FAQ’s

FAQ’s 2018-06-14T14:13:13+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Absolutely. Depending on the severity of the situation, we typically recommend either my residential 10 day Boot Camp . With bootcamp you would pay per dog but with private lessons you pay per hour. Private Lessons can be a cost effective way to modify the behaviour but in more serious cases Boot Camp may be a better option.

I have dealt with several clients who have heard this from other trainers. If this is the case, please call us for a free evaluation. Chances are good that we can fix the problem behaviour that other trainers can’t. I firmly believe that 99% of dogs can become balanced with the right leadership and guidance.

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

I’m not like a lot of other trainers. What I offer is something truly unique — unique because I break down the walls that are keeping you from living the best life with your dog, and then i rebuild from the ground up together.  My training is intense and life changing.  Working with me means you have to bring as much to the table as I do (and I bring a lot!).  I don’t accept just any client.  You have to be willing to work hard and be committed to make the changes in your life that need to be made.  If you think you’re ready to go the distance with your dog, then we might be a good match

I’ve used just about every tool in the dog training market. What I do is not punishment; rather, I believe you should be able to tell your dog no, and the tools for that particular allow this this in a safe and effective way. We have to remember that as sweet as our dogs are and however much we may love them, they are still dogs and therefore need to be given boundaries. Trust me when I tell you I’ve seen nearly every type of behaviour going and I use a vast amount of tools with every single client dog and have found HUGE results.

Yes…I believe in positive training but also that there is a consequence for a undesired behaviour. This is nature. 50% of my clients have already been to another trainer and its not worked. My training is based on science, nature and 35 years of experience.

Unfortunately, No. Most dogs who are eligible for this program have some serious issues. Separation from their owner is part of what makes this work so well. The home environment and the owner can represent bad habits and in order to truly make the change, it is best for your dog to focus on the work and then be reintroduced to you when she is in a much more confident, structured place.

Because of the many variables that come into play when creating a balanced, well-behaved dog — including owner commitment, consistency, and follow through — it would be wrong for me to give a 100% guarantee. There are too many things out of my control. However, I only work with the most dedicated clients who bring their A-game to every session, and I only work with clients that are willing to make certain sacrifices in order to give their dog the best life. Because of this policy, I have never worked with a dog that didn’t find huge success and I’ve never had a client that was displeased with my services!

I want to make everything easy for you.  You’re coming to me because your dog is doing something undesirable and you don’t understand how to fix it.  I do.  I keep everything really simple and easy to understand, and I base my techniques in fostering a more balanced relationship between you and your dog. Because of this approach, you see faster and more effective results.  I’m here for your dog, but more importantly, I am here for you.

We have been able to work with many Vets over the years to stop medicating for many different issues including separation anxiety and aggression. Veterinarians ultimately want the best for your dog, and many are open to working with us to reach this goal. We have worked closely with a large amount of Veterinarians during the weaning off process. Under the very rare situation we think that meds are a good fit for your dog, we are open minded to working with you, your dog and your Veterinarian to find the best scenario for your dog.

I most certainly do! I obviously can’t guarantee that your dog will be perfect, every minute of every hour or every day. But I can guarantee that I will stand by you during the training process and continue to give you support until you feel that you are happy with your dogs progression. Some dogs progress rapidly in training, and some at not as quick to progress, not to worry as I will help you as long as you need my help. 

Typically, household manners, all their basic obedience commands, an offleash recall and offleash responsiveness to the obedience commands, and the ability to do all that in public under distraction.

I get the dog out training 4 times a day for about 30 minutes. The dog is then left in a quiet place to keep the dogs mind in a calm state. In between the training the dog is out twice a day socializing with other dogs. My aim is to get the dogs mind in a calm state as this goes a long way to stopping behaviours we do not want. Lots of one 2 one training and socializing but keeping the dogs mind calm and not allowed to go into that “red zone”

Unfortunately, No. Most dogs who are eligible for this program have some serious issues. Separation from their owner is part of what makes this work so well. The home environment and the owner can represent bad habits and in order to truly make the change, it is best for your dog to focus on the work and then be reintroduced to you when she is in a much more confident, structured place.

Because of the many variables that come into play when creating a balanced, well-behaved dog — including owner commitment, consistency, and follow through — it would be wrong for me to give a 100% guarantee. There are too many things out of my control. However, I only work with the most dedicated clients who bring their A-game to every session, and I only work with clients that are willing to make certain sacrifices in order to give their dog the best life. Because of this policy, I have never worked with a dog that didn’t find huge success and I’ve never had a client that was displeased with my services!

