Residential Dog Training (Nationwide)

Residential Dog Training (Nationwide)2019-04-15T19:06:40+00:00

In just 14 days, you will see your dog transform – 100%

14 DAY INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL DOG TRAINING PROGRAM PLUS  FULL HANDOVER SESSION

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Gone are the days when it takes many weeks to rehabilitate a dog. With this 14 day intensive program your dog will stay with Peter and his family which includes Peter’s two children and three dogs.

Your dog will be the only dog staying with Peter and will live as a family member, not in a stressful kennel facility with several other dogs. This program gives Peter and the family the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with your dog and provide the training needed to give you back a trained dog.

There is no quick fix when changing behaviors or training obedience, but there is a tool that makes it much easier for the owner and dog to communicate with one another.  Most of our residential dog training clients will receive all the necessary equipment which will allow you to clearly communicate with your dog up close or from a distance with incredible reliability and confidence.

All dogs learn obedience while here but the commands themselves are not where the change comes from.  Its how the commands are used.

Upon completion of this program you will come and pick up your dog and we will walk it anywhere you want. The local nature reserve or Formby beach I will spend as long as it takes to get your comfortable walking your dog in any situation. I will show you and your family how to have a stress-free relationship with your dog. We will walk your dog anywhere you choose and go through all the new boundaries that has been set for your dog and you will have unlimited telephone support throughout the life time of your dog’s life.

For owners who want the absolute best for their dogs, but find themselves pressed for time, my 14 day residential training is your “go to” option. I train bad dogs to become good dogs and teach stressed out owners to be calm and confident dog handlers.

The cost of the 14 day residential training program costs £995.00. Contact me now to start the transformation of your dog.

Your dog will learn recall, basic obedience and dog manners. When I practice a down command for example, I am getting the dog to lay down – I am waiting for the dog to relax.  This connects laying down with becoming calm which is the basis for creating a balanced, well behaved dog.

Once dogs know the rules I take them out into the world to practice their new way of being.  Trips to local nature reserve, parks and shopping centres are part of the process I use to teach the dogs to be calm and relaxed everywhere I go.

When Peter practices a down command for example, he is not only getting the dog to lay down – he is waiting for the dog to relax.  This connects laying down with becoming calm which is the basis for creating a balanced, well behaved dog.

Once dogs know the rules I take them out into the world to practice their new way of being.  Trips to local nature reserve, parks and shopping centres are part of the process I use to teach the dogs to be calm and relaxed everywhere I go.

The process comes to a close with an intensive handover day at the end of the 14 days where we will go to the local usually busy beach or nature reserve dog. Here I teach you everything needed to maintain the results once the dog is back in your hands

My training programme comes with all the training equipment (additional cost) you need to help you and your dog be successful!

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.

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.

Reward good behaviour and never forget to correct unwanted behaviours quickly.

Obedience:

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.

Structured Walk:

Aim to go on daily structured walks. Focus on keeping your dog at your side or slightly behind. Increase the challenge by changing speeds.

Free Walk:

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.

New Behaviours:

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!

