Dogs - we love them. We want to do what is best for them. We want to know all that we can to provide them with a happy, long and healthy life.
Sound familiar? Then Dr Isla's complete canine wellness course is for you!
I am Dr Isla Fishburn and I have dedicated my life so far to learning, exploring, teaching and combining all of my skills and knowledge to make life better for you, for your dog(s) and for all of life.
I am a scientist and earth based teacher - I combine my love of science and indigenous wisdom to expand your knowledge and connection to the intricacies of a dog's world and just how our own wellness can influence how our dog feels and responds! I am passionate about our dogs living happy and healthy lives, which by default, means I am passionate about you living a life you love and on a planet that is also healthy and happy. You see, the wellness of your dog is SO MUCH more than just focusing on him/her!
This is a course like no other!
With over SEVENTEEN HOURS (yes, you read that right) of film plus written content, I take you on a wonderful, easy to follow, in depth journey of canine wellness - emotional, physical, physiological, spiritual, nutritional and cellular health.
It combines science with indigenous knowledge, it combines canine health and human health, it combines the need to care for our earth to care for our dogs because, as you will discover, the health of your dog's and his/her cells is interconnected to the health of the Earth.
Being genetically ancient canines and, therefore, having an indigenous blueprint Dr Isla explores how, why, when, what and who our dogs are as individuals, as social group animals, as ecosystems and, most importantly, as cellular beings whose energy states can become compromised through several "gateways" that affect the vibrational, emotional, physiological, mental, spiritual, nutritional and physical wellness of a dog.
The course is broken down in to four modules:
MODULE 1 - CANINE WELLNESS (14 lessons)
The running theme is educating YOU not only about how we need to consider and understand a dog as a domestic animal, but first and foremost understanding our dogs as a genetically ancient canine living in a modern day world. From this perspective, this can create a constant state or prolonged state of sympathetic activation within a dog's ecosystem. I guide YOU through how to consider a dog as an ecosystem, what this means and the energy gateways of the canine wellness wheel (there is a human one too!). The wellness wheel “feeds” a dog's ancient immune, digestive, nervous and energy ecosystem and can influence anything from behaviour to illness. So, the first module begins with the canine wellness wheel and what this means. It takes you through the different energy gateways that can either feed a dog's ecosystem for resilience or one of distress and disturbance. It includes subjects such as safety, diet and digestion, social interactions, rest, emotional balance and so much more!
MODULE 2 - FUNCTIONAL CHARACTER AND GROUP DYNAMICS (17 lessons)
This module explores ALL (well, not quite all) you need to know about how we can view a dog's functional character as a social group animal; how these different characters complement or oppose others when we look at group composition, interaction and multi-dog households. There are eight functional characters I discuss, that provide insight in to how these functional characters work, operate, what to expect, how to co-exist and their profiles. Within this section I also teach you about population dynamics and how we can understand group composition from the perspective of a dog; from a pure ecological and population dynamics perspective how we can learn when two or more dogs will complement, when they will oppose and the spatial and temporal changes in a group composition that we must consider.
MODULE 3 - LIFE STAGES AND BEING A SOCIAL CANINE (12 lessons)
This module is all about life stages and being a social canine. This explores my teachings of what to include, do and allow when we have a puppy or rescue dog. It understands the dog from their perspective - their language, behaviour, communication, interaction and how we can co-exist with dogs fairly, respectfully and cooperatively. It explores the natural life stages dogs “graduate” through, how to support them with socialising and learning, how and why trauma can affect a dog and how this can impact their functioning and acceptance of their environment, play and so much more!
MODULE 4 - KACHINA WELLNESS (11 lessons)
Finally, the last module is all about Kachina Wellness - it is a series of lessons that explore the more holistic therapies that I love to use to improve canine wellness. This includes shamanic drumming, plant medicine, other forms of energy medicine, body work, breath work and looking within ourselves to improve our dog's wellness! A huge part of my work is to empower YOU, too, to live from your true self and in a place of expansion and limitless beliefs; the place where we live from in our body, mind and spirit can and does really affect our dog too!
BONUS SECTION! (9 sections)
There is also a huge bonus section that provides you with videos, instruction and guidance on some of the therapies I discuss within the modules so that you can practice on your own dogs.
You get exclusive access to the PRIVATE Facebook group, meet like-minded people, just like you and receive MORE of my teachings!
If you’re ready to go deeper and sink in to the fascinating world of canine wellness then...let your wellness journey begin!
I care about you AND your dog!
Co-existing with a dog is about a partnership, a co-creative way of living and having complete trust with each other. I want this to be the same for you and me. Your investment is important to me and I value your commitment and feel you’re on the fence, finger poised over the enroll button. I want you to have FULL TRUST in me and what value I can bring to you, your dog and the work you do. I want you to feel 100% certain that my teachings are going to change your life and the way you interact, live, understand and love your dog.
