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Puppy Training Classes – I Come to You!

Think your puppy needs obedience classes? It can take years to find out what your puppy or dog needs from you but I can show you and your new puppy in just two sessions. Each session lasts approximately 1 and a half hours.

As a qualified dog behaviourist with years of dog training experience, I can offer you many years of experience and advice condensed into just a few hours. Whether you’ve had a puppy before or not, a lot of things have changed in relation to how dogs are trained these days.

The day to day things that your puppy does in your home are seldom addressed in puppy training classes and the following things are genuine queries I get asked, and teach owners all the time:

  • How do I stop my puppy biting?
  • Clicker training – I show you how to use a clicker to get results!
  • How do I stop my puppy chewing things in my house?
  • How do I toilet train my puppy?
  • Where should my puppy sleep?
  • How do I socialise my puppy?
  • When should I socialise my puppy?
  • How do I teach my puppy to stop barking when I leave?
  • How do I get my dog to like my puppy?
  • How do I get my puppy to stop chasing my cat?
  • How to meet the breeds needs?
  • Scent work for a much calmer dog

“Dogs Do Speak But Only To Those That Listen”

Puppy Training Services - Dog Harmony

The most important thing for your puppy to learn from the moment s/he arrives at your home, is how to fit into the life that lies ahead of them. A puppy’s ability to socialise in pretty much over by 16 weeks of age, so the clock is ticking. If you haven’t introduced them to all the things that they’re going to encounter in life well before this time making sure you get it right at each step, then there may be problems for them in later life.

The first few days and weeks in your home are the most critical for your puppy, as this is when they learn all the habits (good and bad) that can stay with them for life. If you get the foundations right at this stage, you can help protect your puppy against many avoidable problems for the future.

Puppy Start Program

A well-behaved puppy is a happy puppy. During the sessions which takes about one and a half hours, I will cover everything you need to know to set your puppy up for life. This will include:

  • Toilet training
  • Biting and nipping
  • Time alone
  • How and where to socialise
  • General training including sit, stay, walk to heel recall etc.
  • How to mentally stimulate and entertain your puppy when you are there, and also when you are not there
  • How and when and how much to feed
  • How to prepare for the vets or groomers – plus much more

If your puppy has a sympathetic socialisation period in the early days, all the unwanted problems on the dog behaviour problems list on my website can be avoided.

Before you buy countless expensive gadgets and toys from the pet-shop, I can show you the things that your puppy will and won’t need, and I can teach you to get your head around all the training, equipment and toys that you will need to make training more simple for you and your puppy. A lot of puppy toys, products and gadgets on the market are not only expensive but can actually unwittingly help encourage problems such as fear of fireworks, chewing of household objects and they can also prolong toileting indoors.

With a new puppy training session you can learn to understand your puppy and why they do what they do. Having a puppy in your house can be stressful and confusing because all the information you’ve read on the Internet and in books doesn’t work for every puppy. Instead of waiting until your puppy is old enough to go to puppy training classes or go on a puppy training course, you can start immediately and set your puppy up for success.

So to make the transition from the breeder’s house, where a puppy had unlimited attention, to your home where it may be quieter, as easy as possible for your new puppy, it is best to get some practical advice early on. You can begin training your puppy as soon as they arrive.

Puppy Training Services - Dog Harmony
Puppy Training Services - Dog Harmony

“You Do Not Listen To A Bark I Say. Please Learn To Understand Me”

What My Clients Say

“In an impetuous moment we took on 2 rescue dogs at the same time. The dogs had not met before and we knew nothing about them. I still ask myself was this impetuous or just plain stupid! One of the dogs has clearly been subject to abusive and unkind handling and her relationship with the other dog was making his and our lives miserable and fraught. At different times we had thought that one or the other would have to be 'put down' either because of the impact of their relationship or their sheep chasing tendencies. It was by chance that we learnt about Peter and with his help and guidance we have managed to improve all of our lives beyond recognition. I write this as the dogs are playing together at my feet: something I never thought would happen. We will be eternally grateful to Peter for his expertise, generosity and unstinting support in enabling us to make unbelievable progress.”

Gill Parsons and John Abraham, Liverpool, 2017with Derek and Lily - crosses of indeterminate heritage!

“We took Busby our beagle pup to Peter's classes and we were quite nervous having read that beagles are notoriously hard to train! However we needn’t have worried as he taught all of us, husband, 3 children & I, how to understand the mindset of our new four-legged family member which helped enormously. It is rather that the owner needs training, perhaps more so than the dog! His knowledge, patience & commitment know no bounds and we found his lessons more than generous as we often ran over due to discussion or a little extra one-to-one to ensure we got it right. His setting is superb with acres of space for outdoor recall training and the safety of an enclosed area for the not so attentive dog. He has a barn for the more than frequent wet days which is much better than a shiny village hall floor. Aside from this the views are stunning!
We also know that we can count on Peter should we ever need further advice in the future. A lovely man.”

