Smart shepherd can distinguish 1000 kinds of toys
Many master hope pet can understand to yourself, and like to them long winded, harm they are vent, head eyes confusion. But in fact, pet really has the ability to understand the master said to the keywords, psychologist trained a border collie, currently collie can remember the name of more than one thousand kinds of toys.
Psychologists Ellis finished with bolton Reid and from the United States, south Carolina, fla., Fred fort 550 institute of John ferrie began three years ago called for a Chaser training, 6-year-old shepherd, they want to know the Chaser how vocabulary retention quantity. These years of time, Reid and teferi 1,022 toy for a total of naming, among frisbee, ball and plush animal, and Chaser already all learn to identify and remember them. Extensive study results could mean, master to pet speak not completely wasted, but only in the methods and the patience to training, some pets can understand many groups of keywords, and potential endless.
According to the function, shape Chaser to identify the item or toys, this ability probably equal to three years old human children. Reed education, said: “we want to teach for dogs to know for the number in learning vocabulary, whether to have certain restriction, and we want to test whether can only understand they are objects of name, or even mentioning the related instructions for example grab objects can also understand”, “we don’t want proof, education method of dogs with human child method illustrating the same, we just want to proof, the dog only learn more words, even than previously identified week-reported more.”
Reid and teferi in this three years, five hours every training 4-6 Chaser, every day they repeat the same movement, read out again and again the same vocabulary, testing whether the understanding of truth about Chaser. They revealed four hours of training and not hell of training, can’t even run of four consecutive hours or the Chaser will feel tired, the counter-productive.
Reid and teferi regularly in south Carolina, fla. 550, Fred fort city Chaser for college to vocabulary test, optional toys for a group of twenty removed by name, given the name makes them toys toys diao out. In the past three years as many as eight separate tests 830 success rate as high as 90 percent.
Chaser was trained to use three different ways to bring the toy, including “smell”, “with the mouth diao with its claws come” and “ferreting”. “Dogs receiver magazine editor Beverly hills • card Wendy said:” this is very encouraging news, many pet owners think their pets have a learning more and more knowledge, while science, their extensive investigate proof ideas is not crazy.”
Max Planck in leipzig, Germany have extensive study marxism earlier a collie set a record for the highest number of vocabulary learning, they have remember 200 words amount of memory, compared with 1,022 toy, before Chaser will number of record is far behind, they have created a new record was collected to the behavior process journal.
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