Have you ever wondered what is happing in your dogs mind?

Are you asking yourself what your dog is feeling?

Find out how your dog is experiencing it’s world and learn about state-of-the-art scientific approaches to disentangle the emotional lives of our four-pawed best friends.
Projects

The Dog Emotion lab is running a variety of research project investigating canine emotion, cognition and behaviour as well as dog-human communication and welfare.

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Dog Emotion Lab

Our research facilities are located on the Riseholme Campus at the University of Lincoln, UK.

Riseholme Stable Yard

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Team

Find out more about the interdisciplinary team behind the Dog Emotion Lab.

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News

Find out what is currently happening in the lab.

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How does “censoring” of your face affect your dog?

How well can your dog read your emotions? And how is wearing a face mask affecting your dog? We are looking for volunteers to participate in our study from the comfort of their own home. The first 50 participants to complete the study will receive a free KONG dog toy...

“Snapshots for Science” – Photo Competition by the Dog Emotion Lab

Are you active in dog protection sports (e.g. Schutzhund/IPO, Mondioring, KNPV etc)? Are you happy sharing pictures of your dog? We need your help with a study on the emotional life of dogs, for which we need pictures of dogs in different states. If you send us your...

Head tilts in dogs: What do they tell us?

Update 10.08.2020: Data aquisition for this project has finished. Thanks to everybody for the interest in the research and potential participation. We will share the results on the projects page (see link at bottom of this page) as soon as possible.           Most...

How do humans care for their pet dogs?

Update: Data acquisition has finished and we are currently analysing the data. A huge thank you to everbody who has participated and for your interest in the research. We will publish the results as soon as possible on the projects page.   How do you care for...

Putting the Tilt to the Test: Why do Dogs Head Tilt?

Update 10.08.2020: Data aquisition for this project is finished. Thanks to everybody for the interest in the research and potential participation. We will share the results on the projects page (see link below) as soon as possible. Many of us recognise the cute face...

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