Title: Amazing Feats of Canine Cognition: What Would Clever Hans Say?
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In recent years extraordinary claims have been made about the mental abilities of dogs from the knowledge of over 1,000 different words to complex problem solving abilities. But what are we to believe? What may be true and what may be empty claims? In this webinar we’ll examine some extraordinary claims including one that we have personally investigated concerning a dog that was claimed to do complex math problems and physics problems. We’ll also discuss the quality of current canine cognition research in light of the Clever Hans phenomenon and its application to dog training and behavior consulting.
Sponsor: Animal Behavior Associates, Inc.
Speaker(s): Daniel Q. Estep, Ph.D., CAAB Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D., CAAB