Our Studies


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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.


This Study is made possible through both individual and corporate support.

Please Help Fund the Study