Remember, you get lifetime access to this incredible content and this community. You can watch the lessons as often and as much as you like, wherever you like, in whatever you like – onesie, speedo’s, PJs, butt naked, in a full evening gown!
This is a game changer for you! This is a life changer for your dog. This is your time to EXPAND in every way – your knowledge, your teachings, your life, your relationship with your dog and so much more! This is TRANSFORMATIONAL! This is JUST the beginning!
I want my course to INSPIRE you to take ACTION and become the best you can be, not only for your dog but also for yourself. You see, whilst the course heavily focuses on canine wellness, a huge part of this includes your own wellness and living a life that YOU truly love!
Who is the course for?
- For canine professionals whether you are just starting out or are established
- For ANYONE who is a dog guardian and lives with a dog
- For ANYONE in the canine industry - vets, vet nurses, behaviourists, trainers, groomers, dog walkers, dog rescues, assistance dogs
- For ANYONE who is heart centred, compassionate and cares about making a difference for dogs, themselves and the earth!
- For ANYONE ready to make a change in how they co-exist and relate to dogs
- For ANYONE who feels there is so much MORE to learn about canine wellness than what they are currently being offered
- For ANYONE who is ready to EXPAND in their awareness, appreciation and consciousness
- For ANYONE who wants to step fully in to their power, confidence and discernment and acknowledge their ability
- For ANYONE who wants to become part of a tribe where your wellness is just as important
This is not for you if:
- You are expecting a quick fix or magic manual to get solutions
- You have a restricted mindset and are not yet open to new approaches
- Your belief is that training and training alone is all that is required for a dog to be happy and healthy
- You consider yourself separate and superior to other forms of life
What have people got to say?
The most thought provoking, informative course I have ever done. Not only taking a dog back to its indigenous past, but back to the actual cells where everything begins. So easy to understand in Isla’s wonderful, relaxed delivery. I have been waiting all my life for a course like this. At long last, I am beginning to truly understand my dogs, and I love them even more
The online course is completely rocking my world. Fills in gap of knowledge for me and completes links that I had seen probable but are deemed possible. For me it is canine holistic therapy, neurological development, and working with identity of dogs and self. Working with primal knowledge and natural understandings that have nearly been lost. Canine PROFESSIONAL OF 15 YEARS AND I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM THE ONE INVESTMENT into continuing my professional development. If you're on the edge of purchasing, don't put it off! Just go for it! My house has never been so contented" “I’m so impressed with the online course Isla. I expected it to be good but it’s way beyond good. It’s full of heart, enlightening and packed full with unique learning and empathy for our dogs in our world. Thank you!
This course will change the way you view your dog and help deepen your understanding of who they truly are. Its fascinating, eye opening & set out in an easy and simple way to work through. I'm now always considering functional characters when chatting to people about their dogs. They are amazed when a dogs behaviours are re-framed. We all do our best until we know better. And this course makes it better
Well, I'm 3/4 the way through your course and absolutely loving it! You are such a brilliant speaker, and you teach it in such a wonderful and enthusiastic manner. I've been telling my vet nurses and vets about you too. I'm hoping to finish the course this weekend, in amongst the 'ah ha' moments I'm having when recognising my past and present dogs functional characters! Just brilliant! [The course] should be taught in vet school
I am loving every minute of it. I have learnt so much already. I look at my own dogs in a different light, appreciate them even more. This course is so thought provoking and makes you take a step back and look at you, how you interact with your dog. If you are thinking about commencing this course, just do it. I am so glad I did.
Just bloody get on it! Stop dithering! Best investment I've made in my canine career! Just to add I've never met Dr. Isla Fishburn, but after going through the course, you get a feel for her honesty, humour (team huffle puff) and unreserved, open style of teaching. Getting to the root of genetically ancient canines in our modern canine crisis (I work In rescues) I've devoured most commercial courses/ as well as specialist trauma courses, and Ive learned more in this canine wellness course then all of them put together. So dive in!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Twenty four hours! I am JOKING!! Man! There is so much material for you that I think FOREVER is a reasonable offer to your much appreciated investment! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So drink it up, bathe in it, dance with it all in one weekend (you'll get brain ache for sure!) or soak it up in your own time. It's your choice!
Do I need any background knowledge?
Nope, nada, none! Whether you are a first time dog guardian, just starting your canine business or are a canine professional - this course is for everyone that lives, breaths and LOVES dogs (as well as life itself)!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
I have put so much energy in to this course, ensuring it is almost perfect (cos' nothing ever is totally perfect or we would have no room for learning and growing, right), so I would be interested to learn why you were not loving the course and feeling its vibe! However, by committing to pay and access the course is an investment that I am certain you won't be disappointed in and refunds are not given as an exchange.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I want you to be absolutely certain that this course is for you (I mean, why would it not be!) and I am grateful for your interest. Your investment is important to me so I want to make sure we have dotted the i's and crossed the t's before you commit - we'll have no fear patterns here! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to answer your question(s).