COVID-19 Update: Please note that we are NOT scheduling in person visits as the Thinking Dog Center's on-site facility is currently closed. However, you are still able to sign-up your pup to participate in science online and at home!

What is the Thinking Dog Center?

The Thinking Dog Center at Hunter College empirically investigates human’s best friend, the domestic dog. At our Center, we study various aspects of dog behavior and cognition, as well as their relationship with humans. Our ultimate goal is to increase our understanding of these extraordinary furry friends in order to understand how dogs think about the world around them.

Interested in getting involved with the Thinking Dog Center?

Here are some of the ways you can do so:

  • Are you a dog owner located in New York City? Register your dog to participate in our upcoming studies: Click here!

  • Undertake graduate research projects with the group. Apply for the Animal Behavior and Conservation Masters or Certificate program at Hunter College: Click here!

  • Help us share ideas by inviting us to speak at community events!

  • If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to