Intense, Focused Residential Dog Training

We know life is busy and are proud to offer an easy, no-hassle service. If your work commitments or lifestyle leave no time for dog training (and it does take time to accomplish the job properly), I’ll do it for you.
 My residential dog training is a 21 day stay, and I will take full responsibility for the training of your dog up to my extremely high standards. At the end of the period, I will hand back to you a very happy, trained and much more obedient thus setting up a strong foundation for more training.

As well as a daily training routine, your dog will accompany me on long daily walks in the open countryside, and socialise with my other guest dogs.

Together with you I will work out exactly what your dog needs to work on, and we will focus on those areas in short, intense sessions of training through the days with us – beginning at 7am and finished around 9pm – summer hours. In the family home basic manners such as jumping up, sitting on furniture, excessive barking will be corrected. Also any other boundaries you set will be taught. Every dog who comes through our residential dog training package for dogs is personally overseen by myself.

How My Residential Dog Training Works:

  • Home boarding indoors in a family environment (no kennels)
  • 21 days minimum
  • Ideal for frustrated pet owners
  • 1.5 to 2 hours of intensive 1-2-1 training every day
  • Basic Obedience such as sit, down, stay, recall etc will be taught
  • Daily walks
  • Basic house manners to stop jumping up, excessive barking, chewing and pulling on a lead
  • Daily socialisation with other friendly dogs (if appropriate)
  • Though in training still treated as a family pet
  • Weekly updates
  • Weekly photos
  • Direct telephone access to me at any time
  • Direct contact via Whatsapp Messenger – REGULAR calls, videos & photos to your phone
  • A handover lesson at the end of the stay for owner training
  • A follow up handover lesson within 14 days at your home

“Dogs can be like children and need boundaries.”

Dog Behaviourist Services - Dog Harmony

Does your busy work schedule or lifestyle deprive you of the necessary time to train your dog? Since proper training takes time to achieve the desired outcome, Dog Harmony is here to help and take care of it for you.

My residential dog training programme involves a 3-week stay during which I will take full responsibility for the training of your dog to the highest standards. Once this period ends, you will come back to a very happy, well-trained and totally obedient pet.

When you return for your dog, my handover also provides you with plenty of time to ask questions and practice what you have learnt while under my supervision. I can offer helpful tips, prompts and plenty of encouragement.

You will come away from the handover with a greater understanding of what motivates your dog and why they behave in a particular way. This level of understanding will help you to achieve a more secure relationship with your dog based on mutual trust.

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Residential Dog Training Package

My Residential Dog Training Package allows me to work closely with your dog in the correct environment to train him/her to a high standard using my many techniques and twenty-five years experience.

This is a great opportunity to board your dog while you go on holiday – whilst getting the added benefit of your dog getting some dedicated, professional training whilst you’re gone.

The phrase “owning a dog” probably doesn’t do justice to how you view your relationship with your best friend. Your dog or puppy is very much part of your family, and many dog owners compare having a dog to being a parent. You would never allow your child to ‘raise itself’, would you? No, you would instil boundaries and respect within a loving, caring and nurturing family home – this is exactly what you need to do with a dog or puppy.

The older a puppy gets, the more entrenched its behaviour will become. If you don’t put the groundwork in early, it can be very difficult to ‘un-do’ any unwanted patterns of behaviour. Teaching a young puppy to stop barking every time a car drives past is easier than trying to prevent an older dog from doing so, when it has grown up believing this to be acceptable.

Nevertheless, just as a puppy can be taught to modify their behaviour through careful choices of rewards and penalties, so can an older dog: it is never too late to start training your dog , though it may take longer to achieve lasting results with an older dog than with a puppy of under six months.

Residential Dog Training Services - Dog Harmony
Residential Dog Training Services - Dog Harmony

“Dogs Do Speak But Only To Those That Listen”

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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