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Social learning in dogs : the effect of a human demonstrator on the performance of dogs in a detour task

@inproceedings{PONGRAu2001SocialLI,
  title={Social learning in dogs : the effect of a human demonstrator on the performance of dogs in a detour task},
  author={PEuTER PONGRAu and DAu M MIKLOu},
  year={2001}
}
We recorded the behaviour of dogs in detour tests, in which an object (a favourite toy) or food was placed behind a V-shaped fence. Dogs were able to master this task; however, they did it more easily when they started from within the fence with the object placed outside it. Repeated detours starting from within the fence did not help the dogs to obtain the object more quickly if in a subsequent trial they started outside the fence with the object placed inside it. While six trials were not… Expand
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