The Team

KATE MALLATRATT canine behaviourist & product designer

Kate is responsible for the day to day running of PickPocket Fabric Food foragers which she manages alongside Contemplating Canines, her force-free behaviour and training business, in East Devon, UK. Kate holds an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (with distinction) from Compass Education Ltd, she is the author of the book Home Alone & Happy and writes regular columns on canine behaviour for Animal Therapy Magazine. Kate is responsible for the day to day running of PickPocket Fabric Food foragers which she manages alongside Contemplating Canines, her force-free behaviour and training business, in East Devon, UK.
Kate holds an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (with distinction) from Compass Education Ltd, she is the author of the book Home Alone & Happy and writes regular columns on canine behaviour for Animal Therapy Magazine.Kate is responsible for the day to day running of PickPocket Fabric Food foragers which she manages alongside Contemplating Canines, her force-free behaviour and training business, in East Devon, UK.
Kate holds an advanced diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (with distinction) from Compass Education Ltd, she is the author of the book Home Alone & Happy and writes regular columns on canine behaviour for Animal Therapy Magazine.istinction) from Compass Education Ltd, she is the author of the book Home Alone & Happy and writes regular columns on canine behaviour for Animal Therapy Magazine.

SOPHIE RED REILLY trainer, canine enrichment tutor & product designer 

Sophie is a love-filled dog trainer who has turned her passion for canine enrichment into a thriving business. Through her Cheshire-based business Dogginess, she visits dogs in their home delivering her unique one-to-one enrichment sessions, bringing the joy of enrichment to dogs and clients alike. She runs her popular Facebook page Canine Enrichment Joy as an activity resource for dog owners looking for enrichment ideas and is a proud and grateful member of the world-famous Canine Enrichment Facebook group admin team.

When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none.  

When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. When it comes to canine enrichment, Sophie’s creativity, ideas and resourcefulness for DIY enrichment are second to none. 

SUE HANSLOW pet owner, retired nurse and sewing hobbyist
Hello everyone! Right from my birth, dogs have been part of my life. I grew up in a household full of dogs, as my mother bred Chihuahuas in the 1950’s. Much has advanced over the years regarding our beloved fur friends’ care: diet, grooming, healthcare, training and stimulation have changed out of all recognition, but when animals come into your life with health and mobility issues, you realise how important mental stimulation becomes. A bored dog can have many behavioural problems, just as a sick or old dog needs stimulation when exercise is not an option. Stimulation of the brain realises endorphins – this we know as our ‘happy pill’ – and these endorphins also release an opiate receptor acting as an analgesic. For this reason mental enrichment through foraging helps our fur friends to feel great! When Kate approached me with her idea for a fully washable feeding mat for her clients’ dogs, I designed the first prototype Pickpocket and the rest is history!