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Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With Your Dog!

Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With Your Dog!

It’s a special time of year for family and that includes the furry members of our families too! Dogs have gone from wolves in the wild that hunted for themselves to our best friends that cuddle on the couch with us for hours. In a way, we form our own packs with them, although they function differently than real wolf packs do. Set aside some quality time for pack bonding! Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the holidays with your dog.

C3: Meet the Working Group of Canines

C3: Meet the Working Group of Canines

Dog breed groups include Working, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Hound, Herding, Terrier, and Toy groups. These groups were organized based on what purpose the breed was intended for. Today, we’ll share information about the Working Dogs group.

What were real dire wolves like?

What were real dire wolves like?

You probably know about dire wolves from the famous book series and TV show, Game of Thrones. In that series, dire wolves play an important role as the symbol of House Stark and as the companions to the Stark children. But you may not have known that dire wolves didn’t come from the imagination of George R. R. Martin.

How do wolves keep warm in the winter?

How do wolves keep warm in the winter?

As it gets colder, we wear more layers of clothing when we venture outside. Wolves don’t need to do anything. They’re much better adapted to cold weather than we are. Thanks to their winter adaptations, wolves can live in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Introducing C3: 7 Breed Groups of Dogs

Introducing C3: 7 Breed Groups of Dogs

There are 7 BREED GROUPS of dogs in the world? Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about a few unique qualities and characteristics of each. Join our Canines, Carnivores, and Conservation team as we explore some of the history and fascinating qualities of 7 BREED GROUPS OF DOGS.

WERC’s holiday gratitude and focus

WERC’s holiday gratitude and focus

For wolves, the family is everything. Family helps ensure the pups learn the right skills, takes down large prey for everyone to eat, and keeps everyone working together.

Meet P2W Instructor Curt Moothart

Meet P2W Instructor Curt Moothart

Meet Curt Moothart! He’s one of our classroom instructors! Curt Moothart was born and raised in Decorah, Iowa – a small town known for its Norwegian heritage, hiking trails, Dunning’s Spring Park and Water, and the world-famous Decorah eagles! Raised on a large Quarter Horse farm, a lifelong love for animals and nature was established early on. 

What does the Endangered Species Act do?

What does the Endangered Species Act do?

What do red wolves, tigers, sea otters, and black-footed ferrets have in common? They’re all protected by the Endangered Species Act. What does the ESA do? 

How do wolves help their prey by hunting them?

How do wolves help their prey by hunting them?

Wolves are opportunistic hunters. They go for the easier kill. They’ll take their time and follow a herd of deer or elk until they can pick out whichever animal is the weakest link in the group. They may follow the group for miles before striking. 

What traits do real wolves and werewolves have in common?

What traits do real wolves and werewolves have in common?

Did you have a good Halloween? We hope so! Today we’re wrapping up our werewolf series by connecting the characterizations of werewolves we see in popular media with real information about the wolves that they’re based on!

Where does the term “lone wolf” come from?

Where does the term “lone wolf” come from?

This term “lone wolf” has been used since the early 20th century – at first to describe people who were loners and didn’t interact with others, but more recently we’ve heard it to describe lone attackers. 

What exactly does our outreach look like?

What exactly does our outreach look like?

We discuss how important outreach is all the time. It’s vital to developing someone’s interest in science and uncovering the misunderstandings that our carnivores face every day.  

The unexpected causes and cures of being a werewolf

The unexpected causes and cures of being a werewolf

We know that in the 16th and 17th centuries people believed in werewolves and trials ran rampant. Werewolves, while in wolf form, were thought to be bloodthirsty and out of control. So what did people think turned someone into a werewolf?

What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

What’s the difference between your dog and a wolf?

All dogs are descended from wolves. Dogs separated from wolves between 15,000 to 40,000 years ago. Scientists can’t seem to fully agree on when they became the domesticated, adorable companions we love so much. Some think there was one domestication event, some think...

THE SECRET IMPACT OF WOLVES THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
By The Wolf Education and Research Center

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU START YOUR BIOLOGY CAREER
By Biologist Jeremy Heft of the Wolf Education and Research Center

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