REVIEWS

Dog Harmony has been fantastic. After our second session with Peter just a week ago, we have just taken Poppy on a brand-new route and have walked past cats, dogs and people without incident and finally without pulling which has made going on walks a joy again. This was something we could hardly imagine just two weeks ago when Poppy was a princess and leading us all around. Peter took the time and listened to everything we had to say and spent all the time we needed talking through the issues and showing us what to do – his advice was very personal to our specific situation. Peter’s methods worked right from day one and made lots of sense. We still have some practicing to do but we are 100% confident that we will succeed.read more
Maddison Nicholson
Maddison Nicholson
20:53 09 Aug 19
Peters methods are robust and work very well as long as the humans do the work and are consistent. This is the main thing we have taken away i.e. there are no quick fixes and to truly develop a better relationship with your dog you MUST be committed. Luckily, we are. Peter has been great in listening to us and what we want from our dogs and then teaching us how to get there in a clear and concise manner. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. This is not a one visit and done session - Peter has done 2 follow up sessions with us beyond the initial one and is easily reachable via phone or email if you need advice or support. He was willing to continue working with us as long as we needed but after 3 effective sessions, we feel we are on the way to the results we want and have the tools necessary to continue forward on our own. We had two stubborn dachshunds who had territorial aggression issues, pulled on the leash during walks, chased cats and cars as well as other behaviour issues (a lot to deal with!). While not completely gone, all of those issues are significantly better, and our dogs are more relaxed in general. We still have room for improvement, but the change has been great. If owners are willing to do the work and enforce rules consistently, Peters training works like a dream. Thanks again.read more
Karlee Ruiz
Karlee Ruiz
20:17 21 Jul 19
My 1.5 year old Shepherd mix Apollo had his first training session with Peter about two weeks ago and we have already seen such a large difference in behaviour in such a short training period. Apollo is a super energetic pup who often has a mind of his own and tends to not listen, especially when excited. Peter was able to teach us to speak our dog’s own language to better predict his behaviours and pull back his energy to a controllable level. He helped us understand WHY Apollo behaves in a certain way and how to pinpoint areas to effectively fix. After a few hours work with Peter and a continued effort on our part, Apollo no longer rushes guests when they come to the door, and finally understands personal space. We are very excited to continue working with Peter to start some leash training with Apollo next session. We cannot begin to say how thankful we are for him as a trainer, he truly is amazing with our pup.read more
Marcos Lindsey
Marcos Lindsey
07:04 20 Jul 19
Peter is a wonderful training and the effect he has with dogs is mesmerizing. My goal is to one day have that sort of presence. After just our first session, we started to notice a difference with our dog. Just a general calmness and less anxiety. We still have a lot of work to do - both training ourselves to be better leaders and teaching better manners - but with the tools and methods Peter is teaching us, I think we can definitely meet our goals. It has been well worth the cost so far and we look forward to seeing Peter in a couple of week’s time.read more
Brayan Mcgee
Brayan Mcgee
12:47 16 Jul 19
We didn't know what to expect when Peter arrived having never asked a dog trainer for help before. We thought we'd be outside the whole time with the training, but surprisingly no. Peter wasn't here just to train our dog Stan but was here to train my Mum and myself just as much. We talked about a lot of things; our issues with being dominant, major behavioural problems etc and Peter had a solution for every point we raid. This isn't a quick fix overnight and requires dedication and consistency – two things we are willing to push for. Peter gets a 10/10 from us!read more
Kamryn Mosley
Kamryn Mosley
18:03 12 Jul 19
Peter has been fantastic throughout! After our second session with him just a week ago, we have taken Poppy on a new walk and have gone past cats, dogs and people and everything else without incident and importantly without pulling. This was something we could barely imagine just two weeks ago when Poppy was leading our pack and was the definite boss. Peter listened to everything we had to say and spent all the time we needed talking through the issues and showing us what to do. We had a good chat before training even began so we started on a strong foundation. Peter’s methods worked right from day one and made lots of sense and are straight forward to follow. We still have some practicing to do but we are 100% confident that we will succeed. Thanks a lot Peter, we look forward to seeing you soon.read more
susan moore
susan moore
08:09 08 Jul 19
Peter had told us how much improvement we should expect to see in Lucy's behaviour after just one session, but I remained sceptical as I had little to no training real training experience. Peter was incredibly patient and took the time to explain everything beforehand to ensure I didn't have any questions. He really helped me understand WHY Lucy behaved in certain ways and exactly how to target it. I was surprised to see not only how quickly Lucy's behaviour changed during the session, but continued after the session with consistent and effective tasks and homework. I can now take Lucy on walks without her pulling me which is exactly what I needed help with most. Lucy and my back are very thankful Peter!read more
Mark Dudley
Mark Dudley
06:19 03 Jun 19
Peters methods are robust and work very well as long as the humans do the work and are consistent. This is the main thing we have taken away i.e. there are no quick fixes and to truly develop a better relationship with your dog you MUST be committed. Luckily, we are. Peter has been great in listening to us and what we want from our dogs and then teaching us how to get there in a clear and concise manner. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. This is not a one visit and done session - Peter has done 2 follow up sessions with us beyond the initial one and is easily reachable via phone or email if you need advice or support. He was willing to continue working with us as long as we needed but after 3 effective sessions, we feel we are on the way to the results we want and have the tools necessary to continue forward on our own. We had two stubborn dachshunds who had territorial aggression issues, pulled on the leash during walks, chased cats and cars as well as other behaviour issues (a lot to deal with!). While not completely gone, all of those issues are significantly better, and our dogs are more relaxed in general. We still have room for improvement, but the change has been great. If owners are willing to do the work and enforce rules consistently, Peters training works like a dream. Thanks again.read more
Tom Davidson
Tom Davidson
21:03 12 May 19
Could not recommend Peter enough, we had a highly reactive Great Dane on lead & no matter what we tried we just couldn't break the cycle. We were getting to the point where walks were no longer enjoyable & we would avoid dogs as much as possible. After 3 sessions we now have a calmer, happier Great Dane & Peter has given us the tools to continue with her the training.read more
Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
08:55 14 Apr 19
I can't say thank you enough for your patience and sharing your knowledge with me. You have not taught my puppy but have taught me how to teach him at home in my own time and environments. With the goal of agility, I truly believe I have found the right person to teach me everything I need to know and prepare me for what is to come. Our sessions are always fun and enjoyable, so thank you and very much looking forward to our next session.read more
Noah Moran
Noah Moran
21:29 26 Mar 19
My Husband and I were referred to Peter at end of 2018 by our vet who specialised in behavioural issues. Our dog Bruiser was treated for anxiety and a compulsive disorder. He would chase his tail multiple times a day and for long periods at a time. He was commenced on two medications by our veterinary behaviourist prior to our initial consult with Peter. We contacted Peter who worked with us at home and provided training tools to help Bruiser be more relaxed and comfortable at home. We knew it would be hard work and take time, but we are seeing magnificent results and Bruiser loves his training. We rarely see Bruiser spin and are now able to leave him outside for prolonged periods of time without him becoming anxious or chase his tail. Positive reinforcement training with the combination of medications has been hugely beneficial and, although it has been hard work, we are seeing brilliant results. We found Peter extremely professional and dedicated. The training provided has been extremely effective and rewarding. It is a great feeling to see our dog improving every day. She has provided excellent follow up and is regularly in touch to ensure everything is still on track. Peter is always more than happy to answer any questions and provide information and recommendations when necessary. We are truly thankful for the help Peter provided us. We cannot recommend Peter more highly for anyone needing assistance with their dog.read more
Donald Ferrell
Donald Ferrell
18:50 23 Mar 19
We were in big trouble with our beloved rescue dog who was highly leash reactive to people, cats, dogs with bite redirection tendencies. Peter was more than happy to take her case on stating "I am looking forward to meeting this girl, I think working with her will be very interesting!" and it was simply the best answer we could have hoped for. Our dog and Peter got along beautifully straight away and she made amazing progress in such a short time - calmly walking on the lead past all distractions, zero reactivity and a delight overall. Peter helped our dog become so calm, so care-free and gave her back her happiness and beautiful, sweet nature. Not only has he helped us with fully training our dog, but he also extended her board & train booking at extra short notice at our request (twice!) and we will ALWAYS be extremely grateful for this. Peter has been very friendly, professional and easy going throughout our experience with him and the updates we received, the phone conversations were simply delightful knowing our dog is in the best of hands! Words cannot describe our gratitude, I don't think there are enough words powerful enough to thank him for his help. We adore this dog and wanted every single chance she had to be offered to her flawlessly and I have no idea how we bumped into Peter and his amazing service, but one thing we know for sure is that we would have NEVER been able to achieve what he has achieved and with such passion. To know your dog is well cared for, happy and her days are fulfilled with love, training and exercise is beyond amazing. Do use Peter's services and do listen to his advice as it's priceless!read more
Tesa's Rescue
Tesa's Rescue
11:50 17 Mar 19
"I own an 8 year old female beagle. Beagles are high energy, nose driven and stubborn. I had problems with her jumping on me and friends when she greeted at the front door. I had problems with her howling/bellowing at other dogs that walk down the street, people walking or a leaf blowing across the lawn. To walk her, it was a fight to keep her nose up, and to not pull me along. I needed help. After the two sessions with Peter, I went right home and started to work. I have AMAZED myself. The jumping has stopped completely. The howling is MUCH better, and still is a work in progress. Putting the leash on my beagle is a dream now, and I can actually open the front door to take her for a walk without her charging past me.read more
Doreen Collins
Doreen Collins
20:21 16 Mar 19
