RESIDENTIAL DOG TRAINING FOR DOGS WITH BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES

Does your dog need highly focused development?

Dog Harmony specialises in the training and rehabilitation of dogs with aggression and behavioural issues in the northwest and across the UK. Our training programmes are highly focussed and pinpoint the exact needs of you and your dog.

Your dog is more than just a pet. They are a much-valued member of your family; a true companion and a considerable part of your life. Residential dog training supports your dog to be the very best version of himself, so you can thoroughly enjoy your life together.

  • Does your dog have emotional or behavioural issues, such as dog-to-dog or dog-to-human aggression?
  • Do they suffer compulsive or obsessive behaviour?
  • Are they a consistent barker or chewer?
  • Are you often overwhelmed with the responsibility of training a dog who seems to be ignoring you?
  • Have you taken your dog to training classes with little or no success?
  • Have you ever been kicked out of dog training classes because your dog is too aggressive?
  • Do you avoid taking your dog out for a walk because you can’t control it around other dogs or people?
  • Have your friends and family stopped visiting your house because of your badly behaved dog?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then my residential dog training programme is for you!

Many of my clients have spent a small fortune on other dog trainers who have promised to ‘fix’ the problem but have simply made matters worse. As a professional dog trainer with 30 years of experience working with dogs and studying dog training methods, I use positive reinforcement combined with corrective measures for a fully immersive training experience.

During your dog’s 14-day stay, they will be under the complete care of a fully qualified dog trainer with exacting standards. 
Your dog will spend all of its time with me. We will undertake a daily training regime, socialise with my other canine guests and enjoy long daily walks in the countryside.

At the end of their stay, I will present you with a happier, healthier, more obedient dog who will be a much better fit for your life.

Residential dog training package

At the very start of the programme, you and I will come up with a structured plan together. Our schedule ensures that we can focus on the areas where your dog needs the most attention.

Training will focus on these areas, in short, intense sessions throughout your dog’s stay. Our day will start at 7 am and finish around 9 pm during the summer hours, with an earlier finish during winter hours.

We will work on basic manners, such as jumping up, sitting on furniture and excessive barking. I will also teach any other boundaries that you would like to set.

I specialise in removing all behaviour problems from your dog, including:

  • Persistent chewing and destruction of your possessions
  • Separation anxiety
  • Excessive growling and barking
  • Table begging and stealing food
  • Chasing cars / people / other dogs or smaller animals
  • Running away!
  • Digging holes in your garden
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Nipping and snapping
  • And much more!

By examining what makes your dog tick and adjusting the training appropriately, I can approach obedience training and behaviour modification with clear methods of communication that your dog will understand. As long as these methods are continued in the home environment, your dog’s behaviour problems should disappear.

Find out more about my experience, qualifications and methods.

A residential dog training programme with Dog Harmony is the ideal solution for frustrated pet owners.

What’s included for your dog?

  • Home-boarding, indoors, in a family environment. Your dog is a member of your family, so I will treat them like a member of mine.
  • A residential stay for a period of 14 days.
  • Up to two hours of intensive 1-2-1 training every day.
  • Refining basic obedience: sit, down, stay, recall, etc.
  • Perfecting and preventing bad manners, such as jumping up, excessive barking, chewing and pulling on a lead.
  • Daily walks in the countryside with canine companions.
  • Daily socialisation with other friendly dogs (if appropriate).

What’s included for you?

  • Regular updates and photos
  • Regular calls, videos and WhatsApp messages
  • Direct access via phone, email or WhatsApp as often as you need it
  • A one-day‘ owner training’ handover lesson at the end of the stay
  • I will bring your dog back home to you
  • Full behaviour Consultation in your home to ensure the boundaries are set in place to ensure success
  • Six months ongoing telephone support

Why send your UNRULY dog on a residential dog training course?

The phrase ‘owning a dog’ 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. Much like children, dogs need boundaries to thrive and grow. By setting these boundaries for your dog, you are teaching them what sort of behaviour is acceptable. And, more importantly, what behaviour you will not tolerate.

Sending your dog on a residential dog training course with me will teach them how to behave in your home, and out of it. I tailor my training methods specifically to your dog. You can rest assured that they return to you, they will be happier and healthier, and know exactly what you expect from them.

Dog training is much more than teaching your dog a few basic commands and then doling out a punishment when it doesn’t obey. Antiquated punishment-based methods have no place in today’s society. Dogs will thrive on knowing how to live in a loving, nurturing and respectful family home.

The older a puppy gets, the more entrenched its behaviour will become. If you don’t put the groundwork in early, it can be challenging to undo any unwanted patterns of behaviour.

Investing your money in a residential dog training course is investing in your future with your dog. Rewards on your investment in terms of the love and friendship you and your dog will share for the rest of your lives together, is immeasurable.

No Quibble Money Back Guarantee If Not Totally Satisfied

Get in touch with me now to take the first step to create harmony between you and your dog.

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“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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