Sara-Jane, Russell, Tom, Alice, and Ethan Gardiner, Wigan, 2017with Busby, the Beagle

“Through participating in Peter's excellent Brain Training sessions, Brodie our 18 month old Bearded Collie has learned a great deal of self-control and lots of fun games, tricks and moves. As owners we have learned to be much more calm in our approach and have gained a much greater understanding of how a dog’s mind ticks and it is a joy to see him learn something new. The session flies by and we try hard to practice the moves at home to show off some progress the following week! We also benefitted hugely from a 1:1 session with Peter as Brodie wanted to chase after sheep and we are so pleased to now take him through a field of sheep off the lead with him by our side after following his simple guidelines. Everything is FUN for the dog and fun for owners too – we’ve had a lot of laughs!
Thank you Peter.”

Carole and Chris Gledhill, Southport, 2017with Brodie, the Bearded Collie

“I took my Springer Pup, Saffy, to Peter's puppy training classes when she was 4 months old. The classes are small, friendly and informal. The small class size is great as it allows Peter to spend time with each dog if needed, (and Saffy and I needed it!). Peter was invaluable in helping solve some niggling house training problems, and showing us how to deal with other issues. Most importantly, Saffy adored going, as soon as we turned off the main road to the farm she became happy and excited, she definitely knew where we were going!”

Nicky Sullivan, St Helens, 2017with Saffy, the Springer Spaniel

“I have had dogs all my life so thought I was pretty dog savvy until I started to talk to Peter. Whilst I wasn't ever harsh with my dogs, I did rely on traditional techniques to train. Once I started to explore what Peter was teaching, using food based rewards, lots of things changed for me and my dogs with them became more confident and happy. Learning new techniques can be difficult but Peter was always there to give great advice and support whenever I needed it. If one thing wasn't working, he would come up with a new plan. He never made me feel stupid or guilty for asking questions. He is extremely approachable and his depth of knowledge is second to none. The passion and kindness he has for dogs shines through and I feel so lucky that I have been able to learn from him.”

Rachel Holliday, Ormskirk, 2017with Finn, the Standard Schnauzer and Duke, the Staffie x Boxer

“We first met Peter when we took our 5 month old springador pup, Ben, to puppy training classes. We hadn’t any idea what to expect, knowing what a boisterous, loveable rogue Ben was, but nothing fazed Peter, despite Ben’s enthusiastic approach to learning, which consisted of wanting to play with all the other dogs in the class and to distract them from the business in hand! Peter has a very individual approach to each dog in his class, and that includes the owners, for whom he is an invaluable and patient resource. We subsequently took Ben to brain training classes, where he continued to disrupt the proceedings in his own inimitable style, so we then had several one to one sessions with Peter which were brilliant, and extremely helpful. Ben is now 21 months old, and he is a much loved, mostly well behaved dog who doesn’t have an aggressive bone in his body. We know that Peter is always available should we need him, and we are immensely grateful to him for all the help, advice and support which he has given us – and Ben of course! ”

Roz and John Matty, Skelmersdale, 2017with Ben, the Springador

“We have had such fun at Peter's brain training and agility class. Not only did Betty absolutely love it, but we also enjoyed the sessions too! Having a Welsh Terrier can be a challenge sometimes due to their stubborn and independent nature, but following training we now understand her a lot more, have more control and have overcome a number of our challenges such as livestock and cyclists. The agility element was also a huge hit, and will be back to improve our seesaw skills!”

Pete & Abi Evans, Formby, 2017with Betty, the Welsh Terrier

“Our dog Peggy was 8 months old when we first approached Peter. We had been having problems with her general control and not having had a dog from a young age before were at a loss what to do. Peter’s understanding of the situation and his teaching us how to teach Peggy was invaluable.

Peter is extremely knowledgeable. He is patient with owners and dedicated to helping them enjoy their dogs. I find myself explaining to others how a dog's mind works! We have no hesitation in recommending Peter to anyone wishing to get the very best from their dog.”

Paul and Jacqui Daniell, Wigan, 2017with Peggy the Labrador x Huntaway

“My sheepdog is wonderful with people and children but can be unpredictable with other dogs. Peter has a wonderful calming influence on dog and owner alike and during our one to one sessions has introduced good common-sense strategies for me to use with Meg when approaching other dogs. These structured sessions take place in a safe environment usually outside which is non-threatening for Meg and gives her the space she needs to assess a 'stranger' dog without any confrontation. Peter has highlighted ways in which my behaviour needs to change to give Meg the direction and confidence she needs and I thoroughly recommend his techniques to anyone experiencing stress or anxiety over their dog's behaviour. His creed is simple - lets help our dogs to BE dogs!”

Sue, Preston, 2017with Meg, the Border Collie

“I have a 18 month old dalmatian and have been taking him to dog training with Peter since he was 6 months old. I am so impressed with his method of training. Peter is very patient and not only gives you tasks to take home and try out with your dog but also explains the reasoning behind the exercises. There really is method in the madness.

I have applied his method to my mad dalmatian, and if he can become better behaved, I'm sure any dog would benefit from some form of training with Peter.

His prices are reasonable and he is very friendly and approachable.”

Debbie James, Liverpool, 2017with Dexter, the Dalmatian

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