Dr. Yin’s Animal Behavior and Medicine Videos
How Dogs Learn: Shaping Zoe into a Box
Have you ever wondered how dogs learn? Operant conditioning, or trial and error learning, is one way in which dogs learn new behaviors. In this video, Dr Sophia Yin trains her australian cattle dog, Zoe, to put two feet into a box. Watch how Zoe figures out what to do!
Want to teach your dog a fun trick that most dogs won't know? Teach your dog to somersault! Using a target and some tasty treats, Zoe the australian cattle dog learns how to do a somersault.
Here is one of many funny dog tricks that you can teach your dog. Jonesy the jack russell terrier can karate kick!
Zoe comes when called when there is a distraction, such as UPS delivering a package. Training a reliable come when called for situations such as this can help you to interrupt undesirable behaviors.