Raising Canine

The Effects of Domestication on Behavior and the Differences Between Dogs & Wolves

Course Information:

This is a fascinating discussion on the differences between wild and domesticated animals, using wolves and dogs as our subject matter. If you have any interest in ethology or questions about the validity of dominance in companion animals, this course is a must. It will help you distinguish between normal dog behavior and normal wolf behavior, and will also help you when dealing with a variety of dog breeds, since certain adaptive behaviors have been exaggerated in the selective breeding of dogs. You’ll also learn about instinctive drift, motor patterns and we’ll touch on hybrid wolves. Ken works with the people at Wolf Park on a regular basis and has had extensive experience with pet dogs, wolves and rare dog breeds.

Pre-requisites OR Target Level of Knowledge: n/a
Instructor: Ken McCort
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
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Course Length: 1 hour
Original Air Date: 2005

Course Cost: $30.00

Contact Information: sue@raisingcanine.com

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