Pet Dog Behaviourist / Trainer

Balancing Dog & Human

for over 17 years

If you are ready for change...

 

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Behavioural modification, Puppy Training or Dog Training Wirral

 
Are you struggling to understand why your dog does not listen to you or seem to follow even basic commands?

 

Is your dog's behaviour going from bad to worse for what appears to be no apparent reason?

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Help begins here.

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You are in the right place if you want to learn how to communicate with your dog in a clear, fair manner and build yourself a healthy relationship based on Respect and Trust.

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I will teach you as many skills as you are willing to learn in order to build that bond with your dog.

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In order to do that I will give my 17+ years of experience working with 1,ooo's of dogs to help you understand what your dog is trying to communicate to you and also point out where your own communication may currently be confusing your dog.

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All of my training is based on respect and fairness for your dog, fulfilling your dog's needs as well as yours.

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If you are committed to change to help your dog- Call John Now on 07778881157

Top Dog House

John Harrison, dog behaviourist / training on Wirral.

Honesty and integrity are at heart of what we do.

Your dog and its welfare are our highest priority

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Not your average trainer...

When you Google dog behaviourist / dog training Wirral you see a number of different websites making various promises about what they offer and how they can help you and your dog.

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Some of these people can fulfill those promises, many can't.

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The challenge you face is working out who is in which camp...

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Sadly, most people looking for a trainer will do a Google search and start ringing dog trainers in the order they appear in the search results and if one fails to answer they simply ring the next and so on.

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That is the WORST possible way to choose your dog trainer.

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If you are still reading you are in the small minority of people who carry out a little more due diligence in choosing their trainer. You are already much more likely to be the type of person who will reap the rewards of your efforts in your relationship with your dog.

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Understanding it's more about you than your dog is the first step on your journey.

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So what is it that that makes me different to other trainers?

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  • Mostly, I don't treat symptoms such as leash reactivity, dog/human aggression, excessive barking, resource guarding, etc. Instead I teach you to understand the underlying causes of the problems and deal with those thus leading to reduction and elimination of the symptoms.

 

  • In 99% of all cases it is the lack of knowledge and understanding by the human which has led to the problems the dog is exhibiting. With my help you will learn to understand what your dog is trying to tell you and how to clearly communicate with them. This will lead you to a healthy relationship with your dog based on respect and trust.

 

  • I am not a formulaic trainer that teaches set methods or exercises for every dog as dogs are as individual as humans in that NO two are the same.

 

  • My aim is to help you understand what your dogs needs are and 'teach' you how to fulfill those needs. Not to show you the 'methods' and 'techniques' which you will find all over YouTube, Instagram and TikTok -  remember one size does not fit all, what works for one dog may not work for another. I have plenty of private videos which I make available on a case by case basis to clients who's dogs and issues closely align with previous cases. 

 

  • If you are the type of person really cares about the relationship you have with your dog and wishes to do your best for your dog and yourself then chat to me using the WhatsApp link on the right or via the contact form below.

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what our customers are saying...

