Often used by trainers to describe initial target odor discrimination training however, this is not the scientific definition of imprinting. This operational definition describes a form of early associational training.

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Operational Usage: A phenomenon by which an animal during a formative stage of life forms a lasting attachment to, and preference for, some object or activity through exposure to the same independent of consequences.
Relevant Discipline: Explosive, General Training, Guide Dogs, Narcotic, Other Working Dog Organizations, Search & Recovery, Search and Rescue, Service Dog, Tracking/Trailing
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