Sarah Fulcher, CDBC on May 01, 2015
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. Sarah is an open minded trainer who has experience with many different training methods, but discovered clicker training several years ago. She immediately found it to be a powerful training system and has enjoyed expanding her skills in marker training. She has trained several species of animals including dogs, cats, chickens, parrots, and horses.
Dedicated to continuing education, she has background in animal behaviour at university, a Certificate in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, and, most recently, completed the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program in 2013. She continues to grow and learn as a trainer.
Sarah is a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants and a Certified Trick Dog Trainer. She is a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She presents workshops throughout North America on various subjects and was selected to do a Shorts presentation at the 2014 APDT conference. Sarah also attends several educational conferences, seminars, and webinars each year.
With her dogs (Siberian huskies, Belgian shepherd, and new Australian Shepherd puppy), Sarah has trained, competed, or titled in many dog sports including obedience, rally obedience, skijorring, dog sledding, agility, musical freestyle, herding, tricks, and nose work.
Sarah specializes in behaviour problems, but most of all, she loves helping people build positive relationships with their pets. She runs her business, Barks and Recreation Pet Services Inc., at home in Trail, BC with her husband Cameron. She and Cameron are active volunteers in their community, particularly for the local BC SPCA.