Automatic imitation in dogs.

@article{Range2011AutomaticII,
  title={Automatic imitation in dogs.},
  author={Friederike Range and Ludwig Huber and Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={278 1703},
  pages={211-7}
}
After preliminary training to open a sliding door using their head and their paw, dogs were given a discrimination task in which they were rewarded with food for opening the door using the same method (head or paw) as demonstrated by their owner (compatible group), or for opening the door using the alternative method (incompatible group). The incompatible group, which had to counterimitate to receive food reward, required more trials to reach a fixed criterion of discrimination performance (85… CONTINUE READING

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