Dr. Monique Udell received her M. S. and Ph. D. from the University of Florida where she co-founded the Canine Cognition and Behavior Lab and studied with Dr. Clive Wynne. It was there that she began her research on the development and flexibility of social behavior and cognition in dogs and wolves. Since that time, Dr. Udell has continued to study and write about the social behavior of canines – as well as human-animal interactions more generally- with a special focus on lifetime factors that facilitate social bonds between humans and other species. Her work has resulted in numerous scientific publications as well national and international conference presentations and speaking opportunities. Although much of her recent work has focused on dogs and wolves, Dr. Udell has had the opportunity to work with a variety of animals over the years including domesticated and wild cats, ferrets, horses, megachiropteran bats, coyotes, foxes, mice, birds and non-human primates.
Dr. Udell is currently an Assistant Professor of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. She is also a director and consultant with BARC group (www.barcgroup.org), providing lectures, training, and animal behavior consulting to pet owners, zoos, lawyers, and other organizations.
More information can be found at www.moniqueudell.com