The effect of frequency and duration of training sessions on acquisition and long-term memory in dogs

Publication year: 2011
Source: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 15 June 2011

Helle, Demant , Jan, Ladewig , Thorsten J.S., Balsby , Torben, Dabelsteen

Most domestic dogs are subjected to some kind of obedience training, often on a frequent basis, but the question of how often and for how long a dog should be trained has not been fully investigated. Optimizing the training as much as possible is not only an advantage in the training of working dogs such as guide dogs and police dogs, also the training of family dogs can benefit from this knowledge. We studied the effect of frequency and duration of training sessions on acquisition and on long-term memory. Forty-four laboratory Beagles were divided into 4 groups and trained by…