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Welcome! We're currently recruiting for the activities below.

1. What's your dog thinking?

Haven’t you always wanted to know more about your canine friend? We’re exploring dogs’ knowledge of social interactions and objects in the world around them. Our purpose is simply to learn more about how dogs think about the world through a variety of interactive games. For information about the types of tasks we use, see the tasks page.

We do provide a variety of treats, but we can accommodate special treat requests or you may also bring your dog's favorite snack. Is your dog not food-motivated? No problem! We also have several non-food tasks.

The entire experience takes only an hour! For more information or to schedule an appointment, e-mail: HoodDogStudy@gmail.com or Kundey@hood.edu
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2. Does your dog misbehave around the house?
Does your dog misbehave around the house? Do you also have a 3-5 year-old child living in the home? If so, we’re conducting a study about teaching owners ways to help their dogs behave better. Participation involves 2 one-hour visits to Hood College. Dogs must be at least 6 months of age. For more information or to schedule an appointment, e-mail: HoodDogStudy@gmail.com or Kundey@hood.edu.


3. Is your pooch the cutest?

Is your pooch the cutest? How does he/she affect how others perceive you? We're collecting electronic pictures of dogs and their owners to explore this question. To participate, please send 3 digital images to HoodDogStudy@gmail.com:

(1) a head-on facial photo of your dog without any props (hats, glasses, etc.)

(2) a current head-on facial picture of you (their owner)

(3) a head-on facial picture of you (their owner) taken prior to acquiring your dog


Please also let us know how long you have owned your dog. Pictures will only be used within our study and not circulated outside the project.