Anectotes from the daily life among dogs and wolves: our students, trainees and collaborators cover the newest ongoings at the WSC.
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I have my own project where we are training the wolf puppies to walk on the treadmill with a human social support. We are also training some of the dogs. It is really cool to see how they react to the treadmill.
In the weeks and months to come I will focus on reliably identifying the animals, observing them, reading up on the literature, and planning my tests. So, while there’s a lot more to my project than simply collecting pee, it is an essential part of it - so some of my colleagues have started to call it a PeehD ;)
The first signs are unmistakable. The Wildpark team is busy with preparations, our tour guide coordinator Christian calls for a meeting, the touristic calendar is getting more stuffed every day, and I have the feeling of a buzzing beehive inside my head.
Since January 2017 I am working twice a week (among my dog trainer duties in the Clever Dog Lab) in the WSC to train the animals there – in detail 17 dogs and 17 wolves. So I was “borrowed” to support the WSC trainers in training the animals to …
Last week a two-day excursion to Grünau, the roots of the WSC, was organized for the people working at the WSC (staff, volunteers and students). The first day started with a welcome lunch, followed by a tour around the KLF (Konrad Lorenz …