2016 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

FR01 - Social Learning in Dogs: Do as I Do

Oct 14, 2016 9:00am ‐ Oct 14, 2016 11:00am

Standard: $20.00


Social learning means acquiring new behaviours from the observation of others. Recent ethological studies revealed that dogs are not only able but also predisposed to learn socially from humans. I will describe the results of the most recent scientific research on dogs' social learning ability and on its use in the applied field of dog training with the Do as I Do method. This is a training method based on dog's social cognitive skills, particularly on his imitative ability.


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