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The power of positive reinforcement - NZ SPCA teaches rescue dogs to drive

(13 Posts)
RedwingWinter Wed 05-Dec-12 03:42:49

The video is here. Amazing!

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 05-Dec-12 16:47:43

Damn I was just going to post this link! You beat me to it.

PartridgeInASpicyPearTree Wed 05-Dec-12 17:08:17

I love love love this. Might see if my two fancy driving us home from doggy day care...

WhenSantaGotStuckUpACunnyFunt Wed 05-Dec-12 17:09:43

Hey at least you'd always have a designated driver to take you home from the pub grin

Whippoorwhill Wed 05-Dec-12 18:19:30

Wow, that is brilliant.

SelfRighteousChristmasPants Wed 05-Dec-12 19:07:21

I need to learn to drive...must get the instructor to have treats for me grin

RedwingWinter Thu 06-Dec-12 00:18:19

I can't wait til next week when they'll have the dog drive a TV reporter round a track.

RedwingWinter Wed 12-Dec-12 00:22:35

They did it! The dogs drive solo here

Whippoorwhill Thu 13-Dec-12 08:38:45

Yay!!! So damn clever. I really need to step up my clicker training. smile

GrimmaTheNome Thu 13-Dec-12 08:56:17

Took me longer than that to learn to drive grin

AndARedwingInAPearTree Thu 13-Dec-12 16:46:50

Scientific American has a nice blog about operant conditioning, with videos of those dogs but also a dog dancing the salsa and a mouse doing agiility here.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 14-Dec-12 11:23:45

What about fish? grin

AndARedwingInAPearTree Fri 14-Dec-12 16:47:44

Er they have a chicken and a goat too but no fish on that page. There must be a clicker-trained fish out there somewhere ...

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