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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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Absolutely. Depending on the severity of the situation, we typically recommend either my residential 10 day Boot Camp . With bootcamp you would pay per dog but with private lessons you pay per hour. Private Lessons can be a cost effective way to modify the behaviour but in more serious cases Boot Camp may be a better option.
I have dealt with several clients who have heard this from other trainers. If this is the case, please call us for a free evaluation. Chances are good that we can fix the problem behaviour that other trainers can’t. I firmly believe that 99% of dogs can become balanced with the right leadership and guidance. My training focuses on creating well-behaved dog through the development of respect and trust. Your relationship with your dog is the most important factor.
I'm not like a lot of other trainers. What I offer is something truly unique -- unique because I break down the walls that are keeping you from living the best life with your dog, and then i rebuild from the ground up together.  My training is intense and life changing.  Working with me means you have to bring as much to the table as I do (and I bring a lot!).  I don't accept just any client.  You have to be willing to work hard and be committed to make the changes in your life that need to be made.  If you think you're ready to go the distance with your dog, then we might be a good match
I've used just about every tool in the dog training market. What I do is not punishment; rather, I believe you should be able to tell your dog no, and the tools for that particular allow this this in a safe and effective way. We have to remember that as sweet as our dogs are and however much we may love them, they are still dogs and therefore need to be given boundaries. Trust me when I tell you I've seen nearly every type of behaviour going and I use a vast amount of tools with every single client dog and have found HUGE results.
Yes…I believe in positive training but also that there is a consequence for a undesired behaviour. This is nature. 50% of my clients have already been to another trainer and its not worked. My training is based on science, nature and 35 years of experience.
Unfortunately, No. Most dogs who are eligible for this program have some serious issues. Separation from their owner is part of what makes this work so well. The home environment and the owner can represent bad habits and in order to truly make the change, it is best for your dog to focus on the work and then be reintroduced to you when she is in a much more confident, structured place.
Because of the many variables that come into play when creating a balanced, well-behaved dog -- including owner commitment, consistency, and follow through -- it would be wrong for me to give a 100% guarantee. There are too many things out of my control. However, I only work with the most dedicated clients who bring their A-game to every session, and I only work with clients that are willing to make certain sacrifices in order to give their dog the best life. Because of this policy, I have never worked with a dog that didn't find huge success and I've never had a client that was displeased with my services!
I want to make everything easy for you.  You're coming to me because your dog is doing something undesirable and you don't understand how to fix it.  I do.  I keep everything really simple and easy to understand, and I base my techniques in fostering a more balanced relationship between you and your dog. Because of this approach, you see faster and more effective results.  I'm here for your dog, but more importantly, I am here for you.
We have been able to work with many Vets over the years to stop medicating for many different issues including separation anxiety and aggression. Veterinarians ultimately want the best for your dog, and many are open to working with us to reach this goal. We have worked closely with a large amount of Veterinarians during the weaning off process. Under the very rare situation we think that meds are a good fit for your dog, we are open minded to working with you, your dog and your Veterinarian to find the best scenario for your dog.
I most certainly do! I obviously can’t guarantee that your dog will be perfect, every minute of every hour or every day. But I can guarantee that I will stand by you during the training process and continue to give you support until you feel that you are happy with your dogs progression. Some dogs progress rapidly in training, and some at not as quick to progress, not to worry as I will help you as long as you need my help. 
Typically, household manners, all their basic obedience commands, an offleash recall and offleash responsiveness to the obedience commands, and the ability to do all that in public under distraction.
I get the dog out training 4 times a day for about 30 minutes. The dog is then left in a quiet place to keep the dogs mind in a calm state. In between the training the dog is out twice a day socializing with other dogs. My aim is to get the dogs mind in a calm state as this goes a long way to stopping behaviours we do not want. Lots of one 2 one training and socializing but keeping the dogs mind calm and not allowed to go into that “red zone”
Unfortunately, No. Most dogs who are eligible for this program have some serious issues. Separation from their owner is part of what makes this work so well. The home environment and the owner can represent bad habits and in order to truly make the change, it is best for your dog to focus on the work and then be reintroduced to you when she is in a much more confident, structured place.
Because of the many variables that come into play when creating a balanced, well-behaved dog -- including owner commitment, consistency, and follow through -- it would be wrong for me to give a 100% guarantee. There are too many things out of my control. However, I only work with the most dedicated clients who bring their A-game to every session, and I only work with clients that are willing to make certain sacrifices in order to give their dog the best life. Because of this policy, I have never worked with a dog that didn't find huge success and I've never had a client that was displeased with my services!

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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