COAPE International Partner.
DipCABT (COAPE) OCN, CertCAB, CAPBT Practitioner, CAB.
Karin has been working in the field of animal behaviour therapy since 1997. She completed her Diploma in Animal Behaviour in the UK with COAPE. She is a member of both the CAPBT and ICAN and is an International Certified Animal Behaviourist (CAB).
After more than 20 years of consulting with dog and cat owners, Karin now focuses mainly on managing COAPE International, presenting the COAPE Diploma and mentoring students. She is also responsible for course advancement and developed the industry-changing MHERA™ concept which is now taught as a core component of the COAPE approach. Karin is the Behaviour Consultant to numerous pet companies such as Eukanuba and Ascendis Animal Health and is a regular contributor to several local and international magazines, as well as appearing on television and radio when time allows.
She heads the Enrichment Partnership Program between COAPE International and several captive wildlife facilities, where she and her team volunteer their time to develop bespoke enrichment programs to promote the behavioural and emotional health of the animals, as well as implementing consent-based training to facilitate stress-free husbandry and medical procedures in captive wildlife. The captive animal project provides the unique opportunity to apply COAPE’s MHERA™ and ESTA™ techniques to a huge variety of animal species, with great success to date.
When she has time to spare, she consults on particularly challenging cases and as an Expert Witness in legal cases involving Animal Behaviour.