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Scientific studies on differences between Do as I Do and associative-based train

Scientific studies on differences between Do as I Do and associative-based train

In this lecture, you will find a pack of science-based information provided by the method author – Dr. Claudia Fugazza!


With Claudia Fugazza


Language: English

Course length: 25


What is Do as I Do?

 “An innovative approach to dog training that awakens your dog’s natural skills” With Do as I Do, dogs learn faster, generalize more, and remember the learned action for longer than with other methods.  This lecture will give you a great introduction!

Do as I Do is a new training method based on a dog’s social cognitive skills, particularly on their predisposition to learn from humans. With this technique, dogs will learn new behaviors observing and imitating their owners. Check it out with an introductory course, that gives you 3 unique lectures and the possibility to listen to the method authors. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with other community members – together we can train online!

The course is available and open for you for 90 days after the payment.


Claudia Fugazza

Researcher at the Department of Ethology in Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). Her research is focused on dogs’ social cognitive abilities. She developed a training method called Do as I Do (named after Hayes & Hayes 1952 and Topál et al. 2006), which relies on dog’s imitative skills and is currently using it as paradigm to study dogs’ cognition. Due to its effectiveness, this method also spread in the applied field of dog training and she devote part of her research to study its effectiveness.

Obtained her PhD in Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) conducting research on social learning and imitation in dogs.

Received her B.Sc. on Dog Breeding and Education (TACREC), a Master in Ethology of Companion Animals and a Master in Dog Training at the University of Pisa (Italy).  
Published a book on the use of social learning in dog training, Fugazza C. 2011  “DO AS I DO Using Social Learning to Train Dogs” – Ed. Haqihana (Milano) translated in other 5 languages and a DVD, Fugazza C. 2013 “Do as I Do. A new training method based on social learning” Ed. Tawzerdog (USA)
Lecturer at several seminars about social learning in dogs and its use in dog training in several countries in Europe and USA.

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