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Unformatted text preview: Therefore when dogs are in public and smell a package or marijuana, they simply think their favorite game is waiting to be played! The process of wrapping the towel with the marijuana is the acquisition stage where the dog links the marijuana which he has no interest in, to his favorite toy, thus becoming the conditioned stimulus. The trainer, to enhance the dogs ability to sniff out his toy, will hide the towel and wait for the dog to sniff it out. Once the dog does this, he is rewarded with a game of tug of war. This causes the dog to develop respondent behavior towards the scent as his toy. Since the dog is rewarded with a game after succeeding, the behavior is enhanced through positive reinforcement. Through these techniques based upon the findings of Pavlov and his experiments, we have been able to develop very effective techniques in finding and locating drugs and bombs....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PSYCH 7A taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UC Irvine.
- Fall '09