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monique udell, phd

Dr. Monique Udell is an Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, where she directs the Human-Animal Interactions Lab and teaches courses on Animal Behavior, Cognition and Learning. Her work focuses on the development of cross-species interactions and bonds in both wild and domesticated animals, and the impact that these bonds have on the behavior and success of both species. This includes research on human-animal attachment, the influence of social enrichment and training on welfare, and mutually beneficial approaches to animal-assisted therapy. She has a special interest in the social development and behavior of dogs and wolves, however she has also studied the behavior of a variety of other animals including cats, horses, pigs, sheep, and bats. In her free time, you will find her exploring the beauty of Oregon with her husband, daughter and Border Collie.