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Dog Harmony Services

Professional Dog Behaviourist in North West of England

My Dog Behaviour Therapy Consists of One-to-One Sessions Focused on Adjusting Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviour. 

Dog Harmony offer a host of dog training services either at the residential dog boarding facility or at your own home. 


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For expert dog obedience training, behaviourist and boarding services in Liverpool, Formby, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, St Helens, Preston, Southport and Wigan, you can count on Dog Harmony.

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Here are the services Dog Harmony offer

For training your dog or puppy

Click on each one to find more in-depth descriptions of what each service involves.

Peter admits that puppy training is one of his favourite dog training services on offer

One-on-One Dog Training In North West of England

Dog Harmony is known for providing expert one-on-one dog training, even for those who may seem hard to train at first. Discover how Peter works with your dog, no matter how old, on a one-on-one basis to provide the best results.

One-on-one dog training can be the most efficient and effective way to positively train your dog and to ensure they relearn bad behaviour. Peter Hargreaves has won multiple awards for the dogs he’d trained to championship level, and he believes that positivity should always be at the core of any dog training technique.

Unique Pets Deserve Bespoke Dog Training

Peter takes time to get to know your family pet before embarking on a bespoke dog training strategy that is completely unique to your life, your home and your dog. As Peter wants to understand your pet’s behaviour as it is every day, he will initially visit your dog in his or her home, where they feel the most comfortable.

Peter will then take your dog on a walk, on a lead, to familiarise himself with your dog’s behaviour and any sticking points. On his return, he will ask questions, and find out about your needs and discuss any concerns you may have and any results you would like to achieve.

Peter uses a variety of techniques to train your dog in various disciplines. Each technique is chosen depending on your dog’s characteristics. You know your dog has their own personality and so does Peter Hargreaves. He strongly believes that every dog is different, which is why the one-size-fits-all approach rarely works.

An Easier Life Awaits with Expert One-on-One Dog Training

From just a few hours of specialist one-on-one dog training with Dog Harmony, you could enjoy the life you envisaged when buying or rescuing your dog. As a result, your pet will be happier as any confusion will be removed and they will know what is expected, while enjoying the predictability through the training they crave.

Book now your first one-on-one dog training session anywhere in North West of England with Dog Harmony and make the first step to a happier, healthier, relaxed pet, and you!

Unique Pets Deserve a Bespoke Approach to Dog Training Peter takes time to get to know your family pet

Before embarking on a bespoke dog training strategy that is completely unique to your life, your home and your dog. As Peter wants to understand your pet’s behaviour as it is every day, he will initially visit your dog in his or her home, where they feel the most comfortable. Peter will then take your dog on a walk, on a lead, to familiarise himself with your dog’s behaviour and any sticking points. On his return, he will ask questions, and find out about your needs and discuss any concerns you may have and any results you would like to achieve. Peter uses a variety of techniques to train your dog in various disciplines. Each technique is chosen depending on your dog’s characteristics. You know your dog has their own personality and so does Peter Hargreaves. He strongly believes that every dog is different, which is why the one-size-fits-all approach rarely works. Book your first one-on-one dog training session anywhere in North West of England with Dog Harmony now and make the first step to a happier, healthier, relaxed pet, and you!

How Dog Harmony’ Behaviour Counselling Services Differ from Dog Obedience Training

If your family pet has one or more bad habits you would like to break, then Peter’s experience as a dog behaviourist consultant can surely help. Working with you, as a family, along with your dog, Peter will discover the best ways to break those bad habits for good.

Dog behaviour counselling addresses canine behaviour problems which require a deeper understanding than it would normally be required for basic training. A few such examples include:

  • Anxiety caused by separation or noises
  • Aggression manifested towards people or other dogs/animals through excessive and aggressive barking, snapping, biting, growling, nipping
  • Self-mutilation (chewing or excessively linking paws or other body parts)
  • Recall issues accompanied by predatory chase (when your dog doesn’t come when called, but instead chases livestock, bikes, people etc.)
  • Shadow chasing (snapping at the air, chasing reflections)
  • Excessive barking (fearful/territorial or caused by separation)
  • Attention seeking
  • Various phobias such as neophobia (fear of new things), agoraphobia (fear of outdoors), fear of vet/groomer

Whereas the issues listed above are dealt through dog behaviourist sessions, training would be used to cover the following aspects:

  • Basic obedience for commands like sit, down, stay, leave, recall (when learning, not when already a problem, see above)
  • Good manners such as meeting and greeting, not jumping up
  • Toilet training
  • Walking nicely on the lead

What to Expect from a Dog Behaviour Consultation with Dog Harmony

I will carry out the consultation at your home as this is the place where your dog can be observed in a relaxed state and its behavioural changes identified more easily.

