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Is Ending Training Sessions with a Correct Trial a Strong Predictor of Subsequent Trial Success?
The basic operant conditioning paradigm states that behavior is followed by consequences and when these consequences are reinforcing, the likelihood of the behavior occurring again increases. Animal trainers have been in ...
Comparing the Effects of Separate and Mixed Trials When Teaching Multiple Skills to Canines
Previous research found that teaching one sill to mastery before introducing another skill resulted in faster skill acquisition compared to multiple skills in a mixed fashion. No known research has addressed whether ...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Shaping Versus Percentile Shaping for Canine Skill Acquisition.
Shaping has been defined as the differential reinforcement of a series of successive approximations to a target behavior. To solve the issue of lack of precision and consistency, past research has used percentile shaping, ...
Generalization of the Behavior Sit in Canines to Novel Trainers
Generalization, in the context of training dogs, refers to a command controlling a behavior in novel environments or when given by a novel person (Mills, 2005). Stokes and Baer (1977) claim that generalization does not ...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prompting Ration Procedures for Canine Skill Acquistion
Prompts are commonly utilized to teach canines novel skills during canine obedience training with the goal of having control of the desired behavior transferred from the prompt to a vocal command. Over prompting or fading ...
Evaluation of Three Leash-Training Approaches with Canines
For a dog handler's safety and leisure enjoyment it is important to have a leash trained dog. Different leash training techniques are promoted in canine training literature, but no published research has systematically ...