Obedience training effects on search dog performance

Short Synopsis: “While positive training methods were preferred and were associated with performance success, there was a significant association between the maturation of the dog and the increased use of compulsive methods.” The more time a team trained, the more likely they were to succeed at certification.

Authors: Michael Ben Alexandera, Ted Frienda, Lore Haug

Publication: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 132, Issues 3–4, July 2011, Pages 152-159

Publication Date: July 2011

Applies To: Training methods for working dogs

Sample Size: 177, online survey

Limitations/Drawbacks: Online survey

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168159111001420

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