“What an amazing and enlightening few days it has been. It is an intensive course and there is a lot of information to absorb but you’re uniquely different approach to explaining natural dog behaviours, backed up with well researched scientific evidence, clearly highlights how we can so easily miss the subtle nuances of canine communication and completely misread their signals. My dogs and I cannot thank you enough for sharing your knowledge. ”Sue Maclennan, Galen Myotherapist
“The course was fascinating, very well presented, easy to understand and not overly scientific. Balance between science and every day terminology was perfect. ”Clare Hay, Professional Dog Groomer
“I learned about topics I didn’t even know existed. I now have a much better understanding of my dogs’ nature and behaviour. I can’t thank you enough”S Green
“I have had dogs all of my adult life and have learned more about my “fur family” in the last four days than in the whole time I’ve had dogs. Thanks Isla.”P Toward
“We found [Isla’s] consultation to be informative and relaxed. You have really helped us to bring Lady out of her shell while explaining the reasons for her behaviour. As I write this Lady is lying between me and my son with her paw across my son which you know shows how quickly she has improved. I would recommend that anyone in need of help should with out doubt use Kachina Canine Communication as we cant believe that within 2 hours just how much Lady improved. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon ”
Joyce Guy
“I found the course fascinating and very informative. I learned alot…and has given me so much food for thought. It will enhance the work I do for dogs and my teaching work. I found the course hugely inspiring and motivating. You’re a gifted tutor”
Lisa Tenzin Dolma, The International School of Canine Practitioners
“Thank you for your report [after our consultation with you]. All my family took the advice you gave on board and James and I have been using your tips religiously…we have already seen an improvement with Louie as he seems much more relaxed and calm. He has been very willing for James and I to touch him in all places even those which would normally cause a problem…We have also changed his food and he seems to be thoroughly enjoying this. James has been able to handle some of his food whilst he is eating also and Louie is responding very well to this and we haven’t had any incidents. Overall I feel that your help has very much made us not only understand my dog more but also appreciate that he is an individual and that what you would expect you ‘should’ be able to do with a dog is not true and that all dogs are individual. We would very much like to learn more about dogs in general and want to increase our understanding of any behaviour they have and would like to attend your course. Thank you for all your help and I am sure that Louie truly appreciates it too. ”Amy Robinson
“We found [Isla’s] consultation to be informative and relaxed. You have really helped us to bring Lady out of her shell while explaining the reasons for her behaviour. As I write this Lady is lying between me and my son with her paw across my son which you know shows how quickly she has improved. I would recommend that anyone in need of help should with out doubt use Kachina Canine Communication as we cant believe that within 2 hours just how much Lady improved.
Joyce Guy
“Hi Isla, I don’t know how you’ve done it but I think you are amazing…you gave us techniques to work with that we would never have thought of and you helped us get in the dogs head and think dog…considering how much we have spent in the last 12 months, the time with you has proved to be the best money we have ever spent.”
Stuart and Carol Pearson
“The course / consultation was absolutely fascinating and has radically changed my understanding of our little pack structure. Superb explanations of what they do & why, and then how to apply that understanding to predict and control the environment for a positive outcome for all of us. I do a fair bit of reading but so much was completely new and I found that some commonly held opinions can be turned on their head in different situations. It has helped me understand where I have gone wrong in the past but also not to hold onto those concerns but to move forward with far more confidence. As this was held at my home it was not just academic, my dogs joined in and every time they responded in the way Isla predicted. My brother (who joined us as there has been some tension between him and one of my dogs) is now relaxed and happy with my dogs who accept him into their home, no quick fix training just a change in approach. I have learnt so much about my dogs which really has changed our lives for the better. Our little pack is so much happier, I can’t thank you enough :o) ”
Marcia Petterson
“I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your visit, your consultation and company. I do understand my pack a lot better now, I had a good relationship with my dogs but it has already deepened to a complete understanding and trust, in just afew days I can see the difference. You have given me the confidence with them. Sandra Springett
“Firstly I would like to thank you for the all the info you shared with me and also the calm exceptance of Loup and me, it was great for me to see. Loup and I have already made great progress and I beleave a circle of trust is starting to form between us and that’s great. The big thing I got from the course was acceptance and understanding so now I understand his behaviour I accept it and because of that I can deal with it without getting stressed and because I am not getting stressed nor is Loup and so the circle. Its so cool and I hope the progress contiues. Thanks so much for your help.”Paul Goulder
“Isla’s course should be required/essential for all police dog handlers/instructors and I would recommend this course to others”Colin Jones, Durham Police Dog unit
“The course was informative and very interesting. It made me consider how social [structure] was vitally important to understanding our dogs. Isla is an excellent presenter and a truly lovely person”Paula McArthur, Dog Days Creche
“It is so refreshing to find someone who thinks of dogs as individuals but can transfer this in to everyday life and help dogs and owners enjoy life together”Lynn Glanville