Sarah Fulcher

Sarah Fulcher

This is Sarah and she is a host of Hair of the Dog Podcast. Sarah Fulcher is a dedicated and passionate dog trainer living in New York City. She recently moved to NYC from BC, Canada to work for Instinct Dog Behavior and Training.

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 has also trained several species of animals including dogs, cats, chickens, parrots, and horses.

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.

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, graduated with distinction from the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional Program, completed the Living & Learning with Animals course through Behavior+ Works and most recently the IAABC Principles and Practice course. Sarah is proud to be a Certified Dog Behaviour Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants and is also a Certified Trick Dog Trainer. She continues to grow and learn as a 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 and 2015 APDT conferences. Sarah has recently joined the IAABC Board of Directors and will be a mentor trainer for the new IAABC Animal Behaviour Consulting Principles & Practice course. Sarah also attends several educational conferences, seminars, and webinars each year. She is a regular contributing author for, has been published in the APDT Chronicle of the Dog and participated in an award-winning group publication in the IACP Safe Hands journal.

With her dogs (Siberian huskies (past), Belgian shepherd, Australian Shepherd, and newly adopted Corgi), 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 such as fear, aggression, anxiety, and reactivity. Most of all, she loves helping people build strong relationships with their pets. She is excited for new challenges the big city will bring, and looking forward to helping New York City pets and their owners.

Rebecca Hoffman

Rebecca Hoffman

This is Rebecca she is producer and host of Hair of the Dog Podcast. She likes to drink and curse like a sailor. Rebecca has been involved in the dog world of the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly a decade. Her first dog was a Rat Terrier cross, named Oreo, that she raised from puppyhood to 14 years, starting when she was 15 years old. Adding a second dog, Floyd, to the mix when was 24, after working several years in the dog day care industry.

She demonstrated early on in her career a specialty for canine body language through her hearing disability (ironically she is the AUDIO producer of the show). While many would consider a hearing impairment to be a set back to overcome, it proved to be a huge asset for Rebecca, in helping manage dog playgroups and while working with otherwise difficult dogs. The absence of sound allowed for full concentration on the subtleties in each dog’s personal conversation styles. It’s been one of her greatest sources of pride.

Rebecca has spent the last several years building her skill set, expanding her knowledge, and working with a variety of dogs. Recently taking a hard dive into the dog sports world, her current dogs Archer, Cooper, and Fiver. Each compete, or are training up, in Flyball with Pacific Pups in California. Barn hunt has also been a recent endeavor, completely fascinated by a sport that started as instinct and turning it into a completely scent based game. Rebecca has been learning the fine art of coaching both serious and casual barn hunt competitors how to hunt with their dogs, and read their body language, in the sport. She also teaches puppy and adult classes with a well known bay area, CA company.

Rebecca looks forward to continuing to expand her knowledge and explore more balance in the canine world. The podcast has been a great source of networking and growth. She’d love to see how she can evolve it more and continue to share in the wonderful world of dog!