Karin Pienaar

Areas: Johannesburg
Email: karin@thinkingpets.com

Karin has been working in the field of animal behaviour and behaviour therapy in South Africa since 1997. She studied Animal Behaviour in the UK through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) and is a qualified Practitioner member of the CAPBT in the UK.

She worked as a behaviour practitioner for 9 years in Cape Town, but then moved to Johannesburg in 2007, where she established the highly successful ThinkingPets COAPE SA practice with her business partners, which now has numerous franchised dog training facilities and behaviour practices throughout South Africa.

Karin helps clients with feline and canine behaviour problems on a daily basis, and spends most of her time presenting the prestigious COAPE courses (Including the Advanced Diploma in Behaviour) as one of only two Practitioners licensed internationally to offer COAPE’s courses. In addition to frequently appearing on Talk Radio 702/567 Cape Talk, Karin is also part of the “Animal Talk” radio team. She writes for Animal Talk, Cat’s Life and several overseas magazines and is also contracted to Eukanuba as their Behaviour Specialist and to presents seminars across South Africa for Eukanuba trainers to provide on-going education and high standards in all their puppy schools.

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