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Dog Seminar - post weekend summary

August 03, 2016 | 1 Minute Read

The one and only chance, a priceless experience - Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Domestic Dog seminar with prof. Raymond Coppinger in Poland [Wroclaw]. The seminar divided into two parts:

  • Dog Ethology - ‘How the dog works?’
  • Dog Behavioral Ecology - ‘World is full of the free-living dogs’

Raymond Coppinger together with his wife Lorna are the creators of the modern theory explaining how dogs evolved from wolves (assuming they evolved from wolves at all), how they were domesticated by a human and why they succeeded in evolution. Currently professor Coppinger is also a lecturer at the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology in the UK.
This (2016) year two of his books were published (Rejoice in my bookworm heart!):

  • How Dogs Work? - written together with cognitive psychologist Mark Feinstein
  • What Is a Dog? - dedicated to professor Peter Neville and COAPE as an Association of Applied Pet Behaviorists and Trainers

Back home. I’m sure that dog ethology is one of my favorite specializations in canine science if not my choosen one.
Veni, Vidi, Vici. Think dog - dog ethology.


A year ago (2015) I took part in a COAPE seminar with Clive Wynne in Poland [Krakow] - The Most Recent Knowledge about the Roots, Behavior and Cognitive Processes of Domestic Dog.
Professor Wynne is the creator of the SPARCS project (Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science) and the author of Animal Cognition - the book translated into Polish and published right then.

Both mentioned dog seminars were organized by COAPE Polska.