Isobel BuchananFdSc, BSc (Hons)

Junior Trainer Bridport, Dorset

Isobel is one of our Junior level trainers and has a BSc Hons Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She owns her own dogs, a 10 year old Border Collie and a puppy Border Collie called Ta-da

​Isobel has 3 years experience running puppy classes and one to one lessons, as well as assisting on camps targeted at agility dogs and reactive dogs. She also has done residential training for numerous cocker spaniels entering the dog agility circuits, training them running contacts, weaving, handling skills, but also key life skills (depending on both their age and individual needs).


Isobel is local to beaches, and there are livestock in the area throughout the year in various walking spots (what is there is variable, but there is usually always something) and local to a busy market (twice weekly) as well as more rural quiet places and riverside walks.

Background Qualifications, Online Courses, Webinars, Seminars & Experience 

  • BSc Hons Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • FdSc Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • Pet First Aid - 2019

  • UK Sniffer Dogs Bronze Seminar with Mike Newland - 2019

  • Kamal Fernandez - Practical Training Seminar on Dog Training & Behaviour - 2019

  • Adolescent Dogs - Practical Instructors Workshop - 2019

  • Ultimate reinforcement - Ultimate Foundation - Handling 360 

  • Spring into transformation (Naughty but Nice/ Absolute Dogs Seminar

  • Puppy peaks seminar with Susan Garrett

  • Recallers seminar with Susan Garrett

  • Fear  Webinar with The School of Canine Science

  • Dog Training Academy Member - Absolute Dogs

  • Work experience with Devon dogs, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Elwell Boarding Kennels, Girling and Bowditch vets , The Donkey Sanctuary 

  • Personal Achievements 

  • • Champion level UKA agility 

  • • Grade 6 Kennel Club agility 

  • • Competed in 2 World Agility Open try-outs 

  • • Second place in the Circular Knockout in UKA Grand Finals 

  • • Gold Standard in Kennel Club Good Citizenship Scheme 

  • • Nominated for the Shaun McAlpine Award 

  • • Participated in dog obedience and agility displays for many years 

  • • Done a talk for local Rotary Club on training dogs 

  • • Judged a local Companion dog show 

  • • Judged an unaffiliated agility show ​​