Best training we ever did for our new puppy. He has been transformed into totally a different puppy whereas he would actually listen to and obey commands. He is still the pup we fell in love with, just with a lot more obedience which is absolutely what we were wishing for. I would recommend this training to anyone, especially for hyper active dogs like our Golden Doddle. We would definitely do it again with our next dog! Thanks a lot Peter.read more
August McCoy
August McCoy
03:03 15 Mar 19
Peter is a top-notch trainer and he saved my sanity when we brought our new dog home. I said from the start that I needed Peter to train me on HOW to train my dog and that’s exactly what he did. I needed to know why my dog behaved the way he did and really understand him. Peter gave me the tools to get Beau to behave and listen. We’ve had him almost two months and he is such a wonderful dog. I was pretty much at my wits end when Peter arrived for our first training session. Beau was constantly looking for attention and acting up when he wasn’t getting what he wanted. Peter was able to give me several simple suggestions to get the situation under control. We had two training sessions following the first to work on basic commands and both went incredibly well. Peter instructed me on when to train Beau and how often as well as giving me suggestions of how to tire Beau out while we are inside. I am so glad that I found Dog Harmony and Peter!read more
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter
21:02 14 Mar 19
Everybody (except us) knows that you don't take two dogs from the same litter. Certainly not two well bred working cocker spaniels. Jumping up, running around madly, barking at nothing, pulling on the lead, not coming back and generally uncontrollable. Two very sweet beautiful specimens however with lot of brains. Following a month with Peter the result is two obedient, much calmer, non pulling, non jumping up dogs who are a complete pleasure to take on a walk. The raw food diet Peter has introduced them to means that their coats are more glossy; it takes them longer to eat as previously they were wolfing down their dry food and then looking for food elsewhere for the rest of the day. They are very intelligent dogs but it seems that Peter has encouraged them to use their brains and so they seem much happier and less frenetic. Peter is an extraordinary man…. Believe me this is a miracle. Thank you so much, Michael and Fiona.read more
Fiona Sunley
Fiona Sunley
19:54 11 Mar 19
I have to say that Peter was brilliant with Gizmo, our 2-year-old French bulldog. He was very helpful with training tips for myself and my husband Ben which we use to continue the training. Peter came to our home after a brief phone call and within the first 90-minute session we saw a remarkable difference in Gizmo which we have continued to improve upon every single day since Peters visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Dog Harmony to anyone having problems with their dogs.read more
Amber Lamothe
Amber Lamothe
21:53 25 Feb 19
Peter’s initial training produced a marked improvement and I look forward to continuing to build on this with Peter to have a better relationship with Floyd, and indeed the retention of my confidence. I would recommend this training to anyone experiencing issues with their puppy or dog. Whole family was fully commitment to the recommended actions which are essential for the best outcome. Dog training is no quick fix so we are aware of the continued work we will all have to put in and we are more invigorated than ever after Peters lessons! Peter is the ideal trainer – he is experienced, clear and friendly. Highly recommended!read more
Donald Bell
Donald Bell
21:24 25 Feb 19
After fighting for months to get my 2 year old Bulldog To go for a walk without grabbing the lead and locking on he was so stubborn and not let go we gave up and stopped taking him out After a phone call to Peter he said we should get him walking on the lead within 2 visits which my husband and I thought no chance. It took quite a while on the first visit as I don’t think Stanley liked Peter as he wasn’t getting his own way but eventually we did get him walking on the lead. Every night after that he went for a walk and was getting easier every time. When Peter came back he walked with us and 2 cats ran in front of Stanley and he never showed any interest. We continue to walk Stanley everyday which has now become a pleasure it is like having a completely different dog. Thanks Peter for all your tips and I now feel I am top dog and not Stanley, never thought this would happen.read more
Jeanette Taylor
Jeanette Taylor
19:08 24 Feb 19
We took our family dog, an 8-month-old border collie who had developed a bad habit of dashing around to chase cars and could be borderline aggressive, to see Peter at Dog Harmony. We had a brilliant session with Derek, learning as much as our collie. His advice was invaluable and 2 months on she’s now a different dog. We I now thoroughly enjoy walking my border collie. Thank you, Peter.read more
Aaron Thorton
Aaron Thorton
20:13 10 Feb 19
I’ve worked with numerous dog trainers in my time as I tend to adopt rescue/abandoned dogs. Many of my past companions have come from situations of stress or maltreatment and as such are never confident, happy or obedient. Peter is the best trainer I have worked with hands down. Despite my love of dogs I myself am not a trainer and as well as addressing my dogs bad behaviours (reactivity, leash tugging, object defence etc) Peter also spent a great deal of time teaching me a lot about my role as an owner and how little changes to tone and body language can have huge effects on a dogs behaviour. If you have any obedience issues at all with your dog, give Peter a call.read more
melissa kim
melissa kim
09:22 06 Jan 19
My sister was to come pick up my dog last week to take care of it because I was kind of fed up with so many uncharacteristic behaviors, but a friend recommended I try out Dog Harmony. Its the best decision I took this month, they were able to work on my dog and changed some of the behaviour it picked up recently.read more
Pense Eric
Pense Eric
18:48 19 Nov 18
I was contemplating selling my Caucasian shepherd recently because of the strange behaviors it picked up about a few weeks ago, but had to reevaluate my decision when I saw Dog Harmony via Google Search. I was able to get them across and they helped solve the unusual behavior from Pete. I'm really thankful for all the care they showed Pete, he's now back to his old ways, and everything is now fine, unlike before.read more
Emmanuel vault
Emmanuel vault
18:44 19 Nov 18
Recently, my dog started pulling up some unusual behavior and I needed a quick fix to keep its behavior in order. Had to phone in Dog Harmony to come check my dog out and thankfully, they arrived on time. Turns out that I wasn't communicating with my dog appropriately and they helped me get it right.read more
Earnest Greg
Earnest Greg
22:35 18 Nov 18
These guys are amazing. Peter was awesome to work with! He was professional and knew exactly how to deal with my dog's behavioral issues. I would recommend him and Dog Harmony to anyone looking for a trainer. Peter is an amazing trainer. He worked with us and our 12 week old lab-not an easy task. He listened to our needs, worked on exactly what we asked and made us better dog owners and our puppy a better puppy! He covered all the basic training as promised on the website and took it beyond that. We will be starting e-collar training soon with Peter and can't wait to take our puppy training to the next level. We could not imagine doing this training with anyone other than Peter and Dog Harmony. I recommend them to everyone who has dog/puppy training needs.read more
Chris Chase
Chris Chase
21:36 15 Nov 18
I was at a loss. I felt like I had done everything right. I'd read books, followed youtube videos, and spent hundreds of dollars working on basic obedience. But Truman was only getting worse. He had turned from a confident puppy to an aggressive adolescent. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to keep him.Then I found DOG HARMONY Dog Training and everything changed. After one session with Peter I began to see improvements. By the end of my five sessions Truman was a different dog. New friends coming over? No problem. Truman is happy to see them! Hanging out in the front yard when the mailman comes? Truman couldn't care less.read more
betty hall
betty hall
21:08 15 Nov 18
I have been living in Liverpool for the past five years and have just moved back to the states. I wanted to take my dog back but he was a very nervous dog. I contacted dog harmony and peter came out and explained in very clear language what we needed to do to make my dog more confident Within ten days and following all the training Peter gave me I became a much calmer person and the calmness in my dog was awesome. My dog arrived back in the states totally cool and calm. Thanks to peter I have a much calmer relationship with my dog.read more
Melissa Peterson
Melissa Peterson
14:58 11 Nov 18
Peter was such a joy to work with! My dog is a 10 month old rescue and I knew when I adopted him that He needed training. Enlisting the services of Peter at Dog Harmony Dog Training was such a great choice. Thanksread more
maureen lewis
maureen lewis
18:59 05 Nov 18
We contacted Peter after being unsuccessful with another dog trainer. The issue we have is with a very bouncy 8 month old dog who after persevering with basic training persists in prolonged very loud barking and lunging at other dogs when on the lead.Trying to deal with this issue only using treats, as previously advised, was insufficient to take her focus away from the other dog. When she gets to the other dog there was no aggression just over excitement to meet the dog, however owners and dogs were obviously concerned with this unacceptable behaviour and so were we. Peter spent 2 sessions with us. He came to our home and on the first session initially went through some basics of gaining control and setting boundaries around the home sharing his knowledge and experience. We then spent time in our garden with his dogs getting our dog used to being close to other dogs remaining under control. We thought this was excellent and most effective. We worked on the lead and used the equipment brought for us to try out by Peter. We were very impressed to see an improvement in her behaviour straight away. Then by following Peter's suggested plan we found a marked improvement in her calmness and general behaviour. The second session, a few days later, was in a busy country park with lots of dogs and people. Peter ensured the equipment was being used correctly initially working with his dogs under his guidance. The rest of the session was spent walking with our dog along with his, both on and off the lead, ensuring our dog's behaviour was under control. We have followed Peter's suggestions over the last few days since the training. Its early days but we now feel we have the knowledge and tools to control and train our dog more effectively and are consistently seeing small improvements every dayread more
Fran Frost
Fran Frost
16:03 04 Nov 18
The sign of a great dog trainer? One that knows how to train the dog owner as well as the dog. Peter Hargreaves of Dog Harmony understands that the success of a dog's training is contingent upon its human being willing to put in the hard work to support and continually reinforce the skills taught during training. Once trained, Peter does not disappear. You are well-equppied with an after-care plan and all the tools necessary for continuted success.read more
Spar tan
Spar tan
09:30 03 Nov 18
Let me tell you, Dog Harmonyis probably one of the best decisions my family and I have made for our dog! When we first got him he was extremely hard to control and did not get along with our two other dogs but now, he is an angel! I could instantly notice the impact they made on our dog. Very well behaved and extremely great listener! Couldn’t have asked him to do a better job! Thank you Peter SO MUCH!read more
Joe Gilbert
Joe Gilbert
02:19 31 Oct 18
