The Wolf in Your Home, How it Got There, and What to Do About It

Session Description: Domestic dogs, our canine companions, share a long history with humans. Tens of thousands of years. But they share an even longer history as wolves. About 300,000 years. In this program we will explore the baggage of being a biological wolf in a modern world, the burden of being a furry companion to mostly untrained humans, and how we can use this information to better care for our best friends. In short, we will look at ways to meet the needs of the ancient wolf within the modern dog.

Session Information: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 10:00-11:45 a.m. This is a live-streamed, online program. Registrants will receive information by email to access the program. The actual Join URL will be sent out to registrants two business days prior to the session. If you have not received it by then, please contact the Selim Center ( immediately.

Session Educator: Tim Lewis has a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studies a wide range of animals from turtles to domestic dogs. His classes include the biology of dogs, neuroecology, ecology, natural history, and evolution. He is a Professor of Biology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. An award-winnin:g teacher, he gives talks about dog biology around the country. He recently published Dog Biology: From gonads, through guts, to ganglia, available both in English and German. Two border collies allow him to reside in their home.

Fee for the session: $20.00 per person 

To register on-line with a credit card on our secure page, click on this link  Important note: you must register before 8:00 a.m. on the program day in order to receive the Join URL for the session.

To register by check or cash, or to redeem a voucher, please complete this registration form and mail back to the address on the form: Winter 2023 Printable Registration Form