Walk on the Wild Side – Training the new Wolf Ambassadors

In this episode, Dave explains what goes on behind the scenes as we work to train and socialize the new wolf ambassadors, Rogue & Takelma. Wolves by nature are very shy animals. As Executive Director, Dave Siddon, Jr., explains, “a shy wolf is a live wolf out in the wild.”  At Wildlife Images, each wolf has a designated trainer. Training a wild species like a wolf comes down to “The 3 P’s” – patience, persistence, and positive reinforcement.  The opportunities to see wolves up close and learn about the benefits their species provide is vital right now with the reintroduction of wolves into our area.