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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!”

    Natural Abilities Dog Centred Holiday

     5 day Dog Centred Holiday: Natural Abilities

    with: Sheila Harper B Ed, BA and Winny Boerman B.App.Sc

    Venue: CFA, Penkridge bank Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2UF

    Date: Sunday 5th - Thursday 9th August 2018

    Cost: £350.00

    Many owners complain that their dogs never seem to be satisfied no matter how much they walk them, or that their dog is demanding even if they give him lots of attention. Then there are those dogs that tend to do their own thing when out, going hunting or chasing. Alternatively, what about those dogs that need rest or peace and quiet but where you feel they are under-stimulated?

    We don’t believe in quick fixes, but we may be able to help with some alternative canine activities that don’t take a lot of effort, but that help your dog to learn more appropriate pastimes.


    Perhaps you would simply like to have a nice week relaxing in an enjoyable setting with a variety of stimulating yet calm activities especially designed to challenge your dog’s senses?

    Whatever the case, this activity holiday may be just what you are looking for!


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    Start Date
    End Date
    Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire WS12 1TD
    7th August 2017
    11th August 2017