Development of Desirable Behaviors in Dog-Assisted Interventions

Acebes, Félix and Pellitero, Juan Luis and Muñiz-Diez, Clara and Loy, Ignacio (2022) Development of Desirable Behaviors in Dog-Assisted Interventions. Animals, 12 (4): 477. ISSN 2076-2615

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Dog-assisted interventions (DAI) are those that include specially trained dogs in human health services. Often, the training methods employed to train animals for DAI are transmitted between trainers, so the latest scientific research on dog learning and cognition is not always taken into account. The present work aims to evaluate the impact that the main theories on the evolution of the dog have had both in promoting different training methods and in the relevance of behavior in the evolution of the skills of actual dogs. Then, an integrative method for the training of dogs is presented. This method takes into account the research on dog learning mechanisms and cognition processes, and effectively promotes the development of desirable behaviors for DAI during the dog's ontogeny.

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?? dogsdog-assisted interventions (dai)animal-assisted interventions (aai)trainingcognitionyes - externally fundedanimal science and zoologygeneral veterinaryveterinary(all) ??
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