Our nearly 1 year old is a high energy active boy and needs lots of attention to keep him from becoming destructive. I was given Dog Harmony details from a friend at a point when i was close to breaking, as much as i love our boy Murphy i couldn't cope anymore with coming home to a wrecked house whethis id been gone for an hour or at work all day, i thought we were going to have to give him up. This broke my heart. I felt like i was doing everything wrong and making him unhappy, i felt hopeless. Peter came and assessed Murphy and gave me that hope back, she made me feel like i was good enough for this fur baby and that we could make it work. We decided the best way forward was training with Peter Hargreaves. Murphy has gone from destroying everything in sight when left for half an hour to been able to last 4/5 hours alone without touching a thing, he is more independent and well behaved in his own company than i thought would ever be possible. He comes home shattered after a training. He couldn't be happier to spend most of his training with Peter. I am so grateful to Peter for taking on our love bud when you are already so busy. You have changed our lives for the better. Thank you so much for loving and caring for our Murphyread more
Mellisa Harper
Mellisa Harper
19:20 21 Oct 18
OMG!!! Peter has been round today to show us how to go on with our Labrador dog as he is driving us crazy. Almost to the point that we want him gone!! With 2 hours Peter by staying calm and teaching me to stay calm has helped Murphy with his unfriendly behaviour to other dogs and his pulling on lead. I cant believe how within 2 hours he had my dog doing as he was told. Peter even had him walking off the lead which we have never dared do before. Got lots of tips and learning to do now so he can be good for us. Well impressed. Thank you Peter.read more
Andrea Bradley
Andrea Bradley
12:09 18 Oct 18
Peter came out to see, me my husband, and our two German shepherds, within minutes we were put at our ease, a trainer that speaks our language lol, my dog is reactive towards others, well off we went for a walk, Peter explained everything he could see, corrected it, and well wow, she behaved, I felt confident, great first meeting, starting lessons tomorrow can't wait, we would recommend Peter every day of the week, and trust me I've carted my girl to every sort of training there is to try and resolve her very stressful and anxious behaviours. Now I am able to walk her in my time rather than selecting times that I was aware were no other dogs. Next Summer both dogs are now able to come to France with us on the family holidayread more
wendy kim
wendy kim
07:44 15 Oct 18
I have a beautiful golden retriever but I am unable to walk him anymore He pulls on the lead he drags me to other dogs and though me means no harm the noise etc from his barking is scari have had to consider rejoining him but my friend told me to contact peter at dog harmony It was the best thing I ever did Within fourteen days my dog is so well behaved. I can take him anywhere now to meet all his little doggy friends and he is just a pleasure to own Peter I cannot thank you enough you have saved my dog and should anyone want to talk to me about the training program he implemented for me and my dog jus pass them my nameread more
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
12:17 09 Oct 18
Even though I grew up always having a dog, I knew I was going to need some help once I got a puppy of my own. Dog Harmony was the perfect choice. Our trainer, Peter, is fantastic! He is fun, friendly, and so effective. But I think my favorite thing about him is how much He loved my girl, Louise. I will definitely be using Dog Harmony to continue training as my pup gets older. They are the best!read more
judith owen
judith owen
09:26 08 Oct 18
Hamish our 8 year old Labrador X developed issues towards other dogs over a 2-3 year period. He would lunge, growl, bark and generally react very badly, to the point that I stopped taking him out as I had lost my confidence with him. 4 hours with Peter and what a transformation! I never thought it was possible, but I can now walk Hamish on his lead through a crowded high street, across a busy beach or, as we did recently, around a large dog show and he was so well behaved. We both enjoy our walks now and go out of our way to find places that are busy with other dogs to continue our training. Massive thanks to Peter for providing me with the techniques and confidence to work with Hamish and for the ongoing support she provides.read more
Mel Jones
Mel Jones
09:19 01 Oct 18
When we arrived home from the training session with Peter Bliss came through the door and it was 3 hours later when she moved for the first time! As you predicted, she was shattered! Previous training we have undertaken – whether with Bliss or our previous dogs – by comparison with your course has addressed only part of the dog’s needs. We came away shattered too, but also delighted with what you have helped us achieve. The standard of training we expected to be high, but it exceeded our expectations. With dogs (and perhaps more relevantly – people) at different standards with different needs you somehow dealt with my husband and I in a great and relaxed manners and the talks were great.read more
Sheila Cook
Sheila Cook
02:07 29 Sep 18
Peter was absolutely incredible not just with our puppy but with our older dog too. He is so understanding and great with the dogs. Rosie our 4 month old puppy was so quick to listen and learn all of the lessons Peter taught him and me. So grateful for the time and effort He put in and wouldn’t want anothim trainer! We will be doing more training once the pup gets a little older and so happy we were able to get connected to such a great trainer right off the bat. Thank you, Peter!read more
karen king
karen king
21:45 24 Sep 18
Our dog Brody is the best dog ever, and a huge part of that is because of our work with DogHarmony! The walk rehab and one-on-one sessions have turned our dog into pure magic. Peter not only gives great tools for all situations, but truly loves your dog in the process and gives you great tools as an owner to see where you're transferring your own anxiety and fear to your pup. Contact Peter today for an amazing transformation - for you and your dog.read more
Macy Brown
Macy Brown
11:23 05 Sep 18
Can't recommend Peter highly enough. He took the time to explain why we were continuing to have problems with our dog - who has been nervous and reactive since we got her, despite using several other trainers - and showed us what to do. After just a couple of sessions we took her on holiday for a week - and had no problems whatsoever - walking past other dogs on crowded streets, off lead on the beach and sitting in pub gardens - all things we would have dreaded before. Many thanks Peter - your support and advice has been invaluable.read more
Kate
Kate
07:03 28 Aug 18
When my fiance and I got our Boxer puppy, we knew professional training was going to be a must. We found Peter through good mutual friends who RAVED about Peter and the work he did with them and their two beagles. From our first session on with Peter, we could see constant improvements with our puppy. Peter would take time to make sure we were doing all of the techniques properly, even if our patience grew thin, he remained calm and willing to walk us through it, from crate training to walking on a leash. He not only explained to us what to do, but also why. Why our dog interperpates things humans do the way he does and how we can better communicate with him. Our now not so puppy boxer continues to excel in his training using the tips and tricks Peter taught us. I think the training is the best investment we made in both our relationship with our dog and most importantly in his health and well being.read more
Irene Richardson
Irene Richardson
22:57 27 Aug 18
When my partner, Keith and I decided we were going to get a Rottweiler puppy we were both rather anxious. Unlike me, Keith had never owned a dog before and was concerned about making sure the puppy was trained correctly. My concerns were because we had just finished a two-year renovation of our home, and I didn’t relish the thought of a puppy wrecking it! As it turns out neither of us had anything to worry about. Peter has been absolutely amazing and I am so happy that we contacted him. After a brief conversation with him, we decided to go for the ‘puppy training package’. In two-hour session prior to the puppy’s arrival Peter talked through everything we needed to know about getting the puppy home and our first few days together so that Keith and I felt confident and well prepared for the task ahead. Bobbie’s arrival (including the six hour journey home after picking her up) was completely stress free and by following the advice we had been given we were both amazed at the speed at which she became comfortable with her new family and home. Over the following weeks Peter has worked with us and given us the knowledge and ability so that Bobbie is growing up to be a well behaved, confident and loving puppy. If we ever needed advice we knew we could always call him and the support he gives has made this experience amazing. I would recommend to anyone who is getting a puppy (even if you have owned dogs before) that if they want to give their new arrival the best start they possibly can, then they should arrange to see Peter. Keith, Bobbie and I cannot thank him enough and we will forever be grateful.read more
Jeremy Felton
Jeremy Felton
00:12 03 Aug 18
I have a large collie that was reacting all the time against other dogs and I have no idea why. I have spent hours on the internet but was just getting more confused. I got a dog trainer in but all he did was yank my dog quite sharply on its lead. I thought it was heavy handed but seem to work. I walked with the trainer and the dog was well behaved. However as soon as I started working with my dog all it did was react against other dogs. I contacted the trainer and the response was he has done his job and that was the end of that. After a month I contacted Peter Hargreaves and it was explained to me that the problem was my fault as I was nervous around my dog. Peter supplied proper equipment and with 2 hours my dog was walking and not reacting against other dogs. Soon after I let my dog off its lead in the local park and it came back. I am delighted my dog is now well behaved, I have the tools to walk my dog with confidence and the whole relationship is much better. I would recommend Peter Hargreaves to anyoneread more
Rob Linton
Rob Linton
16:36 30 Jun 18
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!read more
Kathleen Katty
Kathleen Katty
20:53 06 Jun 18
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 dogread more
Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald
19:59 01 Jun 18
I would like to say a big thank you to Peter. Benji is a rescue puppy from Bulgaria. My sister in law took him on as a family dog but unfortunately he turned out to be a very nervous dog and completely shut down. She asked me to take him as I had experience with dogs. Benji would not move from the settee, wouldn't go out in the garden, i use to have to carry him. Wouldn't eat until during the night when no one was around. He was frightened of anything and everything. Wouldn't let anyone stroke him or even play with other dogs. I contacted Peter. He came to see us both. Within the first three hours he was here he turned Benji around. Had him walking in the garden, walking down the road on his lead. What a difference. He slowly started to play with other dogs when we went out and actually walking, not me carrying him! He then came back a few weeks later as Benji still wouldn't let people near him and again within a couple of hour's Rick was stroking him and walking him down the road. Benji has so much more confidence now. Still some way to go though. Peter is amazing. Such a caring person. There at the end of the phone. He's not only helped Benji but helped me also how to understand Benji's mind and what he is going through. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their little one. Thank you so much.read more
Jane Killowen
Jane Killowen
18:12 31 Mar 18
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14 DAY INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL DOG TRAINING PROGRAM AND Half day HANDOVER SESSION

