December 2, 2022

1 thought on “Generalize or Personalize? Do Dogs Transfer an Acquired Rule to Novel Situations and Persons?

  1. I love you blog. Just read four and want to say thanks.

    This study that included tracking the age of the dog and the likelihood that he or she would take the treat, “forget the command” and eat it, confirms my own experience with my dogs (raised 5 adopted at age 1 or older).

    In our family, we never punished dogs. With patience and positive training all our dogs loved learning new behaviors. They worked for treats and petting. Luckily for us and them, they all lived in good health into old age. As they aged I noticed each had their own way of ignoring or finding a clever way around some commands! At first, this surprised me. Now I find it humorous.

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