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an clicker training facilitate conditioning in dogs ?

  title={an clicker training facilitate conditioning in dogs ?},
  author={inzia Chiandetti and Silvia Avellaa and Erica Fongaroa and Francesco Cerrib},
In the attempt to verify clicker training efficacy in shaping dogs’ novel behaviours, we studied 51 domestic dogs. Learning was evaluated in three different conditions: when the primary reinforcer (food) was presented in association with (a) a clicker; (b) a spoken word, a condition absent in previous works on clicker; (c) alone. The three groups were balanced with respect to age, gender and breed; all dogs were naïve with respect to training experience and were shaped by two trainers. After… 

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