“I was only a child when, for the first time my eyes met yours. You were the most wonderful creature I had ever met and for a few seconds you shared with me the river’s song. Then, trotting, you disappeared in the forest and I was left alone to follow you with my imagination. To you, wolf, I dedicate my research work.”
My name is Claudia Fugazza and I’ve grown up with my family dogs, who taught me how to love and respect animals.
I gave up my previous job to dedicate myself to my real passion: the study of dogs and wolves ethology.
I have a Degree in Dog Breeding and Dog Training Techniques, a Master in Ethology of Companion Animals and a Master in Dog Training (University of Pisa – Italy)
I’m a PhD student in Ethology with Prof. A. Miklosi at the University of Budapest and my research plan is on social learning and imitation in dogs.
I’m Dog Trainer in Happy Dog School (Como) where I give courses and counseling on dogs’ behavioral problems
I teach social learning in dogs at the University of Pisa and Padova.
I wrote a book and DVD on social learning in dog training: “DO AS I DO – Il cane impara guardandoci” edited by Haqihana, translated also in German by Dogfriend Publisher
Now I work mainly as a researcher on dogs’ social learning and imitative abilities and I often give seminars on Do as I Do in dog training and never give up the practice with dogs and owners, who are always my teachers.
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