Association between increased behavioral persistence and stereotypy in the pet dog

@article{Protopopova2014AssociationBI,
  title={Association between increased behavioral persistence and stereotypy in the pet dog},
  author={Alexandra Protopopova and Nathaniel J. Hall and Clive David Lawrence Wynne},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2014},
  volume={106},
  pages={77-81}
}
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether dogs that exhibit stereotypy also show higher behavioral persistence in an extinction-learning task. Thirteen pet dogs with stereotypy and 13 breed-matched control dogs were assessed on a resistance to extinction test. Each dog was trained for 40 trials using a food reinforcer to nose-touch the experimenter's hand on a continuous reinforcement schedule. After acquisition, the dogs entered an extinction phase, during which food was no longer… CONTINUE READING

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