“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) and a PhD in Ethology.
During my PhD I conducted research on social learning and imitation in dogs with Prof. Ádám Miklósi at the Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest.
I have also worked as a Dog Trainer in Happy Dog School (Como) where I gave courses and counseling on dogs’ behavioral problems
I teach social learning in dogs at the University of Pisa and Padova and give several seminars on this topic.
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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 English by Dogwise, in German and Russian by Dogfriend and in Spanish by Dogalia
Now I work mainly as a researcher on dogs’ social learning and imitative abilities but 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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