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Wolf Park's seminars provide unique opportunities for animal lovers and professionals in the animal industry to advance their knowledge about animal training, welfare, and ethology from some of the top experts in the field. Our seminars are primarily lecture-based but often integrate training demonstrations and presentations from Wolf Park staff.

We are still in the process of booking our 2021 schedule. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Website for updates.

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Helping Dogs in Difficulties (Virtual Seminar) with Clive Wynne, PhD

February 20, 2021


Over 70 million dogs live in people’s homes in the United States and, for the most part, they get along very well. Sometimes, however, problems develop and these can lead to a breakdown in the dog-human relationship. Clive Wynne will introduce some basic principles of applied behavior analysis and show how they can be deployed to help dogs in the animal shelter and the home.

Clive Wynne with Wolf

Dog is Love, Wolf is Wild (Virtual Seminar) with Clive Wynne, PhD

May 01, 2021


In this virtual seminar, Clive Wynne will discuss the latest discoveries in canine science and will explore why wolves and dogs are distinctly different across many realms. Participants will gain an appreciation of how a dog’s heart (capacity for affection) rather than its smarts made it so successful in a human-dominated world.

Entraîner sans devoir être Alpha with Jean Lessard

May 21-23, 2021


(Please note: this seminar will be entirely in French)

Venez vous joindre au Wolf Park alors que nous accueillons Jean Lessard MCP (CDT), auteur, conférencier, éducateur canin canadien de renom, dans notre série annuelle de séminaires! Dans ce séminaire de 3 jours, Jean discutera des mythes, légendes et fausses croyances entourant les loups et les chiens, et des principales différences entre eux.

Behavior Buzz: Special Topics with Susan Friedman, PhD

June 12-13, 2021


Join Dr. Susan Friedman, world-renowned animal behaviorist, for a series of special topic presentations. You will dive in-depth into subjects like errorless learning and emotions. Lectures will be complemented by training demonstrations from Wolf Park staff and ambassador animals.

Applied Ethology & Family Dog Mediation Professional Certificate Course –
The L.E.G.S.® of the 21st Century Dog with Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, FDM

August 4 – 8, 2021


This full certificate course in Applied Ethology and Family Dog Mediation provides a thorough scientific examination of the intersection of canine and human evolution, welfare, behavior, and relationship in the modern world – filling in a critical information and credential gap for dog behavior professionals in the industry.


“Unleash” Your Dog’s Personality Through Play! with Beth Duman, CPDT

November 6-7, 2021


Whether you are a seasoned trainer or just in love with your family pet, this workshop will take you to the next level of on your training journey. In this hands-on weekend you will learn and practice games with a variety of dogs and, of course, learn from Wolf Park’s ambassador animals. Veterinarian Chris Albert will update us on de-stressing vet visits.