The University of Lincoln is participating in an international study about the reproducibility of behavioural tests on dogs. Investigations will aim to find out if “cultural differences” exist among dogs by looking at how canines from different countries react to various problems.
In the study dogs and owners will jointly participate in a ‘play date’ taking part in new, mentally challenging experiences. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are specifically looking for Border Collies, Labrador Retrievers and other medium and large size purebred dogs (e.g. Cocker Spaniels, Huskies etc.) who are kept as pets, mainly indoor, are at least one year old and can be motivated to work with food (Frolic® beef).
Tests are scheduled to take place on the Riseholme campus between 10th January and 25th March, 2013.
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