Gone are the days when it takes many weeks to rehabilitate a dog. With this 14 day intensive program your dog will stay with Peter and his family which includes Peter’s two children and three dogs. Your dog will be the only dog staying with Peter and will live as a family member, not in a stressful kennel facility with several other dogs. This program gives Peter and the family the opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with your dog and provide the training needed to give you back a trained dog. Upon completion of this program you will come and pick up your dog and we will walk it anywhere you want. The local nature reserve or Formby beach I will spend as long as it takes to get your comfortable walking your dog in any situation. I will show you and your family how to have a stress-free relationship with your dog. We will walk your dog and go through all the new boundaries that has been set for your dog and you will have unlimited telephone support throughout the life time of your dog’s life. 

For owners who want the absolute best for their dogs, but find themselves pressed for time, my 14 days residential training is your “go to” option. I train bad dogs to become good dogs and teach stressed out owners to be calm and confident dog handlers

The cost of this program is £995 and this excludes all necessary training tools.

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HOW DOES THE PROGRAM CREATE SUCH AMAZING CHANGE?

The secret to how I help dogs become happy, balanced & well behaved is quite simple and starts with the daily enrichment I provide combined with discipline (rules, boundaries, limits) and then lots of affection...in that order.

I never allow for aggression or over excitement and I don't nurture fears or insecurities.  I are constantly stimulating the dog's mind and body, and I consistently enforce rules & boundaries.  When you combine that with 2-3 different training sessions per day its easy to see why the change can be so incredible.

There is no quick fix when changing behaviors or training obedience, but there is a tool that makes it much easier for the owner and dog to communicate with one another.  Most of our residential dog training clients will receive all the necessary equipment which will allow you to clearly communicate with your dog up close or from a distance with incredible reliability and confidence.

All dogs learn obedience while here but the commands themselves are not where the change comes from.  Its how the commands are used.  When Peter practices a down command for example, he is not only getting the dog to lay down - he is waiting for the dog to relax.  This connects laying down with becoming calm which is the basis for creating a balanced, well behaved dog.

Once dogs know the rules I take them out into the world to practice their new way of being.  Trips to local nature reserve, parks and shopping centres are part of the process I use to teach the dogs to be calm and relaxed everywhere I go.

The process comes to a close with an intensive handover day at your home when I return your dog. Here I teach you everything needed to maintain the results once the dog is back

My training program comes with all the training equipment you need to help you and your dog be successful!

