Join us for an upcoming online talk given by Monty Sloan of Wolf Park: January 8th, 2014 (8:00-9:30 pm EST)
Hosted by E-training for Dogs Ethology & Canine Behavior Lecture Series.
Chomp: Predatory Behavior in Wolves and Dogs
In addressing how dogs are similar and how they are different from the wolf in terms of development, ecology, and behavior, one needs to look at the basic functions and development of predation in the wolf. The obligate progression of predatory behaviors seen in wolves exist to varying degrees, but have been modified, in some cases nearly to the point of non-existence, in dogs. With a focus on wolf predatory behaviour, emphasizing field studies in Yellowstone and Isle Royale, this program will address ontological development, effects of the environment and learning, as well as individual variations of behavior in the wolf. Comparisons will be drawn to dogs, and some of the differences seen in various dog breeds.
Monty Sloan has been working with captive wolves since 1984 where he got his start as an undergrad student at UC Berkeley. After several years working with wolves in California and Washington, he joined the staff at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, Indiana, www.wolfpark.org
Monty is currently the Staff Photographer of Wolf Park. Aside from photography, Monty is a senior wolf handler at the Park. Wolf handling, management and care are just a few of his duties. He also assists in research and lectures at the many behavior seminars on wolves given at Wolf Park. Monty also gives seminars in Europe on captive wolf care & handling, behavior, comparisons to dogs, wolf ecology and wolf conservation.