Read reviews from people who have put in the effort needed

Duncan Clague
Duncan Clague
2022-11-04
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John has been superb working with us and our rather large puppy/dog. Calm and assertive, John has an unpatronizing approach using simple to understand analogies and examples. John has really helped us understand communication with our dog, the difference is amazing. Cannot recommend his services highly enough.
Linda Cockerton
Linda Cockerton
2022-10-21
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I have a 12 week old puppy which was bitting aggressively (not the normal mouthing). She would bite if I tried to stroke her. In her defence she was rejected by her mother at 5 weeks. I rang John in desperation. He said I did the right thing contacting him when she was so young. I did think of puppy classes but thought I would be able to explain her problems one to one rather than in a big class. John explained that she did not know her place in the hierarchy and was getting frustrated leading to her aggression. He explained what was happening from her point of view and gave me invaluable advice. From been aggressive and dominant she is a happy normal pup. I have had John back for advice on lead training. He is amazing and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Brian Scoffield
Brian Scoffield
2022-09-08
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John came round to help me get started with Wallace, my then nine week old cocker spaniel puppy. My first dog so I knew I needed some guidance. Investing that couple of hours with John at an early stage has been invaluable. It has saved me so much stress, mess and anguish. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Wallace says thanks, John.
Michelle Ashton
Michelle Ashton
2022-08-24
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If I could give 5 plus stars I would! We have an 18 month old cocker spaniel Luna. She was becoming a bit of a handful (and embarrassment) jumping up constantly at us, visitors, young family members. Taking her out for a walk was an ordeal before we even got through the front door. She would jump, bite lead, bark, and once through the door nearly took your arm out of your sockets, zig zagged uncontrollably and barked at nothing in particular just made a noise. This went on for a good 5 minutes before she would settle - she would still pull and bite at lead but stopped barking. We used to dread taking her out. So professional help required!! I had researched on internet and lots of trainers were on line only. I then read about John and made contact........ John came to our house met with Luna and chatted with us. He was amazing - explaining how dogs need to live in the pack and how we need to raise our profile and become pack leaders. John is a great explainer (with growls and grunts thrown in) and listener, answering our questions (and some were really daft) and listening to experiences we have had trying to train her offering explanations as to why things we were doing weren't working and what we need to do. After seeing Luna in action - John took over the lead and on approach to front door (Luna messing about) used lead with punch and tension - gave a grunt and Luna stopped in her tracks and sat looking up at him - totally focused. He was the pack leader!! So after showing us how to use the lead correctly and gain her attention we practiced and practiced and practiced and after just 1 visit using the method John showed us we have not experienced the unwanted behavior going out for a walk again. (She is a changed dog but we have changed how we relate to her what we want her do) We are now progressing to a lovely sit and wait while we lock the door and heel command as we start walking. (Still in training but better each day) John has visited 3 times in total. Each time training myself and my husband how to teach Luna new commands (the correct way) we were really confusing her prior to John coming and now realise that we can be and now are her pack leaders. Luna was 17 months old when John started to visit (total 3 times) and is now settled, responsive to key words and commands, recall and the 3 of us are now a good pack. Still lots to do and Johns You Tube vids are great for tips and new things to try. If you need help with the relationship with your dog then you must try John (FOR THE DOGS SAKE!) We now keep things simple and have a smashing little responsive and well behaved (mostly) family pack. Thanks John will keep in touch you are the Dog Father:)
Roland Clark
Roland Clark
2022-08-22
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Our labrador started attacking other dogs after he was bitten and John helped us get him back on track so now he is well behaved and loves playing with other dogs again.
Venkata Ravindra M V
Venkata Ravindra M V
2022-08-19
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John's training inputs are excellent and worked amazing with our dog, Axel. We got John's reference from our next door neighbours and after having a few sessions with him and noticing good changes in Axel, we strongly recommend John to any dog owner who has issues with their pet dog. John visited our house and observed Axel's behaviour and listened to our worries patiently and taught us how to correct the unwanted behaviour of Axel by demonstrating to us live and later on we repeated in front of John. This is the best and the most efficient way to get trained to train dogs. John truly knows his stuff!!! Please do not believe in those who say that they can do the consultation/ behaviour corrections etc. in a zoom call, it is absolute waste of time and money. We are happy that we used John's services and we will continue to use his services in future whenever we need. Thank you John and Axel will be missing his pack leader, John :-):-) Venkat
Jane Harrison
Jane Harrison
2022-08-17
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John recognised the fact that Luna was grieving for the loss of my husband. He knew exactly how to deal with her behaviour about being over protective of me when out walking. I was made to feel that the progress we made was down to me but I could not have done so well without John’s knowledge of my dogs mind set. I now have the knowledge given to me ,by John ,on how I should interact with Luna to make her become a secure and stable dog…and me, a very happy owner. I would 100% recommend John Harrison as a dog behaviourist.
Victoria Kingston
Victoria Kingston
2022-07-22
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John is so incredible at what he does! Within minutes of him arriving I was wishing I had got him out in my first week of being a dog owner. He breaks down what YOU need to do to get the appropriate behaviours. Within one session, my dog was no longer jumping all over guests & 5 minutes into our outdoor session I’m no longer being dragged around! He totally breaks down the ‘what’ & ‘why’. Alfie is still a work in progress (mainly due to pesky squirrels), but with John’s help I feel much more confident & have a much calmer & obedient dog! Can’t recommend him enough!
Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams
2022-07-21
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Having a puppy and wanting to do the right things i got in touch with John. What an amazing trainer ! My pup learnt fast, major immediate improvements , John was able to show me how to overcome each problem I had with her , from chasing my cats to refusing to go in the car ( far more things obviously ). He is there for any queries & has You Tube for helpful tips. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Naomi Keenan
Naomi Keenan
2022-07-05
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We can’t thank John enough for all of the help he’s given us with our Weimaraner, TJ. TJ is nearly 3 and it was very easy to be his owners until he was attacked a couple of times by dogs off leads just after he was 1. TJ’s behaviour completely changed after these experiences. He became aggressive towards other dogs (and their owners!). It was even a struggle having visitors to the house as he lost trust in everyone and everything outside of the family. He became such an anxious dog. Naturally, it caused a serious amount of stress for the whole family. Enter John…. Since John has begun working with TJ, there have been enormous improvements in behaviour, both ours and TJs!!! As a family, we’re very much on the same page now. We worked with two dog trainers before John and there is no comparison. His help is priceless. Others wouldn’t agree to work with TJ after his attacks as he was too aggressive. Before John began working with TJ, we were so overwhelmed with worry for our gorgeous dog and now we feel super confident that we’re well en route to taking him on walks where he’s socialising happily with every dog and human he meets… Thanks John!
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Summary
Dog Training / Behaviourist
Service Type
Dog Training / Behaviourist
Area
Wirral
Description
18 years experience based on honesty and integrity. Working with dogs and humans to improve the lot of both.