Oct 14, · Here we show that adult, hand-reared wolves, similarly to dogs, form individualized relationship with their handler. During separation from their handler, wolves, much like family dogs, showed. Cortisol, an important component of the mammalian stress response is found generally in higher levels in dominant wolves than in subordinates in the wild, but cortisol .
For instance, dogs seek protection from their owners in threat or they are calmer in new situations when their owner is present, but they show signs of stress in their absence. We were wondering whether intensively socialised adult wolves show at least some features of the attachment behaviour towards their handlers” – explained Rita Lenkei.