Evaluating Effectiveness of Prompting Ratio Procedures in Basic Canine Obedience Training.
Perszyk, Holly S.
Holt, Daniel D.
Barney, Erin E.
Funk, Kristine A.
Streff, Jonah P.
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Canine obedience training commonly utilizes hand movements, called prompts, of varying degrees to guide dogs to perform a behavior for the first time. Trainers employing various prompting procedures have observed that these prompts oftern become the signal for behavior to occur, instead of a verbal command serving as the signal. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a common training procedure using three different rations of prompted trials to probe trials (5:1, 3:1, and 1:1) when teaching young canines to sit and shake.
Behavioral Applications Regarding Canines (BARC)
Color poster with text, images, and graphs describing research conducted by Kristine A. Funk, Holly S. Persyzk, Jonah P. Streff, and Erin E. Barney.