This seminar will look at the similarities and the
differences in wolves in dogs. Many visitors that come to Wolf Park see the
Staff interacting with our socialized wolves and comment "my dog does that!"
Our wolves have been trained to do behaviors on command such as sitting and even
dancing, but make no mistake, they are not the same as your household pet!
by Wolf Park's Head Animal Curator, Pat Goodmann, who has over 38 years of
experience working with captive wolves, this seminar will be insightful for
everyone from the casual dog owner to world-class dog trainers, and of course
for wolf lovers! During this seminar, you will get several opportunities to
enter the enclosures with our socialized wolves and see how different they
We will also discuss the differences between our wolves and their
wild cousins. Some of the topics covered include dominance, fear and submissive
behavior and dog evolution.
Early Saturday and Sunday mornings participants get
to sit with Pat Goodmann, behavior guru, and observe the main pack while Pat
narrates. These observation periods are a great way to see what is covered in
the seminar first hand.
There are also two opportunities to join our popular
Howl Night program after the seminar in the evenings. The seminar includes
three very full days of activities.
All three lunches plus two simple
breakfasts are included in the fee, plus a one year single membership to Wolf
Park. We provide you with a ceramic Wolf Park mug for use all weekend, and as a
souvenir. A binder with all basic information about Wolf Park will also be
provided. Our Wolf Management Chapter and our Wolf Ethogram, which is used by
researchers all over the world, will be given to participants upon arrival.