How well do dingoes, Canis dingo, perform on the detour task?

@article{Smith2010HowWD,
  title={How well do dingoes, Canis dingo, perform on the detour task?},
  author={Bradley P. Smith and C. Litchfield},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2010},
  volume={80},
  pages={155-162}
}
The ‘detour task’ assesses spatial problem-solving abilities, requiring the subject to travel around a transparent barrier to obtain a reward. Recent studies have found that domestic dogs, Canis familiaris, generally perform poorly on this task, and fail to improve performance significantly after repeated trials or generalize problem-solving strategies when conditions are reversed. In contrast, wolves, Canis lupus, have been shown to be more proficient at this task than their domestic… Expand
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