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  • Kim James

    August 30, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Are you talking about a peice of steak or a rotting carcass?
    Sorry i may have missed the mark here but I remember reading in konrad mosts book about “chicken pain” and how the trainer influenced the dogs assosiation of the smell of the dead chicken and paired it with an aversive stimulus. Maybe thats occured in the dogs life?
    Or perhaps the behaviour was born out of a single event learning situation.(saw animal die or killed) Who knows really?
    Youd need to go down the CC/DS path if you desire that end state. Id say it was pretty normal for a dog to be wary or even fearful of anything dead that it happens to come across, its an obvious indication that danger exists close by.