Over 20 years of studying wolf behaviour from within the pack
Shaun Ellis hasn’t just watched wolves from a distance!
Star of Channel 5 series “The Wolfman” and “Mr & Mrs Wolf”, Shaun has an exceptional bond with dogs and wolves, and his passion to understand these remarkable animals has compelled him not only to fully integrate with captive wolf packs but also to be accepted by and live amongst a totally wild wolf pack. During this time Shaun has accumulated an in-depth knowledge.
He and his team at The Wolf Centre not only offer a variety of magical experiences but also a range of specially designed dog courses focusing on Shaun's perspective with regard to dog psychology, dog training and dog behaviour.
Shaun believes that to really understand how your dog thinks, you need to apply some general principles of wolf psychology and behaviour and look at what we term “the wild side of your dog." Find Out More
Between Two Worlds...
Even today, Shaun maintains a fundamental role within his captive wolf packs. By studying their behaviour from within Shaun lives between two worlds - the human world and that of the wolf.
His passion and courage enables each and every one of us to achieve a greater understanding of the balance and beauty of nature and opens our mind to consider the conservation of species worldwide. Find Out More
The somewhat unusual lifestyle of Shaun Ellis has led to significant UK and global media interest over the years. One of the most popular series on National Geographic and Animal Planet, he is higly respected all over the world. He has travelled to Italy, USA and Belgium and been filmed by Brazilian, Australian, French and Romanian TV crews, appeared in The Guardian newspaper and more. Find Out More
However Shaun's primary focus is to always remains totally committed to promoting information and awareness of the plight of the wolf, and to improving mankind’s knowledge of wolf and dog behaviour, ecology and biodiversity through continued research & education.
The teachings of the Nez Perce tribe with whom Shaun lived for seven years, together with the teachings of the wild and captive wolf packs have given Shaun "a voice" - a deeper understanding of the world at large. He continues to work tirelessly in order to protect and conserve wolves and their natural habitats and you can support him. Find Out More
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What People Say...
"I am writing to say a really big thank you for making today one of the best days of Shane's life. The individual encounter with Peaches was marvelous. Thank you to Shaun and his children for their kind attention."
" I can still hear your packs howling and to see you, a human, communicating with them like that is an experience in itself."
Stacey - Angel Tredders
"I have now attended six of Shaun’s courses and would highly recommend them to anyone from dog owner/trainer to canine behaviourist. The courses are fascinating and will keep your attention from the minute you get there until the minute you leave, the small classes mean you get lots of personal attention and hands-on experience. These courses will definitely change the way you look at and interact with dogs and turn a lot of what you thought you knew about dogs on it’s head. These courses are a must."
" Shaun and Kim are persons of great humanity; they make you feel part of the process, they are generous and ready to share their knowledge. This is a great quality I found there.Also, having a direct experience of working with the wolves, observing them and interacting with them, is definitely a special occasion. There is also a wonderful pack of dogs from which you can learn a lot."
" I had arrived more excited about meeting Peaches, no offense :) but left feeling more privileged to have had the chance to talk to you both and listen to your experience, stories and advice. By the time I had got in the car to leave, my son had already told my husband and daughter all about the C shape and spent the rest of the day repeating bits of information that I didn't even think he had been listening to!"
"I attended the 'Understanding Your Dog One Day Course' and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The theory of pack behaviour in wolves and dogs is fascinating and extremely useful for enhancing my understanding of my dog.I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is interested in building their competency in dealing with their dog in a way that really makes sense."
"I was completely riveted for the whole day. I know that we have barely scratched the surface of the topic of understanding your dog, but I already feel more confident and 'at home' around my dogs.It was enormously helpful to see some of the aspects of canine communication played out in front of us......amazing. Kim,you were brilliant!You are already streets ahead of many other trainers!!"
""Shaun Ellis' first hand knowledge of pack structure and communication with in the pack is a priceless insight, which he shares to enable us all to benefit and hopefully understand our own dogs more fully.""
"The insight that Shaun Ellis has into the minds of dogs and wolves, and how he has transferred this across to dog training and dog behaviour is amazing. I really can not recommend Shaun's courses enough."
"Shaun Ellis courses would be incredibly valuable to pet dog owners who are seeking to find a deeper understanding of their dogs and to forge a stronger relationship with them."