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Title: Psychology Applied to Animal Training


1
Psychology Applied to Animal Training
  • Stanley Coren

2
History
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horse, donkeys, mules, elephants

3
Psychological Research on Animal Learning
  • Intelligence
  • Consciousness
  • Thought
  • Spirit
  • Soul
  • All were questioned

4
Darwin
  • Darwin disagreed
  • Soon after animal research began
  • In the beginning the research was not done for
    animals

5
Edward Thorndike
  • The first research done for the sake of animals
    was by
  • Traced progress as they learned sequences of
    their actions

6
Edward Thorndike
  • He created the law of exercise
  • Also the law of effect any act when in a given
    situation produces satisfaction becomes
    associated with that situation,

7
B.F. Skinner
  • Rewarding in animal training
  • Pick key get food pellet
  • Shaping

8
Genetics and Animal Training
  • If an animal has a genetic predisposition toward
    certain types of useful behavior
  • You wont have to shape that behavior
  • Just reward

9
Genetics and Animal Training
  • Sheep dogs
  • Genetically predisposed to do what they do they
    need only to learn a few simple commands

10
Genetics and Animal Training
  • Sometimes an animals genetics will not allow them
    to

11
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Dogs on guard
  • Training
  • Watch dog
  • Guard dog
  • Attack dog

12
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • An attack dog is only trained properly
  • Proper attack dog training costs

13
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Dogs of war
  • Large dogs (220-280 lbs)
  • Taught to
  • Some fitted with armor and lance on back and
    trained

14
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • WWI and WWII
  • Sentry and guard duties
  • Messenger services
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Suicide troops
  • Walk into camps
  • Continued into

15
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Canine Search and Rescue

16
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Bloodhounds and other hound breeds are good for
    tracking because
  • When agility and speed are important the natural
    talents of

17
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Canine Chemical Detection

18
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Drugs
  • Dogs trained
  • Sniff the air to
  • Sometimes from
  • Each detection dog

19
Dog Training and Human Welfare
  • Dogs as assistance animals
  • Seeing Eye Dogs
  • 1916
  • German Shepards
  • Labs and Golden Retrievers

20
Guide Dog Training Success
  • Two psychologists
  • J. Paul Scott
  • John Fuller

21
Critical Periods of a Dogs Life
  • 21 days after birth
  • 4-7 weeks after birth
  • 7-12 weeks
  • 13-16 weeks

22
Other Assistance Dogs
  • Hearing impaired
  • Physically disabled
  • Psychological Aids
  • Seizure alerting dogs
  • Several minutes before
  • Gets owner to a safe location
  • Expose medical emergencies tags
  • Signal for help (push buttons)

23
Future Animal Training Tools
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