For many, your dog is your pride and joy, so thank you for placing your trust in me. You will not be disappointed. Helping families and their dogs has been a privilege over the last 35 years and continues to be every day.
The time that your dog spends with me is unique, carefully planned and most importantly, effective. Myself and my family are all dog lovers, so rest assured that your dog will be treated with respect and care, just as my own dogs are. Aa myriad of my clients have posted this in Dog Harmony reviews so it’s something people have found!
There is no quick fix to bad behaviour in dogs and trainers who claim so are dishonest. Instead, true changes to behaviour rely on dedication, time and consistency. However, there is no better start or continuation to training than a specialist two-week residential training program.
We can produce remarkable results in only two weeks, but it is just the beginning; the solid foundation to a lifetime of good behaviour. Residential training involves adding wanted behaviours and eliminated unwanted behaviours. Most importantly the dog learned HOW to learn and is now a clean slate ready and willing to please you if you are clear, concise and consistent with your instructions.
For continued improvement, your dog needs both mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis.
4 steps to continued progress:
- Identify and eliminate the bad habits inside the home that most likely created the behavioural issues
- Replace the bad habits with good habits
- Structure, rules, and boundaries followed consistently
- Positive interaction with you through play and formal obedience
The first three are incredibly quick to implement. The final point takes just a little bit of time. A few minutes a couple of times a day goes a very long way. It is up to me to provide you with the education, information, and opportunity and for you to continue what you have learned.
Remember to always keep things simple and repetitive. There must be consequences for doing right and there must be consequences for doing wrong. And this is what Peter Hargreaves dog trainer has learnt over the years of his career!
Reward good behaviour and never forget to correct unwanted behaviours quickly.
Continue to master and work on the basics. Practice on leash, off leash, with food, without food, with toys, without Toys, with rewards, without rewards, with tools, without tools. Keep mixing it up to build your confidence as an owner. Keep working on increasing the duration of commands and increasing the distance from which they are given and the distractions in the environment.
Achieving advanced obedience is mastering the basics under all conditions, and practise can get you there. Well, there are myriad of Dog Harmony reviews praising this service of ours!
Aim to go on daily structured walks. Focus on keeping your dog at your side or slightly behind. Increase the challenge by changing speeds.
Allow your dog to move around freely. In this time practice recall and all other basic commands on the free walk. Your dog must know the release command well. If the dog does not know it’s release command, it’s much harder for the dog to know how to remain in control. But that’s what Peter Hargreaves dog trainer help’s you deal
Teach your dog something new, even if you think it’s not immediately important or useful. Be fair and consistent with your approach remembering that you are a leader not a dictator in this relationship.
Most of all try and enjoy the process and the time that you have together with your dog. It goes fast and they are not with us long enough!