CV – Claudia Fugazza, PhD

Place & date of birth: Como, Italy – 15.11.1978
Nationality: Italian
Education: dog trainer
Contact: claudia.happydog@gmail.com

Studies:
2014 PhD in Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University (Research topic: social learning and imitation in domestic dogs).
2011  Post Graduated Master’s Degree in Ethology of companion animals at the University of Pisa
2011  3 year Degree in Dog breeding and dog training (TACREC) at the University of Pisa
2009  Post Graduated Master’s Degree in Dog training at the University of Pisa
2003  Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Insubria (Como)

Languages skills: English, Franch, German

Degree: PhD (2014). Titla of dissertation: Social learning and imitation in dogs (Canis familiaris)

Professional experience and positions:
2015: Research Assistant at the University of Padova

2011/2014: PhD student at the Department of Ethology Eötvös Loránd University – Budapest (Supervisor: Prof. Adam Miklósi)
2013/2015: Lecturer at the course on Dog Ethology and Training at the CSC, spin-off of the University of Padova
2010/2014: Lecturer at the Master on Dog training at the University of Pisa
2011/2012: Lecturer at the course in Pet Therapy at Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (University of Padova)
2010/2011: Lecturer on social learning in dogs in the Veterinary Physiology and Ethology course in the Master’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Padova.
2010: Lecturer at a seminar on social learning in dogs at the University of Pisa.
2009/2013: Lecturer at several workshops on social learning in dogs in different countries

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Fugazza, C., Miklósi, Á. 2015. Social learning in dog training: the effectiveness of the Do as I do method compared to shaping/clicker training. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 171, 146-151. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2015.08.033

Fugazza, C., Pogány, Á., Miklósi, Á. 2015. Do as I … Did! Long-term memory of imitative actions in dogs (Canis familiaris). Animal Cognition. DOI 10.1007/s10071-015-0931-8

Fugazza, C., Miklósi, Á. 2014. Deferred imitation and declarative memory in domestic dogs.Animal Cognition, 17: 237-247.

Fugazza, C., Miklósi, Á. 2014. Should old dog trainers learn new tricks? The efficiency of the Do as I do method and shaping/clicker training method to train dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 153: 53-61.

Fugazza C. 2013 “Do as I Do. A new training method based on social learning” DVD Ed. Tawzerdog (USA)