Recreational Activities in Dogs – Enrich yours and your dogs time during COVID-19 lock down!

by | Jun 8, 2020 | Recruitment | 2 comments

I am delighted to announce a new study, where we will be investigating if and how dogs of different breeds differ in their abilities to process human faces and emotions. Given the current guidance to wear protective face masks we are further interested in the question, how dogs of different breeds cope with the covering of the face and how this influences human-dog communication.

The stay-at-home orders resulting from COVID-19 has led to dog owners spending more time at home with their dogs, and we want to know how their recreational time is spent together.

We are looking for dog owners to participate from home to help to answer these questions. If you are interested in participating, please start by filling out our questionnaire linked below, and consider participating in our follow-up studies.

To take part you need to a dog owner and above 18 years.

If you have any questions or would like to register your interest in our follow-up studies, contact Amy West at

Note: This project has been approved by the University of Lincoln Ethic Committee and are in line with current GDPR guidelines. Still, if you have any general or ethical concerns regarding this study or any doubts regarding compliance with GDPR concerning this study, feel free to get into contact with or

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