Welcome to Sheila Harper Ltd


At the heart of our work is an holistic approach aimed at building skills and maintaining a balanced canine-human partnership, through a comprehensive understanding of dogs’ behaviour, psychology and communication.

Our broad programme of short or longer in-depth courses, applied workshops and holidays cater for dog owners and professionals alike. In addition we offer hands-on, tailor-made behavioural and practical sessions for anyone wishing to become more skilled at handling or working with their dog on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Each dog deserves to be understood. Sharing two-way communication through awareness and appropriate response to canine body language, along with understanding canine behaviour and psychology, will help dog and owner build a deeper relationship based on mutual trust and respect.

However much we may love our dogs, from time to time problems can arise. This may be due to a wide variety of reasons ranging from health issues to traumatic past experiences. Some dogs may develop issues related to “aggression”, socialisation or separation, or may be struggling in their environment with fear, insecurity, stress or hyperactivity. Whatever the case, we offer practical guidance and support for the specific needs of each individual, dog and owner alike.

Courses for 2016

***International Programme for Applied Canine Studies (IPACS)***

 If you are looking for an in depth course in dog behaviour then look no further.  Whether you currently work with dogs, want to work with dogs or just want to understand your own pet better this course is for you.  Enrolling now for September 2016!


Book and pay for any of our short courses* (5 days and under) before midnight on 31st December 2015 and receive a 10% discount.  Please see individual courses for details.

* Excludes A Practical Approach to Problems on Lead 18th-19th April 2016

 To find out more and book a place on a course please navigate to the courses pages by using the 'Sheila Harper Dog Courses' tab at the top of the page