Researchers at the University of Lincoln are inviting dog owners to take part in new research which looks at behavioural reactions between dogs.
Participants are invited to complete a questionnaire and, where possible, to upload video footage of your dog. (There is an upload option available within the questionnaire.) The ideal video footage required from all owners would be of your dog when it becomes aware of another dog. The idea behind the research is to model the signalling used by dogs in these situations, so if it is safe to film your dog, please help us to help all dog owners.
1. Owners of dogs who react to other dogs
2. Owners of dogs who do not react to other dogs.
To access the Questionnaire please visit: www.dogreactivity.com
For the purposes of this research, reactive behaviours will be considered to include barking, growling, snarling, whining, lunging, snapping, nipping, biting, stiff posture with raised hackles and intense staring. Please note, the research is looking for lots of non-reactive dogs as well as reactive dogs, so all are welcome!