From wolf to family member
About 15,000 years ago, humans began to domesticate the wolf, making it our first pet and faithful companion. At the time of domestication, there was an ice age and the winters were cold. It is possible that the diet, which was specially adapted to the cold winter months, contributed to the fact that humans did not compete with wolves for food and that the wolves thus became closer to humans.
Our hunting ancestors often left parts of their prey as waste, because they needed above all sufficient carbohydrates and fats. It was precisely this leftover, lean and protein-rich portion that was an optimal food for the carnivorous wolves. Therefore, it is assumed that the wild relative of our present-day dogs sought out the vicinity of the campsites during this difficult time. In return, the people received protection from the pack staying near them. Despite all the theories, it is still not completely clear today how exactly the dog became our companion.