Four DVD Set:
This set of four DVDs collects:
Ray Coppinger 2 DVD Set: Emotions, Intelligence and the Behaviour of Dogs
Ray Coppinger 2 DVD Set: Of Wolves and Dogs
Now only $50!
Mexico City Dump Dogs:
(A 5-hour DVD)
Now only $15!
By studying the dog worldwide Ray and Lorna Coppinger propose that it evolved as a highly successful scavenger with its behavior then being shaped by the environment and the effects of human adoption. These processes have made the dog the most successful wolf ever, yet also something interestingly bizarre, which is discussed at length in this seminar.
Part 1: An Introduction to Village Dogs and the Mexico City Dump An overview of village dogs around the world, heading for Mexico and its amazing dump dog population. Why are the Mexico City Dump Dogs so interesting to all of us who raise, train or show dogs or simply revel in the 'pety-ness', and crucial to our understanding of dog behavior and population adaptation and survival.
Part 2: The Behavioral Ecology of Dogs A fascinating examination of what Darwin didn't know about dogs: how dogs earn a living biologically and an exploration of the costs involved. Founder effects and natural selection at work in the dump. Methods of studying behavioral ecology: are the Mexico City Dump Dogs all that different to those living in other ecosystems? What can the behavior of dump dogs tell us about that of our own captive pet dogs?
Part 3: The Evolution of Dog Behavior Exploring the similarity of village dogs around the world from Ethiopia to Mexico and their relationships with people. The Mexico City Dump Dogs don't really need the people who live alongside them, so why do they like each other? Why is life in the Mexico City Dump a foraging, social and reproductive paradise for the dump dogs, except for the juveniles? Observing the continuous evolution of dog behaviour in the dump.
Part 4: Village Dog Welfare and Management. An invited discussion on stage; with Professor Coppinger are Elly Hilby, Jack Johnston and Tam Watson on canine welfare and population control projects around the world, with comment and questions from the audience followed by closing remarks.
Ray Coppinger 2 DVD Set: Emotions, Intelligence and the Behaviour of Dogs:
(A 9-hour double DVD set)
In this, his second major seminar in the UK, Ray brings together his life's work to explore the emotions, intelligence and development of the behavior of dogs. He also explores the genetic and experiential basis to learning in a fascinating, scientific and yet practical light.
CONTENTS: 1. The Natural History of Canids, 2. Behavoral Ecology & Evolution, 3. Ethology, 4. Motor Patterns & how they are measured. 5. Cognition 1 - Are dogs intelligent? Do dogs have a 'mind'? 6. Cognition 2 - What is play? Is it linked to intelligence?, 7. Are Dogs Emotional?, 8. Emergent Behavior: Bringing learning, development and behavior into context.
Ray Coppinger 2 DVD Set: Of Wolves and Dogs:
(A 9-hour double DVD set)
If you couldn't attend this incredible meeting on the domestication of the dog from the wolf, the biology and evolution of village dogs, the fascinating story of the development of types and modern breeds of dog, the development of motor patterns in the puppy, the great 6000+ livestock guarding dog project in the USA, the mechanics, selection and training of working types such as assistance dogs and sled dogs etc, then you missed a real treat.
The seminar proved to be a most amazing, eye opening and highly entertaining discourse on the behavior and nature of the dog from one of the world's leading biologists in the field. The full event has been professionally produced on video, and so now you can view the whole event at home. The video is shown "as it happened". There has been very minimal editing of the lectures, and with all the slides inserted into the film for full clarity of each topic as it is discussed.