Should Animals Be A Food Reward And The Second Being An Affectionate Reward

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Abstract (Project Manager: Trista Riddle) This project was written to determine whether animals will dance according to, two separate kinds of training. The first type being a food reward and the second being an affectionate reward. Our paper is based on a study conducted at Butler University by students in the Department of Psychology. This study was performed on 270 cats and dogs, but for this particular situation we cut the sample size to 119 cats and dogs. These cases were randomly selected to keep the data as accurate as possible. The additional articles that were examined looked at each type of training addressed in this study as well. Additional sources did not specifically address whether or not the animals danced but the obedience level between the types of training and simple tasks. Keywords: Cats, dogs, food, affection, training, dancing, Pearson’s Chi Square. (Data Collection Manager: Brooke Grady) Data Analysis The study of “Cats and Dogs”, was done by a group of students that attended Butler University for a project. This study was to test and also learn whether or not cats and dogs could dance depending on the type of training that they received. This training included either getting rewarded with a treat, or being rewarded with affection. The population of this study included 270 of both cats, and also dogs. For our project, we decided to narrow this study down to 119 rather than 270. We determined that cats will more likely dance if they

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