This only five weeks old Guinea pig learned to discriminate and indicate a specific target-scent after three days of training. Yes, it does not take long if you do everything correctly, starting with creating a relationship with the animal.
You can learn all about scent detection in the course Canine Scent Detection. We used the same method and precisely the same procedures as for dogs. We only had to adjust our signals, reinforcers, and inhibitors according to the species.
If you are a student, pay attention to details in the movie so you can answer the two questions in the quiz below.
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"Young Guinea Pig Double-Blind Scent Test in Pasadena" Video Quiz
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