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    • 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!”

    Prospectus; Application Form & Book a Place

    Entry Requirements

    ****Enrolling now for IPACS 2017.  Please contact Tracy or Alex via email at or telephone on 01543 878989 for further details****

    The key qualifications for entry are an open mind and a willingness to participate and to learn. Previous knowledge and experience will be beneficial but are not pre-requisites for admission. However, students must have read Turid Rugaas’ book “On Talking Terms with Dogs” and seen the accompanying DVD / video, Calming Signals, both of which are available by mail order from Sheila Harper Ltd (please contact Tracy or Alex for details).

    To apply for a place please contact us or download the prospectus and application form here.

    IPACS 2017 Prospectus

    IPACS 2017 Application Form

    For any further information (or details of past or present students who may be available to share their experiences), please contact:

    Sheila Harper Ltd, The Winding House, Walkers Rise, Hednesford, Staffs, WS12 0QU.
    Telephone +44 (0)1543 878989