Dog Training Wigan2018-07-10T19:00:48+00:00

WIGAN 

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 Wigan

I rehabilitate dogs and train owners – because you and your dog deserve to have a happy, stress-free relationship.

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

Dog Rehabilitation

I excel in rehabilitating dogs with behaviour problems. Behaviour issues I deal with can range from separation anxiety and general fearfulness to serious aggression towards other dogs or humans, potentially dangerous behaviour patterns like running away or chasing things and anything in-between.

Some of the most common issues frustrated owners seek help for include, for example:

  • Human, dog and/or cat aggression (including cat killing)
  • Resource guarding
  • Anxiety & fear issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Excessive barking
  • Leash pulling, aggression and/or reactivity
  • Stealing food and/or counter surfing
  • Jumping all over people
  • Ignoring owners’ commands (‘selective hearing’)
  • Door bolting/running away and/or chasing people, other animals, cyclists or cars
  • Destructive chewing and/or peeing/doing ‘their business’ in inappropriate places
  • Growling, biting and/or snapping

Simple, yet highly effective, our dog training system allows us to modify all these behaviours and more.

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.

Owner Training

Dogs, like children, must be taught how to behave correctly. This necessitates being the ‘leader of the pack’ and providing them with structure and properly scheduled, consistent routines. All too often, dogs’ behaviour issues are due to their owners failing to provide the leadership and clear, consistent guidance dogs MUST HAVE to thrive and succeed in the ‘human world’. Our programs address this problem by teaching owners how to handle their dogs in an assertive, calm and consistent manner.

Dog Training Wigan

I am professional dog trainer Peter Hargreaves. Based in the North West, I have spent more than 35 years training all breeds and ages of dogs. My experience includes training military dogs to protect Royal Marines and detect IEDs; training gundogs, competing at and, as a highly respected judge, judging prestigious working competitions all over Europe and, over the years, learning what works and what doesn’t from some of the most respected trainers (you know, the kind of experts other trainers go to for tuition and advice) of the world.

My Training Program

Combining my own experiences with some of the best techniques/approaches I have learned from this people, I have developed and perfected my own training system and moulded it into a set of training programs that work for all dogs – from rebellious Dachshund puppies to older, ‘set-in-their-ways’ Great Danes and any age, size and breed of dog in-between – EVERY TIME!

Relying heavily on owners’ involvement, my programs work because they combine simple commands with the use of dogs’ natural instincts/drives to improve owner-dog communication, build better relationships & strengthen the bonds between owners and their pets and ultimately provide dogs with the leadership and guidance they need to succeed.

All training sessions are invariably very much ‘hands-on’ and, while focusing mostly and the dog, will without fail involve elements focused on their owners. This, I believe, is imperative, as owners must learn their role in the relationship as much as the dog needs to learn his role.

Lifelong Commitment

Just like you never cease to teach your children what’s right and wrong, so training your dog is not an ‘occasional pastime’ but a serious, lifelong commitment. To help you and your dog lead a happy, stress-free life together, we therefore do not ‘abandon’ you at the end of a program but offer continuing after-care/support for your dog’s entire life.

I excel in resolving

  • Dog aggression on the leash
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Dog to Human aggression
  • Excessive Barking
  • Separation anxiety

Are You Ready?

If you are ready to do what it takes to turn your ‘problem’ dog into the well-mannered, lovable pet you long for, call me today. I am looking forward to working with both of you.

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

WIGAN

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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