An 8-step program: Shaping and fixed-time food delivery effects on several approximations and undesired responses in goats.

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This study investigated the effects of a shaping program for halter training across 8 steps in the program and 4 trial-terminating, or "undesirable," responses. Three La Mancha goats (Capra hircus) located at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, Texas were used for the study. A fixed-time 15 s (FT-15 s) was used during the baseline conditions, to examine the effects of response contingent and response-independent food deliveries, as well as to examine what preliminary steps might not necessarily have to be shaped. All 3 goats successfully learned to allow the halter to be placed on them and to lead on the halter, although 2 of the 3 goats required an additional task analysis for the fifth step to further break down that approximation. Several of the early steps selected by the researchers were not necessary to complete the program, as determined by the baseline condition.

Creator(s): Fernandez, Eduardo J.
Creation Date: May 2003
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2003
  • Digitized: May 14, 2003
Description:

This study investigated the effects of a shaping program for halter training across 8 steps in the program and 4 trial-terminating, or "undesirable," responses. Three La Mancha goats (Capra hircus) located at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, Texas were used for the study. A fixed-time 15 s (FT-15 s) was used during the baseline conditions, to examine the effects of response contingent and response-independent food deliveries, as well as to examine what preliminary steps might not necessarily have to be shaped. All 3 goats successfully learned to allow the halter to be placed on them and to lead on the halter, although 2 of the 3 goats required an additional task analysis for the fifth step to further break down that approximation. Several of the early steps selected by the researchers were not necessary to complete the program, as determined by the baseline condition.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): Goats | shaping | clicker training | animal training | operant conditioning
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  • OCLC: 53112720 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc4219
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Fernandez, Eduardo J.
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