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    • We both loved the way Sheila Harper presented herself - not to 'tell' or 'advise' us on what to believe or not (like many trainers do in a sometimes intimidating manner) but to allow us to think...
    • It was superbly facilitated and directed with dog handling, case studies, and in-depth perspective being important.
    • Sheila is not into "Sit", "Down", "Stay". The concentration is on having a positive and gentle development with your dog - you are a team - so that you can both enjoy...
    • I have been to presentations before where your attention starts to wander and where you can’t wait for the course to end. I was completely focused on this course for the whole 2 days; there was...
    • “What a weekend that was! Will life with my dog ever be the same again? I hope not! I now have some tools for a new start with my first ever dog who, at 14 months, had lost his trust in me...
    • “I soon realised that my inexperience really didn’t matter, as what we had come to learn about was new to everyone. We all had a similar motivation for doing the course. To do the best...
    • “A wonderfully stimulating and well organised weekend. It exceeded my expectations both in content and presentation.”
    • “I admire Sheila’s passion, calm positive energy and tireless motivation for teaching and sharing her profound, pioneering and unique philosophy and knowledge of dogs and owners.”
    • “I learned a great deal and ‘Bod’ was so relaxed and stress free due to your fantastic organisation. I do so appreciate how much hard work and thought goes into the preparation of...
    • “At that time, I still believed in Pack Leadership, dominance, control and obedience. Sheila opened my eyes and mind to the possibility that there was a different way to work with my three...
    • “I wanted to say a big thank you for the hard work and time put into the courses and for the patience and understanding of where I am at and what I have still to learn. It could be quite...
    • “We haven't been able to stop thinking about what we learnt and we're hungry for more. We bought half a dozen books to keep us going!”

    Ethics

    A social walkAt Sheila Harper Limited the dog always comes first. We feel privileged to have a unique insight into the canine species. Our philosophy is dog centred, and encompasses kind, gentle methods with empathy for the dog and owner.!

    Our primary objective is to promote a respectful and harmonious relationship between dog and owner and to encourage owners to increase their knowledge and experience. The welfare of animals is paramount and we believe that through education, dogs and other species will be better understood.

    Our aims include the following:

    • Promoting respect for and acceptance of the dog as a species and as an individual
    • Furthering the understanding of a dog’s needs at all life stages and how to achieve the appropriate balance
    • Learning from the dog itself, through observation and education, thereby advancing knowledge of the species; their behaviour, communication and handling
    • Improving mutual relationships between canines and humans
    • Advancing knowledge of dogs for their own benefit and safety, that of the owner and society in general

    We extend our ethical policy into the items we hold in stock. We carefully select goods that reflect our values, and will not stock items of equipment such as electronic devices, check chains, slip collars or “don’t pull” harnesses that may cause suffering. Books, CDs and DVDs sold, promote kind and effective handling; however, we should remind customers that opinions and ideas given in these media and other literature may not reflect our own.

    Wherever possible we try to source our goods from within the UK and as locally as possible to minimise freight mileage. However, we do have items coming from overseas, and as such many price changes are beyond our control due to import duty etc. We therefore reserve the right to alter prices where necessary without prior notification.

    If you have come across any products you feel we should stock please let us know!

    Finally, at Sheila Harper Ltd, we are very concerned about protecting the environment and do everything possible to minimise our impact upon it. We only use recycled paper for our stationery and encourage customers to opt for their goods to be delivered in recycled packaging.