Today, people the world over are becoming active citizen science participants in vital research. The Center’s inaugural ANIMAL OWNERSHIP INTERACTION STUDY is a longitudinal study to establish once and for all how owner personality and psychological status affect a pet dog’s behavior.
Watch Dr. Dodman explain the vital importance of this Study.
Participation in this study is voluntary and anonymous and will take only a short period of time; the Study survey consists of about 100 questions with updates every 6 months.
A final goal of the Study will be for Drs. Dodman & Serpell to publish their findings in high impact scientific journals, particularly the ones that support open-access publishing, such as PLoS One and Preventive Veterinary Medicine and to disseminate their findings to dog owners and animal welfare organizations anywhere in the world.