Modeling behavior of dogs is all about the timing of reward delivery, and by measuring the dog's physiology and reinforcing behavior with well-timed treats, a dog's training can be more effective, said Roberts.
When the dog performs a task that calls for a reward, the speaker on the vest will make a click noise and a treat will be dispensed. It's possible to include a treat dispenser with the vest and reward the dog as he goes along on his search and rescues assignment.
Roberts believes that that computer assisted technologies illustrated by the use of vest can be used to train dogs for any kind of activity.
Reducing the number of dogs that are euthanized through improved training technology, "was one of our major motivations," said Bozkurt.
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