K9BRATS has been established since 2008 and is now run by Karen Ingram who has over 15 years experience working with dogs in range of roles, from veterinary care to rescue. Karen is a highly qualified Clinical Animal Behaviourist with an honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Karen is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (mAPDT-00994) and is a registered practitioner for both training and behaviour with the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC).
Karen has a passion for agility and is an Agility Club Approved Instructor and a UKAgility judge. She is also a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme examiner.
Karen is supported by an excellent team of trainers:-
Claire Gratrix is our office manager and agility trainer. Claire has been training for over 10 years and has experience in a range of dog training disciplines, from running her own flyball club to competing in agility.
Claire is an Agility Club Approved Instructor and a UKAgility judge.
Julie Nelson is our Rally and Hoopers trainer and has a lifetime of experience in the dog world. She both breeds and shows her Lagatto Romagnolos and has competed in various disciplines. Julie is accredited instructor for Hoopers UK, a Kennel Club Rally judge and a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme examiner.
Laura Davey is our accounts manager and support agility trainer. Laura is a dedicated trainer and is an Agility Club Approved Instructor, a UKAgility Judge and a Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme examiner.