Short Synopsis: Social interaction is a relatively ineffective reinforcer compared to food for most dogs and wolves, producing lower responding and longer latencies than food.
Authors: Erica N Feuerbacher and Clive D. L Wynne
Publication: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 98(1): 105–129
Publication Date: July 2012
Applies To: Those resistant to using food in training.
Sample Size: 6 to 9 dogs, depending on which sub-experiment group
Limitations/Drawbacks: Extremely small sample size.