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"Dog is Love, Wolf is Wild" with Clive Wynne - October 17th, 2020

Regular price $150.00

“Dog is Love, Wolf is Wild: Cross-Analysis of Canid Behavior” One Day Seminar with Clive Wynne

October 17, 2020

Dog is Love. Wolf is Wild. Cross-Analysis of Canid Behavior – Clive Wynne

Any dog lover will tell you dogs are special creatures. But until recently, science has not determined what exactly makes dogs so unique. Clive Wynne, a pioneer in canine science, led the way to finally prove, unequivocally, the answer dog lovers have known for years: dog is love. This conclusion emerged through ground-breaking experiments comparing domestic dogs with the wolves at Wolf Park.

In this seminar, Clive Wynne will discuss the latest discoveries in canine science, ranging from ethological (behavioral) studies to modern methods including brain scans, hormonal analyses, and genetic tests. Wynne will also explore why two canid cousins, wolves and dogs, though so closely related they are no longer considered distinct species, are distinctly different across many realms. Seminar 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. Attendees will also discover how a scientific approach to behavior can help humans and dogs live more successful lives together.

In addition, Wolf Park staff will provide a training demonstration to show how we work with socialized wolves using positive reinforcement training. Wolf behavior and body language will also be interpreted throughout the demonstration.

Topics Covered

  • The crucial behavioral differences between dogs and wolves.
  • How animals can form affectionate bonds with members of other species.
  • Dominance in animal behavior and its relevance to pet behavioral problems.
  • How learning theory and ethology can combine to help animals with behavioral difficulties.

Clive Wynne, PhD, is the director of research at Wolf Park, founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University (ASU), and author of the 2019 book Dog is Love. Prior to ASU, he founded the Canine Cognition and Behavior Laboratory at the University of Florida, the first lab of its kind in the United States. He has traveled from Nicaragua to Vienna to study dogs and wolves and gives frequent presentations to audiences across the world. His findings and insights appear in Psychology Today, New Scientist, New York Times, and within over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that count among the most highly cited studies on dog psychology. In addition, Wynne has been featured in several television documentaries about dog science on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC. He currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and their dog, Xephos.

Continuing Education Units
This seminar has been approved by CCPDT for 7 CEUs for behavior consultants.

Date, Cost, Dietary Information

There are two options for this seminar, both on October 17th, 2020.

The in-person option will be held at Wolf Park, with Clive Wynne presenting virtually on a large screen in our conference center. The seminar will be held from 10am – 6pm and will include an opportunity to meet some of our ambassador animals through-the-fence (protected contact) and see the rest of our facility after the presentations conclude. The price is $125 for the seminar only, or $150 for the seminar + Clive Wynne’s book Dog is Love

The virtual option will be held from 10am – 5pm and is $50 for the seminar. You will receive a Google Meets invitation prior to the seminar. There will be opportunities to engage and ask questions throughout the seminar.

No meals are provided with this seminar. You will have an hour break for lunch.

Refund Policy
Cancellations occurring greater than 10 days prior to the seminar can apply 75% of the registration fee to another seminar. Arrangements for transfer must occur by the end of the calendar year. If arrangements do not occur; your fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation. No refunds if cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the seminar. Only if the seminar is canceled by Wolf Park will the fee be refunded.

If you have any questions, please email christopher@wolfpark.org.