Dog Trainer Kurt Burk training a chicken to discriminate between colors to both sharpen his clicker training skills and demonstrate how through positive reinforcement training any animal can choose behaviors that they are reinforced for. This video is only one single example of how animals learn to chose behaviors that get them what they want. This is how dogs are trained to discriminate between scents (explosives, drugs, a particular person) to get what they want.... a chance to fetch their ball!!
Demonstration of 3 trained German Shepherds in Down/Stay ignoring random dog distractions at the Dog Park.
Trained Dogs ignore Horses
Kurt Burk's personal dogs Spirit and Duncan ignore random horses while in a Down/Stay behavior.
Training a Chicken to discriminate color- Can be applied to any behavior