From the Dog Division
Sarah Fulcher is a dedicated and passionate dog trainer living in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. She first started working with dogs in 2001, taking in shelter animals that needed training. Volunteering as a foster home for rescue organizations for many years provided Sarah more valuable experience. She lived with and trained many different canine personalities, and has experience and success with many traditionally difficult to train breeds.
From the Horse Division
Justine Harrison is an IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant and trainer based in the North West of England. She is also a member of the IAABC application review committee. Justine provides horse behaviour consultations, trains horses and mentors students. She uses the science of behaviour and learning to help horse owners and trainers throughout the UK solve a wide range of behaviour problems including separation anxiety, aggression, phobias and stereotypies.
From the Cat Division
Who would still ask if cats grieve? That emotion, however a cat’s experience is seen through our poor human lens, is one where accusations of anthropomorphizing can be just wrong.
Clients plead, “I just want to know what my cat is going through. What can I do?” Good question. We still don’t know much.
From the Parrot Division
Pat Anderson is an anthropologist, anthrozoologist, and archaeologist who has been studying the human-avian bond since 1999. Pat completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of Chicago (1998). She annually teaches a senior/graduate level course in Anthrozoology, the study of human-animal relationships, to students in the Zoo & Aquarium Studies Program and others at Western Illinois University where she is tenured as Associate Professor. Pat has presented her research into the human-avian bond both nationally and internationally to organizations such as the Annual Parrot Lover’s Cruise, the American Federation of Aviculture, the International Society for Anthrozoology, Midwest Sociology Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, and the Midwest Fur Fest. This research has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed conference presentations, peer-reviewed articles, a scientific book chapter, and book reviews. Pat is a co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Anthrozoös, which is published by the International Society for Anthrozoology.