Doctoral student presents at USA conference

Nicole Pfaller-Sadovsky (PhD student in our Centre for Behaviour Analysis) presented a poster at the Women in Behavior Analysis conference (22-24 March) in Nashville, Tennessee. The poster was a follow up to her previously published MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis dissertation. Her study explored clicker training (i.e. backward chaining)  as a treatment for object guarding in pet dogs and investigated different strategies to maintain the previously trained skill of releasing a preferred item on cue (Pfaller-Sadovsky, Medina,  & Hurtado-Parrado, 2017).  Nicole's project was the only animal-related one among the 30 posters exhibited and interest was very high among delegates.  It was Nicole’s first poster presentation outside University setting and she felt very welcomed by conference delegates.  All in all, it was a superbly organised conference, in an excellent setting, highlighting the amazing work of female Behaviour Analysts. 

You can read more about Nicole’s work at: ‘It is mine! Using clicker training as a treatment of object guarding in four companion dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)’. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 22, 57–65.  Pfaller-Sadovsky, N, Medina, LG, & Hurtado-Parrado, C (2017).

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