Accredited 1995 - Canine, Feline
Karen has been consulting pet owners since 1990 and has been running puppy classes since 1996. She has successfully treated hundreds of dogs and cats (and some owners) with behaviour problems and has gained recognition among veterinarians and animal trainers, with whom she works closely.
Karen has a B.A. degree in Social Sciences and Humanities, with special emphasis on social, developmental and educational Psychology. Included in the degree is one year of Biology. She has also worked as a qualified pre-primary school teacher. She also has a Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour from the Department of Veterinary Ethology at the University of Pretoria and a Certificate in Animal Assisted Activities from the Ethology Consultancy in Pretoria.
Karen specialises in:
- Puppy Pre-School
- Consultations involving people with special needs
- Animal Assisted Activites (educational and therapeutic)
Karen and Janet Sandell facilitated a voluntary animal education and therapy program called “ANIMALS FOR FUN!” Karen is also involved in training young behaviourists and is an agent for the Dog and Cat Behaviour Course presented by the Ethology Consultancy.