Testimonials

  • 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 about the information and decide for ourselves whether we agree with it or not.

  • 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 your life together in a stress-free manner.

  • 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 so much to take in.

  • “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 after a bad start due to lack of experience on my part and misinformation.”

  • “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 for our dogs by understanding their ‘communication’ with humans and other dogs.”

  • “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 the days and I know ‘Bod’ added to your load with his problems but I am so grateful for the care you showed him.”

  • “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 rescue dogs”

  • “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 frustrating to hear some of the stuff we say, that we have picked up from other channels in the past (pre Sheila), and Sheila is consistently patient, understanding, empathetic and non judgemental.”

  • “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!”