Accession Number : AD0782300

Title :   Selection, Training, and Control Problems in the Use of the Military Working Dog.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 72-14 Sep 73,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI UNIV UNIVERSITY BIOCONTROL SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Berryman,Robert

Report Date : 02 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A report is made of operant conditoning procedures used in the determination of auditory, olfactory and visual acuity measures in the German Shepherd. An account is given of a procedure for semi-automatic training of dogs to search for, detect, and objectively report specified odors. The procedure for training Shepherds to search for, detect, and objectively report odorous substances shows that they can acquire the essentials of this performance in less than 20 hours--an impressive savings in time compared to conventional techniques. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Dosage, *Training, *Military applications, Motivation, Behavior, Visual acuity, Auditory acuity, Smell, Conditioned response

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE