Hi everyone, my name is Leila Shiekhy, founder and owner of K-9 Harmony (serving the Washington DC Metro area). I started K9 Harmony with the goal of helping dogs and their owners reach a state of balance so that they can have the family member they’ve always wanted. I found my own dog, Sophie, in a high-kill shelter in Florida which only cemented my desire to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.
When I first got Sophie, she was a frantic dog on walks, putting her five pounds in to pulling wherever she wanted to go. She also barked incessantly at other dogs and people on walks, including dogs in fenced in yards. Sophie pushed me to find a solution to her behavior problems, one of which was simply putting more rules in place. As time went on, Sophie became better and better behaved, and now ignores other dogs on walks, even the ones that bark at her! Sophie was about 8 years old when I adopted her which goes to show, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!
I know what it’s like to be frustrated and embarrassed by your dog’s behavior and am passionate about finding a solution to give you the dog you’ve always wanted. I will work with you to unleash the amazing dog that is hiding inside your dog and give you a more enjoyable, happy life with them!