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

Dog Harmony has been fantastic. After our second session with Peter just a week ago, we have just taken Poppy on a brand-new route and have walked past cats, dogs and people without incident and finally without pulling which has made going on walks a joy again. This was something we could hardly imagine just two weeks ago when Poppy was a princess and leading us all around. Peter took the time and listened to everything we had to say and spent all the time we needed talking through the issues and showing us what to do – his advice was very personal to our specific situation. Peter’s methods worked right from day one and made lots of sense. We still have some practicing to do but we are 100% confident that we will succeed.read more
Maddison Nicholson
Maddison Nicholson
20:53 09 Aug 19
Peters methods are robust and work very well as long as the humans do the work and are consistent. This is the main thing we have taken away i.e. there are no quick fixes and to truly develop a better relationship with your dog you MUST be committed. Luckily, we are. Peter has been great in listening to us and what we want from our dogs and then teaching us how to get there in a clear and concise manner. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. This is not a one visit and done session - Peter has done 2 follow up sessions with us beyond the initial one and is easily reachable via phone or email if you need advice or support. He was willing to continue working with us as long as we needed but after 3 effective sessions, we feel we are on the way to the results we want and have the tools necessary to continue forward on our own. We had two stubborn dachshunds who had territorial aggression issues, pulled on the leash during walks, chased cats and cars as well as other behaviour issues (a lot to deal with!). While not completely gone, all of those issues are significantly better, and our dogs are more relaxed in general. We still have room for improvement, but the change has been great. If owners are willing to do the work and enforce rules consistently, Peters training works like a dream. Thanks again.read more
Karlee Ruiz
Karlee Ruiz
20:17 21 Jul 19
My 1.5 year old Shepherd mix Apollo had his first training session with Peter about two weeks ago and we have already seen such a large difference in behaviour in such a short training period. Apollo is a super energetic pup who often has a mind of his own and tends to not listen, especially when excited. Peter was able to teach us to speak our dog’s own language to better predict his behaviours and pull back his energy to a controllable level. He helped us understand WHY Apollo behaves in a certain way and how to pinpoint areas to effectively fix. After a few hours work with Peter and a continued effort on our part, Apollo no longer rushes guests when they come to the door, and finally understands personal space. We are very excited to continue working with Peter to start some leash training with Apollo next session. We cannot begin to say how thankful we are for him as a trainer, he truly is amazing with our pup.read more
Marcos Lindsey
Marcos Lindsey
07:04 20 Jul 19
Peter is a wonderful training and the effect he has with dogs is mesmerizing. My goal is to one day have that sort of presence. After just our first session, we started to notice a difference with our dog. Just a general calmness and less anxiety. We still have a lot of work to do - both training ourselves to be better leaders and teaching better manners - but with the tools and methods Peter is teaching us, I think we can definitely meet our goals. It has been well worth the cost so far and we look forward to seeing Peter in a couple of week’s time.read more
Brayan Mcgee
Brayan Mcgee
12:47 16 Jul 19
We didn't know what to expect when Peter arrived having never asked a dog trainer for help before. We thought we'd be outside the whole time with the training, but surprisingly no. Peter wasn't here just to train our dog Stan but was here to train my Mum and myself just as much. We talked about a lot of things; our issues with being dominant, major behavioural problems etc and Peter had a solution for every point we raid. This isn't a quick fix overnight and requires dedication and consistency – two things we are willing to push for. Peter gets a 10/10 from us!read more
Kamryn Mosley
Kamryn Mosley
18:03 12 Jul 19
Peter has been fantastic throughout! After our second session with him just a week ago, we have taken Poppy on a new walk and have gone past cats, dogs and people and everything else without incident and importantly without pulling. This was something we could barely imagine just two weeks ago when Poppy was leading our pack and was the definite boss. Peter listened to everything we had to say and spent all the time we needed talking through the issues and showing us what to do. We had a good chat before training even began so we started on a strong foundation. Peter’s methods worked right from day one and made lots of sense and are straight forward to follow. We still have some practicing to do but we are 100% confident that we will succeed. Thanks a lot Peter, we look forward to seeing you soon.read more
susan moore
susan moore
08:09 08 Jul 19
Peter had told us how much improvement we should expect to see in Lucy's behaviour after just one session, but I remained sceptical as I had little to no training real training experience. Peter was incredibly patient and took the time to explain everything beforehand to ensure I didn't have any questions. He really helped me understand WHY Lucy behaved in certain ways and exactly how to target it. I was surprised to see not only how quickly Lucy's behaviour changed during the session, but continued after the session with consistent and effective tasks and homework. I can now take Lucy on walks without her pulling me which is exactly what I needed help with most. Lucy and my back are very thankful Peter!read more
Mark Dudley
Mark Dudley
06:19 03 Jun 19
Peters methods are robust and work very well as long as the humans do the work and are consistent. This is the main thing we have taken away i.e. there are no quick fixes and to truly develop a better relationship with your dog you MUST be committed. Luckily, we are. Peter has been great in listening to us and what we want from our dogs and then teaching us how to get there in a clear and concise manner. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. This is not a one visit and done session - Peter has done 2 follow up sessions with us beyond the initial one and is easily reachable via phone or email if you need advice or support. He was willing to continue working with us as long as we needed but after 3 effective sessions, we feel we are on the way to the results we want and have the tools necessary to continue forward on our own. We had two stubborn dachshunds who had territorial aggression issues, pulled on the leash during walks, chased cats and cars as well as other behaviour issues (a lot to deal with!). While not completely gone, all of those issues are significantly better, and our dogs are more relaxed in general. We still have room for improvement, but the change has been great. If owners are willing to do the work and enforce rules consistently, Peters training works like a dream. Thanks again.read more
Tom Davidson
Tom Davidson
21:03 12 May 19
Could not recommend Peter enough, we had a highly reactive Great Dane on lead & no matter what we tried we just couldn't break the cycle. We were getting to the point where walks were no longer enjoyable & we would avoid dogs as much as possible. After 3 sessions we now have a calmer, happier Great Dane & Peter has given us the tools to continue with her the training.read more
Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
08:55 14 Apr 19
I can't say thank you enough for your patience and sharing your knowledge with me. You have not taught my puppy but have taught me how to teach him at home in my own time and environments. With the goal of agility, I truly believe I have found the right person to teach me everything I need to know and prepare me for what is to come. Our sessions are always fun and enjoyable, so thank you and very much looking forward to our next session.read more
Noah Moran
Noah Moran
21:29 26 Mar 19
My Husband and I were referred to Peter at end of 2018 by our vet who specialised in behavioural issues. Our dog Bruiser was treated for anxiety and a compulsive disorder. He would chase his tail multiple times a day and for long periods at a time. He was commenced on two medications by our veterinary behaviourist prior to our initial consult with Peter. We contacted Peter who worked with us at home and provided training tools to help Bruiser be more relaxed and comfortable at home. We knew it would be hard work and take time, but we are seeing magnificent results and Bruiser loves his training. We rarely see Bruiser spin and are now able to leave him outside for prolonged periods of time without him becoming anxious or chase his tail. Positive reinforcement training with the combination of medications has been hugely beneficial and, although it has been hard work, we are seeing brilliant results. We found Peter extremely professional and dedicated. The training provided has been extremely effective and rewarding. It is a great feeling to see our dog improving every day. She has provided excellent follow up and is regularly in touch to ensure everything is still on track. Peter is always more than happy to answer any questions and provide information and recommendations when necessary. We are truly thankful for the help Peter provided us. We cannot recommend Peter more highly for anyone needing assistance with their dog.read more
Donald Ferrell
Donald Ferrell
18:50 23 Mar 19
We were in big trouble with our beloved rescue dog who was highly leash reactive to people, cats, dogs with bite redirection tendencies. Peter was more than happy to take her case on stating "I am looking forward to meeting this girl, I think working with her will be very interesting!" and it was simply the best answer we could have hoped for. Our dog and Peter got along beautifully straight away and she made amazing progress in such a short time - calmly walking on the lead past all distractions, zero reactivity and a delight overall. Peter helped our dog become so calm, so care-free and gave her back her happiness and beautiful, sweet nature. Not only has he helped us with fully training our dog, but he also extended her board & train booking at extra short notice at our request (twice!) and we will ALWAYS be extremely grateful for this. Peter has been very friendly, professional and easy going throughout our experience with him and the updates we received, the phone conversations were simply delightful knowing our dog is in the best of hands! Words cannot describe our gratitude, I don't think there are enough words powerful enough to thank him for his help. We adore this dog and wanted every single chance she had to be offered to her flawlessly and I have no idea how we bumped into Peter and his amazing service, but one thing we know for sure is that we would have NEVER been able to achieve what he has achieved and with such passion. To know your dog is well cared for, happy and her days are fulfilled with love, training and exercise is beyond amazing. Do use Peter's services and do listen to his advice as it's priceless!read more
Tesa's Rescue
Tesa's Rescue
11:50 17 Mar 19
"I own an 8 year old female beagle. Beagles are high energy, nose driven and stubborn. I had problems with her jumping on me and friends when she greeted at the front door. I had problems with her howling/bellowing at other dogs that walk down the street, people walking or a leaf blowing across the lawn. To walk her, it was a fight to keep her nose up, and to not pull me along. I needed help. After the two sessions with Peter, I went right home and started to work. I have AMAZED myself. The jumping has stopped completely. The howling is MUCH better, and still is a work in progress. Putting the leash on my beagle is a dream now, and I can actually open the front door to take her for a walk without her charging past me.read more