Assessing the behaviour of a dog in a vet surgery, for instance, usually places the pet under stress and affects the way it acts. This can hinder the diagnosis process.

Typically, a behaviour consultation lasts for at least 2 hours during which I will try to see what behaviour may be normally displayed in a given situation such as:

  • going out on a walk with you and your dog or to a dog training class
  • arranging for someone towards whom your dog demnstrates that behaviour to come to your house

After assessing the behaviour problem, I will explain what causes it and then set a clear written plan of activities to help you through the problem you are having with your dog. Then, you will enjoy four weeks’ support (via Skype, phone or e-mail) included in the cost of your consultation.

Positive Reinforcement to Encourage Good Behaviours

Some dogs seem to enjoy acting out and demonstrating behaviours you’re not happy with, such as chewing furniture, chasing farm animals or being aggressive to the neighbours. The fact is, few dogs actually enjoy misbehaving, as this most loyal species enjoy nothing more than making you happy.

The bad behaviour can stem from multiple sources; confusion is often at the root of the problem, through an owner’s intent to shower the dog with love and praise. Of course, every aspect of dog training should be positive, the dog needs to feel secure, loved and protected, but they also need consistency, predictability and a clear understanding of what is expected.

Expert Dog Training Can Change Your Life

Dog obedience training is best carried out as early as possible, such as with puppy training, but older dogs are not unsolvable. The older the dog, and the more ingrained the behaviour, the more important it is to choose a recognised, expert dog trainer who will use methods specifically tailored to your dog.

Training You to Train Your Dog Seeing that not all dogs respond well in a class setting and some dog owners have working schedules that prevent them from attending all sessions on a course, Dog Harmony offer you one-to-one training sessions as a solution for such instances.

This way, you will learn the skills to train your dog by yourself after your consultation with me has ended.
For you to take the relationship with your dog forward, I will help you make the difference between basic training and behaviour correction aspects.
Book your first dog training session now, or contact me to book an appointment to discuss the needs of your dog and your life.

Residential dog training is one of the most popular services provided by Dog Harmony as it allows Peter to concentrate fully on your dog from morning until night. This can fast-track many aspects of the training.

The Owner’s Attitude Influences the Dog’s Behaviour

You, as most dog owners, very likely treat your pet as a family member without being aware that your doting attitude may spoil them and affect their behaviour. Furthermore, some dogs are also more challenging than others, which makes it even more difficult for you to correct the ‘spoiled’ behaviour.

How serious the problem is depends on the age of your four-legged friend. The younger it is, the easier it will be to unlearn those behaviours.

The process of learned behaviour for puppies starts with them learning from their mother and continues through the different stages of puppyhood. When reaching six months, your puppy is either on a route of improving or digressing daily based on the learned behaviour record.

So the best solution for raising a happy and well-behaved dog is to starts early at our residential dog training facility, where your canine friend will receive several training sessions per day. Older dogs are equally welcome.

Consistent Care Offered with an Outstanding Record of Success

In our residential dog training centre:

  • We control the ‘motivators’ that interest your dog and strategically use them in order to achieve the desired effect
  • For dogs with challenges, we offer consistent messages all day for their entire stay in order to instill the desired behaviour
  • Each guest gets dedicated attention based on their individual development needs.

Residential dog training can be the perfect solution for those who would like to enjoy a well-behaved dog in the shortest amount of time. Our intensive dog training ensures you are greeted with a dog you’ll barely recognise

A Perfect Place to Learn and Play

Situated adjacent to an open nature reserve, your pet will receive the ideal exercise for a dog of his breed, age and fitness levels. With your permission, your dog will also learn to interact with other dogs, in the form of Peter’s pet, who is fully trained to show absolutely no signs of aggression.

You’ll be greeted with a dog that will have obviously missed your presence, but who will be more sociable, receptive, relaxed and obedient. The training will not stop there, as Peter will continue to work with you to ensure all the training carries on into your own home, and to make sure your dog doesn’t return to former behaviour.

Places are booked quickly with residential dog training and I only like to take a few dogs at a time so they can receive our undivided attention. You can book your residential dog training online today to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy training for your dog, while your dog enjoys a pampering stay.

Book online now or contact me today, you can even combine your pet’s stay with your own holiday, removing the need to find dog boarding in Lancashire while you’re away.

Luxury facilities on offer for your pet at Dog Harmony

This isn’t an Ordinary Dog Boarding Home

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All of these dog training services in the North West of England are carried out with the care and attention to detail you’d expect from a dog trainer with my reputation

Book your dog training service online now, or contact me to learn more about how I can help you and your dog enjoy an easier life.
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