Training nonhuman primates using positive reinforcement techniques.

  title={Training nonhuman primates using positive reinforcement techniques.},
  author={Mark J. Prescott and Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  volume={6 3},
Training nonhuman primates to cooperate with routine scientific, husbandry, and veterinary procedures is recommended as good practice by many legislative and professional guidelines (Home Office, 1989; International Primatological Society, 1989). Despite this, the scientific literature on this topic is sparse and disparate, and training is not used as widely as it might be. This may be due to the paucity of information on how to train and its potential benefits, together with the lack of… CONTINUE READING