THE WORLD OF WOLF DOGS
A seminar for Professional Dog Trainers and Behaviour Counsellors
Saturday 18th November 2017
Wolfdogs have only been legal in the UK as pets for about a decade. Although rare, they are growing swiftly in popularity. A lack of information/misrepresentation has caused many professionals to be sceptical about these animals. This seminar is designed to separate the facts from the fiction.
The seminar is led by Sam Redmond DipCABT (COAPE) NOCN and Natalie Lagstrom
BSc(Hons) Behavioural Science, MSc Animal Behaviour. Both are involved in the world of wolf dogs, Sam on a professional level and Natalie and as an owner, behaviour specialist, acting handler and very occasional breeder.
Sam and Natalie are both positive trainers who focus on the emotions of our dogs and train through choice and reward.
Sam will cover the differences between hybrids, wolf dogs and the look alike types. We will look at what animals are in the country, how they are categorised, what you might see in practice and what you will not see. Sam will also draw on her experience partnering with breeders in a professional capacity demonstrating how this can create stable animals and reduce rehoming.
Natalie will talk you through the behaviour and training differences between wolves, wolf dogs and dogs. She’ll discuss how the different wolfdog types create different practical issues to live, train and work with and discuss some of the common training and behaviour issues found in her caseload.
After lunch there will be a workshop where you can get some hands on practical experience with a variety of wolfdogs of different content levels, breed types, training backgrounds and ages.
£80 per person including lunch
with the opportunity to handle dogs
Sam Redmond qualified through COAPE as behaviour specialist and is a member of CAPBT and the PPG. Sam has spent a number of years working closely with the breeders of the wolf look a like breeds developing owner support programmes and training workshops. Over recent years this has expanded to include wolfdogs and although Sam doesn’t own one she has spent a significant amount of time around them and working with them.
Natalie Lagstrom has both a degree and masters in Animal Behaviour. She has worked as a behaviourist/trainer for 18 years and has owned and trained wolfdogs for acting, modelling and educational work for over ten years. She is a co-founder of W.O.L.F. (World Of Lupines Foundation) – an educational organisation, owner support group and register for ethical breeders.