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Learning & Behavior

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 331–332 | Cite as

Novel flexibility of social learning in dog puppies

  • Chana K. Akins
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Summary

Social learning has a large impact on fitness by reducing the costs and dangers associated with independent learning but little research has been conducted to investigate the ontogeny or individual development of this type of learning. Recent research indicated that puppies demonstrate social learning to both conspecific and human demonstrators, but were also more likely to learn better from an unfamiliar conspecific compared to their mother.

Keywords

Social learning Ontogeny Conspecifics Retention Dog puppies 

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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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