan. In the second session I walked through the biggest park in South port on a sunny afternoon with my dog. It was great. We also went into a Dog Café something I never thought I would do. I can work my dog anywhere and anytime now. If you have a reactive Dog call Peter at Dog harmony as he will sort this out for you.

    thumb A Google User
    5/15/2018
  • review rating 5  After our session Bailey is like a new dog, yesterday I was able to invite a stranger to bailey into the home. Bailey lay in his bed and eventually fell asleep allowing me to relax and enjoy my friends company. It's still early days, but the improvement we see already is unbelievable - we cannot thank you enough.. Bailey is now what we would call a normal dog. If you have a problem with your dog just give Peter a call.

    thumb Martin Lewis
    5/03/2018
 
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