Doreen Collins
Doreen Collins
20:21 16 Mar 19
Best training we ever did for our new puppy. He has been transformed into totally a different puppy whereas he would actually listen to and obey commands. He is still the pup we fell in love with, just with a lot more obedience which is absolutely what we were wishing for. I would recommend this training to anyone, especially for hyper active dogs like our Golden Doddle. We would definitely do it again with our next dog! Thanks a lot Peter.read more
August McCoy
August McCoy
03:03 15 Mar 19
Peter is a top-notch trainer and he saved my sanity when we brought our new dog home. I said from the start that I needed Peter to train me on HOW to train my dog and that’s exactly what he did. I needed to know why my dog behaved the way he did and really understand him. Peter gave me the tools to get Beau to behave and listen. We’ve had him almost two months and he is such a wonderful dog. I was pretty much at my wits end when Peter arrived for our first training session. Beau was constantly looking for attention and acting up when he wasn’t getting what he wanted. Peter was able to give me several simple suggestions to get the situation under control. We had two training sessions following the first to work on basic commands and both went incredibly well. Peter instructed me on when to train Beau and how often as well as giving me suggestions of how to tire Beau out while we are inside. I am so glad that I found Dog Harmony and Peter!read more
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter
21:02 14 Mar 19
Everybody (except us) knows that you don't take two dogs from the same litter. Certainly not two well bred working cocker spaniels. Jumping up, running around madly, barking at nothing, pulling on the lead, not coming back and generally uncontrollable. Two very sweet beautiful specimens however with lot of brains. Following a month with Peter the result is two obedient, much calmer, non pulling, non jumping up dogs who are a complete pleasure to take on a walk. The raw food diet Peter has introduced them to means that their coats are more glossy; it takes them longer to eat as previously they were wolfing down their dry food and then looking for food elsewhere for the rest of the day. They are very intelligent dogs but it seems that Peter has encouraged them to use their brains and so they seem much happier and less frenetic. Peter is an extraordinary man…. Believe me this is a miracle. Thank you so much, Michael and Fiona.read more
Fiona Sunley
Fiona Sunley
19:54 11 Mar 19
I have to say that Peter was brilliant with Gizmo, our 2-year-old French bulldog. He was very helpful with training tips for myself and my husband Ben which we use to continue the training. Peter came to our home after a brief phone call and within the first 90-minute session we saw a remarkable difference in Gizmo which we have continued to improve upon every single day since Peters visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and Dog Harmony to anyone having problems with their dogs.read more
Amber Lamothe
Amber Lamothe
21:53 25 Feb 19
Peter’s initial training produced a marked improvement and I look forward to continuing to build on this with Peter to have a better relationship with Floyd, and indeed the retention of my confidence. I would recommend this training to anyone experiencing issues with their puppy or dog. Whole family was fully commitment to the recommended actions which are essential for the best outcome. Dog training is no quick fix so we are aware of the continued work we will all have to put in and we are more invigorated than ever after Peters lessons! Peter is the ideal trainer – he is experienced, clear and friendly. Highly recommended!read more
Donald Bell
Donald Bell
21:24 25 Feb 19
After fighting for months to get my 2 year old Bulldog To go for a walk without grabbing the lead and locking on he was so stubborn and not let go we gave up and stopped taking him out After a phone call to Peter he said we should get him walking on the lead within 2 visits which my husband and I thought no chance. It took quite a while on the first visit as I don’t think Stanley liked Peter as he wasn’t getting his own way but eventually we did get him walking on the lead. Every night after that he went for a walk and was getting easier every time. When Peter came back he walked with us and 2 cats ran in front of Stanley and he never showed any interest. We continue to walk Stanley everyday which has now become a pleasure it is like having a completely different dog. Thanks Peter for all your tips and I now feel I am top dog and not Stanley, never thought this would happen.read more
Jeanette Taylor
Jeanette Taylor
19:08 24 Feb 19
We took our family dog, an 8-month-old border collie who had developed a bad habit of dashing around to chase cars and could be borderline aggressive, to see Peter at Dog Harmony. We had a brilliant session with Derek, learning as much as our collie. His advice was invaluable and 2 months on she’s now a different dog. We I now thoroughly enjoy walking my border collie. Thank you, Peter.read more
Aaron Thorton
Aaron Thorton
20:13 10 Feb 19
I’ve worked with numerous dog trainers in my time as I tend to adopt rescue/abandoned dogs. Many of my past companions have come from situations of stress or maltreatment and as such are never confident, happy or obedient. Peter is the best trainer I have worked with hands down. Despite my love of dogs I myself am not a trainer and as well as addressing my dogs bad behaviours (reactivity, leash tugging, object defence etc) Peter also spent a great deal of time teaching me a lot about my role as an owner and how little changes to tone and body language can have huge effects on a dogs behaviour. If you have any obedience issues at all with your dog, give Peter a call.read more
melissa kim
melissa kim
09:22 06 Jan 19
My sister was to come pick up my dog last week to take care of it because I was kind of fed up with so many uncharacteristic behaviors, but a friend recommended I try out Dog Harmony. Its the best decision I took this month, they were able to work on my dog and changed some of the behaviour it picked up recently.read more
Pense Eric
Pense Eric
18:48 19 Nov 18
I was contemplating selling my Caucasian shepherd recently because of the strange behaviors it picked up about a few weeks ago, but had to reevaluate my decision when I saw Dog Harmony via Google Search. I was able to get them across and they helped solve the unusual behavior from Pete. I'm really thankful for all the care they showed Pete, he's now back to his old ways, and everything is now fine, unlike before.read more
Emmanuel vault
Emmanuel vault
18:44 19 Nov 18
Recently, my dog started pulling up some unusual behavior and I needed a quick fix to keep its behavior in order. Had to phone in Dog Harmony to come check my dog out and thankfully, they arrived on time. Turns out that I wasn't communicating with my dog appropriately and they helped me get it right.read more
Earnest Greg
Earnest Greg
22:35 18 Nov 18
These guys are amazing. Peter was awesome to work with! He was professional and knew exactly how to deal with my dog's behavioral issues. I would recommend him and Dog Harmony to anyone looking for a trainer. Peter is an amazing trainer. He worked with us and our 12 week old lab-not an easy task. He listened to our needs, worked on exactly what we asked and made us better dog owners and our puppy a better puppy! He covered all the basic training as promised on the website and took it beyond that. We will be starting e-collar training soon with Peter and can't wait to take our puppy training to the next level. We could not imagine doing this training with anyone other than Peter and Dog Harmony. I recommend them to everyone who has dog/puppy training needs.read more
Chris Chase
Chris Chase
21:36 15 Nov 18
I was at a loss. I felt like I had done everything right. I'd read books, followed youtube videos, and spent hundreds of dollars working on basic obedience. But Truman was only getting worse. He had turned from a confident puppy to an aggressive adolescent. I was worried I wasn't going to be able to keep him.Then I found DOG HARMONY Dog Training and everything changed. After one session with Peter I began to see improvements. By the end of my five sessions Truman was a different dog. New friends coming over? No problem. Truman is happy to see them! Hanging out in the front yard when the mailman comes? Truman couldn't care less.read more
betty hall
betty hall
21:08 15 Nov 18
I have been living in Liverpool for the past five years and have just moved back to the states. I wanted to take my dog back but he was a very nervous dog. I contacted dog harmony and peter came out and explained in very clear language what we needed to do to make my dog more confident Within ten days and following all the training Peter gave me I became a much calmer person and the calmness in my dog was awesome. My dog arrived back in the states totally cool and calm. Thanks to peter I have a much calmer relationship with my dog.read more
Melissa Peterson
Melissa Peterson
14:58 11 Nov 18
Peter was such a joy to work with! My dog is a 10 month old rescue and I knew when I adopted him that He needed training. Enlisting the services of Peter at Dog Harmony Dog Training was such a great choice. Thanksread more
maureen lewis
maureen lewis
18:59 05 Nov 18
We contacted Peter after being unsuccessful with another dog trainer. The issue we have is with a very bouncy 8 month old dog who after persevering with basic training persists in prolonged very loud barking and lunging at other dogs when on the lead.Trying to deal with this issue only using treats, as previously advised, was insufficient to take her focus away from the other dog. When she gets to the other dog there was no aggression just over excitement to meet the dog, however owners and dogs were obviously concerned with this unacceptable behaviour and so were we. Peter spent 2 sessions with us. He came to our home and on the first session initially went through some basics of gaining control and setting boundaries around the home sharing his knowledge and experience. We then spent time in our garden with his dogs getting our dog used to being close to other dogs remaining under control. We thought this was excellent and most effective. We worked on the lead and used the equipment brought for us to try out by Peter. We were very impressed to see an improvement in her behaviour straight away. Then by following Peter's suggested plan we found a marked improvement in her calmness and general behaviour. The second session, a few days later, was in a busy country park with lots of dogs and people. Peter ensured the equipment was being used correctly initially working with his dogs under his guidance. The rest of the session was spent walking with our dog along with his, both on and off the lead, ensuring our dog's behaviour was under control. We have followed Peter's suggestions over the last few days since the training. Its early days but we now feel we have the knowledge and tools to control and train our dog more effectively and are consistently seeing small improvements every dayread more
Fran Frost
Fran Frost
16:03 04 Nov 18
The sign of a great dog trainer? One that knows how to train the dog owner as well as the dog. Peter Hargreaves of Dog Harmony understands that the success of a dog's training is contingent upon its human being willing to put in the hard work to support and continually reinforce the skills taught during training. Once trained, Peter does not disappear. You are well-equppied with an after-care plan and all the tools necessary for continuted success.read more
Spar tan
Spar tan
09:30 03 Nov 18
Let me tell you, Dog Harmonyis probably one of the best decisions my family and I have made for our dog! When we first got him he was extremely hard to control and did not get along with our two other dogs but now, he is an angel! I could instantly notice the impact they made on our dog. Very well behaved and extremely great listener! Couldn’t have asked him to do a better job! Thank you Peter SO MUCH!read more
Joe Gilbert
Joe Gilbert
02:19 31 Oct 18
