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Articles on Animal Training

This is a collection of articles on Animal Training from JAAWS in relation to the studies of the human-animal relationship. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos.


Activity Budgets of Captive Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) Under a Training Regime, Kaja Wierucka, Sonia Siemianowska, Marta Woźniak, Katarzyna Jasnosz, Magdalena Kieliszczyk, Paulina Kozak & Agnieszka Sergiel, JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

A Case Study Employing Operant Conditioning to Reduce Stress of Capture for Red-Bellied Tamarins (Saguinus labiatus). Yvonne Owen & Jonathan R. Amory. Volume 14, Issue 2. Pages 124-137.

Effects of Training on Stress-Related Behavior of the Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) in Relation to Coping With Routine Husbandry Procedures. Lois Bassett, Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith, Jean McKinley & Tessa E. Smith. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 221-233.

Enhancing Nonhuman Primate Care and Welfare Through the Use of Positive Reinforcement Training. Gail Laule & Margaret Whittaker. Volume 10, Issue 1. Pages 31-38.

Is It a Good Idea to Train Fillies and Colts Separately? Iwona Janczarek & Witold Kędzierski. Volume 14, Issue 3. Pages 211-219.

Observations on Assistance Dog Training and Use. Raymond Coppinger, Lorna Coppinger & Ellen Skillings. Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 133-144.

Overshadowing: A Silver Lining to a Dark Cloud in Horse Training. Andrew N. McLean. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 236-248.

Positive Reinforcement Training As a Technique to Alter Nonhuman Primate Behavior: Quantitative Assessments of Effectiveness. Steven J. Schapiro, Mollie A. Bloomsmith & Gail E. Laule. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 175-187.

Positive Reinforcement Training Moderates Only High Levels of Abnormal Behavior in Singly Housed Rhesus Macaques. Kate C. Baker, Mollie Bloomsmith, Kimberly Neu, Caroline Griffis, Margaret Maloney, Brooke Oettinger, Valérie A. M. Schoof & Marni Martinez. Volume 12, Issue 3. Pages 236-252.

Preliminary Investigations Into the Ethological Relevance of Round-Pen (Round-Yard) Training of Horses. Amanda K. Warren-Smith & Paul D. McGreevy. Volume 11, Issue 3. Pages 285-298.

Primate Training at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Hollie Colahan & Chris Breder. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 235-246.

Systematic Investigation of the Stability of Food Preferences in Captive Orangutans: Implications for Positive Reinforcement Training. Andrea W. Clay, Mollie A. Bloomsmith, M. Jackson Marr & Terry L. Maple. Volume 12, Issue 4. Pages 306-313.

The Development of an Operant Conditioning Training Program for New World Primates at the Bronx Zoo. Gina Savastano, Amy Hanson & Colleen McCann. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 247-26.

The Use of Classical and Operant Conditioning in Training Aldabra Tortoises (Geochelone gigantea) for Venipuncture and Other Husbandry Issues. Emily Weiss & Sandra Wilson. Volume 6, Issue 1. Pages 33-38.

The Use of Positive Reinforcement in Training Zebra Sharks (Stegostoma fasciatum). Ashley Marranzino. Volume 16, Issue 3. Pages 239-253.

The Use of Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques to Enhance the Care, Management, and Welfare of Primates in the Laboratory. Gail E. Laule, Mollie A. Bloomsmith & Steven J. Schapiro. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 163-173.

Training Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) to Cooperate During Routine Laboratory Procedures: Ease of Training and Time Investment. Jean McKinley, Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith, Lois Bassett & Keith Morris. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 209-220.

Training Nonhuman Primates to Cooperate With Scientific Procedures in Applied Biomedical Research. Leah Scott, Peter Pearce, Sarah Fairhall, Neil Muggleton & Jeremy Smith. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 199-207.

Training Nonhuman Primates Using Positive Reinforcement Techniques. Mark J. Prescott & Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith. Volume 6, Issue 3. Pages 157-161.

A Comparison of Positive Reinforcement Training Techniques in Owl and Squirrel Monkeys: Time Required to Train to Reliability. Jessica Rogge, Katrina Sherenco, Rachel Malling, Erica Thiele, Susan Lambeth, Steve Schapiro, Lawrence Williams. Volume 16, Issue 3. Pages 211-220.


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