Novel flexibility of social learning in dog puppies

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalLearning and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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  • Conspecifics
  • Dog puppies
  • Ontogeny
  • Retention
  • Social learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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