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  1. Changing Human Behavior to Improve Animal Welfare: A Longitudinal Investigation of Training Laboratory Animal Personnel about Heterospecific Play or "Rat Tickling"

    Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

  2. The Effect of Training on Stride Duration in a Cohort of Two-Year-Old and Three-Year-Old Thoroughbred Racehorses

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca S. V. Parkes, Renate Weller, Thilo Pfau, Thomas H. Witte

    Objective gait monitoring is increasingly accessible to trainers. A more comprehensive understanding of ‘normal’ gait adaptations is required. Forty two-year-old thoroughbred racehorses were recruited when entering training and followed for 22 months. Gait analysis was performed by...

  3. Risk Factors for Transport-Related Problem Behaviors in Horses: A New Zealand Survey

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    | Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Chris W. Rogers, Danielle Guiver, Janis P. Bridges, Christopher B. Riley

    Transport-related problem behaviors (TRPBs) are common in horses and can cause injury to both the horses and their handlers. This study aimed to identify possible risk factors for TRPBs to inform approaches to mitigate TRPBs incidence and enhance horse welfare. An online cross-sectional survey...

  4. Effect of a Standardized Four-Week Desensitization and Counter-Conditioning Training Program on Pre-Existing Veterinary Fear in Companion Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Anastasia Stellato, Sarah Jajou, Cate E. Dewey, Tina M. Widowski, Lee Niel

    Many dogs show signs of fear during veterinary appointments. It is widely recommended to use desensitization and counter-conditioning training to reduce this fear. However, the efficacy of this method for reducing veterinary fear has not been examined. We assessed the effect of a standardized...

  5. Mihir Shah

    Mr. Mihir Shah is a Top Rated Sales Trainer based in India, USA, & Dubai offers Sales Training Programs to small & medium-sized business. He has vast experience working in Pharmaceutical,...

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  6. Zen and the Art of Training Your Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Kenny Lamberti

    Ditch the rulebook and follow your instincts when teaching your dog

  7. Training is enrichment—And beyond

    | Contributor(s):: Westlund, Karolina

    With regards to the issue of animal training in the zoo community, there is some debate as to whether or not it should be considered a type of environmental enrichment (EE). This article suggests four criteria by which an intervention may be considered enrichment. The putative enrichment should...

  8. Social referencing: Water rescue trained dogs are less affected than pet dogs by the stranger's message

    | Contributor(s):: Merola, I., Marshall-Pescini, S., D’Aniello, B., Prato-Previde, E.

    Recent studies provide evidence of social referencing in dog–human interactions indicating that dogs use the emotional information provided by a human informant about a novel object/stimulus to guide their own behaviour towards it. Water rescue training is a type of educational activity aimed at...

  9. Operant conditioning of urination by calves

    | Contributor(s):: Vaughan, Alison, de Passillé, Anne Marie, Stookey, Joseph, Rushen, Jeffrey

    The accumulation of faeces and urine in dairy barns is a cause of cattle and human health concerns and environmental problems. It is usually assumed that cattle are not capable of controlling defecation and urination. We tested whether calves could be taught to urinate in a location using either...

  10. Is training zoo animals enrichment? A Letter to the Editor

    | Contributor(s):: Westlund, Karolina

    2014Applied Animal Behaviour Science152100-1020168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.013text

  11. Is training zoo animals enriching?

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, Vicky

    Husbandry training of zoo animals (training) has been associated with many benefits, and indisputably is a valuable tool; training facilitates movement of animals within their environment, and participation in husbandry and medical procedures. Training has also been considered to be enriching....

  12. In response to the Letter to the Editor regarding the article: “Is training zoo animals enriching?”

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, Vicky

    2014Applied Animal Behaviour Science152103-1050168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.012text

  13. The implications of husbandry training on zoo animal response rates

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Samantha J., Melfi, Vicky

    Positive reinforcement training (hereafter known as training) has increasingly been adopted in zoos, to facilitate complex veterinary procedures without sedation or restraint and support husbandry requirements. However, empirical studies to establish the efficacy of training or investigate its...

  14. Training methods for introducing cows to a pasture-based automatic milking system

    | Contributor(s):: Jago, J., Kerrisk, K.

    Training cows to use an automatic milking system (AMS) is an important process as this method of milking depends on cows voluntarily using the AMS. This study examined two levels of training before calving on the behaviour of cows and heifers in an extensive pasture-based AMS. Animals received...

  15. Training methods and owner–dog interactions: Links with dog behaviour and learning ability

    | Contributor(s):: Rooney, Nicola Jane, Cowan, Sarah

    The methods by which owners train their pet dogs range widely, with some exclusively using rewards, and others using a combination, or only punishment-based methods. This paper examines links between the way in which owners reported to have trained their dogs and observations of the dogs’...

  16. Obedience training effects on search dog performance

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, Michael Ben, Friend, Ted, Haug, Lore

    Competent search dogs should be accurate, reliable, and work independently, yet be responsive to handler commands. The aim of this study was to identify training factors that contribute to producing competent search dogs. Demographics, obedience training methods, the age training was initiated,...

  17. The effects of social training and other factors on adoption success of shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Protopopova, Alexandra, Gilmour, Amanda Joy, Weiss, Rebecca Hannah, Shen, Jacqueline Yontsye, Wynne, Clive David Lawrence

    The aim of the present study was to increase adoption rates of dogs housed in shelters. Previous research suggests that the public perceives friendly and sociable dogs as more adoptable. The present study hypothesized that dogs trained to gaze into potential adopters’ eyes would be perceived as...

  18. Do dogs rescue their owners from a stressful situation? A behavioral and physiological assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Carballo, F., Dzik, V., Freidin, E., Damian, J. P., Casanave, E. B., Bentosela, M.

  19. Training the guide dog: An untapped opportunity for the behavior analyst

    | Contributor(s):: Funk, Janie A., Williams, W. Larry

  20. Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond

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    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.