Isobel Buchanan, FdSc

Under Assessment as a Junior Instructor. Bridport, Dorset

Isobel is joining our team in June under assessment as a Junior level trainer and is about to complete her  BSc Hons in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. She owns her own dog, a 10 year old Border Collie.

​Before moving to Plymouth University to complete her studies., Isobel was running her own part time business in training dogs, which involved both puppy classes, and one to ones. She has also assisted on camps targeted at agility dogs and reactive dogs for the past three years and 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 & Experience 

FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Ultimate reinforcement - Ultimate Foundation - Handling 360 

Spring into transformation (Naughty but Nice/ Absolute Dogs Seminar

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 

Award Winning Residential Dog Training in the UK

Home boarding. No Kennels. Positive Training. Experienced Trainers.


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