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Seminars

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.

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“The Hour Between Wolf and Dog” with Dr. Clive Wynne, Dr. Monique Udell & Dr. Mariana Bentosela

*POSTPONED: New date will be selected soon*

$245 in-person | $145 virtual

The French saying, “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf,” refers to the hours of dusk when it is hard to differentiate a wolf from a dog. In this seminar we will explore this grey area between two closely related but often behaviorally and cognitively quite different species. The seminar will start by reviewing the latest findings from archeology and archaeogenetics on the origins of dogs, before focusing on the nature of the dog-human relationship and how dogs differ from their wolf ancestors in the formation of affectionate bonds.

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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 10 – 14, 2022

$1,600 / $1,300

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. Kim will discuss the essential role of the ethological lens in our professional task of understanding and mediating human-dog relationships. Seminarians will be guided through Kim’s trademarked L.E.G.S.® initiative (Learning, Environment, Genetics, and Self).

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Conservation Dogs Seminar with Conservation Dogs Collective, Inc.

November 12, 2022

$150

Join the Conservation Dogs Collective team for a full-day seminar that covers all things conservation detection dogs. You’ll learn about the what and why behind utilizing trained Finder-Keeper (dog-handler) teams to advance conservation efforts, study the body language of dogs when they’re sniffing for their target odor, and get live observation experience watching the CDCI Canine Finders doing scent detection tasks on the Wolf Park property.