Our nearly 1 year old is a high energy active boy and needs lots of attention to keep him from becoming destructive. I was given Dog Harmony details from a friend at a point when i was close to breaking, as much as i love our boy Murphy i couldn't cope anymore with coming home to a wrecked house whethis id been gone for an hour or at work all day, i thought we were going to have to give him up. This broke my heart. I felt like i was doing everything wrong and making him unhappy, i felt hopeless. Peter came and assessed Murphy and gave me that hope back, she made me feel like i was good enough for this fur baby and that we could make it work. We decided the best way forward was training with Peter Hargreaves. Murphy has gone from destroying everything in sight when left for half an hour to been able to last 4/5 hours alone without touching a thing, he is more independent and well behaved in his own company than i thought would ever be possible. He comes home shattered after a training. He couldn't be happier to spend most of his training with Peter. I am so grateful to Peter for taking on our love bud when you are already so busy. You have changed our lives for the better. Thank you so much for loving and caring for our Murphyread more
Mellisa Harper
Mellisa Harper
19:20 21 Oct 18
OMG!!! Peter has been round today to show us how to go on with our Labrador dog as he is driving us crazy. Almost to the point that we want him gone!! With 2 hours Peter by staying calm and teaching me to stay calm has helped Murphy with his unfriendly behaviour to other dogs and his pulling on lead. I cant believe how within 2 hours he had my dog doing as he was told. Peter even had him walking off the lead which we have never dared do before. Got lots of tips and learning to do now so he can be good for us. Well impressed. Thank you Peter.read more
Andrea Bradley
Andrea Bradley
12:09 18 Oct 18
Peter came out to see, me my husband, and our two German shepherds, within minutes we were put at our ease, a trainer that speaks our language lol, my dog is reactive towards others, well off we went for a walk, Peter explained everything he could see, corrected it, and well wow, she behaved, I felt confident, great first meeting, starting lessons tomorrow can't wait, we would recommend Peter every day of the week, and trust me I've carted my girl to every sort of training there is to try and resolve her very stressful and anxious behaviours. Now I am able to walk her in my time rather than selecting times that I was aware were no other dogs. Next Summer both dogs are now able to come to France with us on the family holidayread more
wendy kim
wendy kim
07:44 15 Oct 18
I have a beautiful golden retriever but I am unable to walk him anymore He pulls on the lead he drags me to other dogs and though me means no harm the noise etc from his barking is scari have had to consider rejoining him but my friend told me to contact peter at dog harmony It was the best thing I ever did Within fourteen days my dog is so well behaved. I can take him anywhere now to meet all his little doggy friends and he is just a pleasure to own Peter I cannot thank you enough you have saved my dog and should anyone want to talk to me about the training program he implemented for me and my dog jus pass them my nameread more
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
12:17 09 Oct 18
Even though I grew up always having a dog, I knew I was going to need some help once I got a puppy of my own. Dog Harmony was the perfect choice. Our trainer, Peter, is fantastic! He is fun, friendly, and so effective. But I think my favorite thing about him is how much He loved my girl, Louise. I will definitely be using Dog Harmony to continue training as my pup gets older. They are the best!read more
judith owen
judith owen
09:26 08 Oct 18
Hamish our 8 year old Labrador X developed issues towards other dogs over a 2-3 year period. He would lunge, growl, bark and generally react very badly, to the point that I stopped taking him out as I had lost my confidence with him. 4 hours with Peter and what a transformation! I never thought it was possible, but I can now walk Hamish on his lead through a crowded high street, across a busy beach or, as we did recently, around a large dog show and he was so well behaved. We both enjoy our walks now and go out of our way to find places that are busy with other dogs to continue our training. Massive thanks to Peter for providing me with the techniques and confidence to work with Hamish and for the ongoing support she provides.read more
Mel Jones
Mel Jones
09:19 01 Oct 18
When we arrived home from the training session with Peter Bliss came through the door and it was 3 hours later when she moved for the first time! As you predicted, she was shattered! Previous training we have undertaken – whether with Bliss or our previous dogs – by comparison with your course has addressed only part of the dog’s needs. We came away shattered too, but also delighted with what you have helped us achieve. The standard of training we expected to be high, but it exceeded our expectations. With dogs (and perhaps more relevantly – people) at different standards with different needs you somehow dealt with my husband and I in a great and relaxed manners and the talks were great.read more
Sheila Cook
Sheila Cook
02:07 29 Sep 18
Peter was absolutely incredible not just with our puppy but with our older dog too. He is so understanding and great with the dogs. Rosie our 4 month old puppy was so quick to listen and learn all of the lessons Peter taught him and me. So grateful for the time and effort He put in and wouldn’t want anothim trainer! We will be doing more training once the pup gets a little older and so happy we were able to get connected to such a great trainer right off the bat. Thank you, Peter!read more
karen king
karen king
21:45 24 Sep 18
Our dog Brody is the best dog ever, and a huge part of that is because of our work with DogHarmony! The walk rehab and one-on-one sessions have turned our dog into pure magic. Peter not only gives great tools for all situations, but truly loves your dog in the process and gives you great tools as an owner to see where you're transferring your own anxiety and fear to your pup. Contact Peter today for an amazing transformation - for you and your dog.read more
Macy Brown
Macy Brown
11:23 05 Sep 18
Can't recommend Peter highly enough. He took the time to explain why we were continuing to have problems with our dog - who has been nervous and reactive since we got her, despite using several other trainers - and showed us what to do. After just a couple of sessions we took her on holiday for a week - and had no problems whatsoever - walking past other dogs on crowded streets, off lead on the beach and sitting in pub gardens - all things we would have dreaded before. Many thanks Peter - your support and advice has been invaluable.read more
Kate
Kate
07:03 28 Aug 18
When my fiance and I got our Boxer puppy, we knew professional training was going to be a must. We found Peter through good mutual friends who RAVED about Peter and the work he did with them and their two beagles. From our first session on with Peter, we could see constant improvements with our puppy. Peter would take time to make sure we were doing all of the techniques properly, even if our patience grew thin, he remained calm and willing to walk us through it, from crate training to walking on a leash. He not only explained to us what to do, but also why. Why our dog interperpates things humans do the way he does and how we can better communicate with him. Our now not so puppy boxer continues to excel in his training using the tips and tricks Peter taught us. I think the training is the best investment we made in both our relationship with our dog and most importantly in his health and well being.read more
Irene Richardson
Irene Richardson
22:57 27 Aug 18
When my partner, Keith and I decided we were going to get a Rottweiler puppy we were both rather anxious. Unlike me, Keith had never owned a dog before and was concerned about making sure the puppy was trained correctly. My concerns were because we had just finished a two-year renovation of our home, and I didn’t relish the thought of a puppy wrecking it! As it turns out neither of us had anything to worry about. Peter has been absolutely amazing and I am so happy that we contacted him. After a brief conversation with him, we decided to go for the ‘puppy training package’. In two-hour session prior to the puppy’s arrival Peter talked through everything we needed to know about getting the puppy home and our first few days together so that Keith and I felt confident and well prepared for the task ahead. Bobbie’s arrival (including the six hour journey home after picking her up) was completely stress free and by following the advice we had been given we were both amazed at the speed at which she became comfortable with her new family and home. Over the following weeks Peter has worked with us and given us the knowledge and ability so that Bobbie is growing up to be a well behaved, confident and loving puppy. If we ever needed advice we knew we could always call him and the support he gives has made this experience amazing. I would recommend to anyone who is getting a puppy (even if you have owned dogs before) that if they want to give their new arrival the best start they possibly can, then they should arrange to see Peter. Keith, Bobbie and I cannot thank him enough and we will forever be grateful.read more
Jeremy Felton
Jeremy Felton
00:12 03 Aug 18
I have a large collie that was reacting all the time against other dogs and I have no idea why. I have spent hours on the internet but was just getting more confused. I got a dog trainer in but all he did was yank my dog quite sharply on its lead. I thought it was heavy handed but seem to work. I walked with the trainer and the dog was well behaved. However as soon as I started working with my dog all it did was react against other dogs. I contacted the trainer and the response was he has done his job and that was the end of that. After a month I contacted Peter Hargreaves and it was explained to me that the problem was my fault as I was nervous around my dog. Peter supplied proper equipment and with 2 hours my dog was walking and not reacting against other dogs. Soon after I let my dog off its lead in the local park and it came back. I am delighted my dog is now well behaved, I have the tools to walk my dog with confidence and the whole relationship is much better. I would recommend Peter Hargreaves to anyoneread more
Rob Linton
Rob Linton
16:36 30 Jun 18
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!read more
Kathleen Katty
Kathleen Katty
20:53 06 Jun 18
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 dogread more
Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald
19:59 01 Jun 18
I would like to say a big thank you to Peter. Benji is a rescue puppy from Bulgaria. My sister in law took him on as a family dog but unfortunately he turned out to be a very nervous dog and completely shut down. She asked me to take him as I had experience with dogs. Benji would not move from the settee, wouldn't go out in the garden, i use to have to carry him. Wouldn't eat until during the night when no one was around. He was frightened of anything and everything. Wouldn't let anyone stroke him or even play with other dogs. I contacted Peter. He came to see us both. Within the first three hours he was here he turned Benji around. Had him walking in the garden, walking down the road on his lead. What a difference. He slowly started to play with other dogs when we went out and actually walking, not me carrying him! He then came back a few weeks later as Benji still wouldn't let people near him and again within a couple of hour's Rick was stroking him and walking him down the road. Benji has so much more confidence now. Still some way to go though. Peter is amazing. Such a caring person. There at the end of the phone. He's not only helped Benji but helped me also how to understand Benji's mind and what he is going through. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with their little one. Thank you so much.read more
Jane Killowen
Jane Killowen
18:12 31 Mar 18
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