DOG EMOTION LABInsights into the Emotional World of Dogs
Head tilts in dogs: What do they tell us?
The project is two-fold and consist of a survey and an experimental part that dog owners conduct with their dogs at home.
In the first of this two part study we will first be evaluating dogs’ personal temperament, demographics, and behavioural history. This will take 20-30 minutes to complete. Qualifying participants will then be asked to participate in the experimental portion of the study. During this second part, they will be asked to play 15 different audio tracks and record their dog’s reaction using clearly outlined experimental instructions. This will be done from within their home and will last an estimated 2 hours, however active data acquisition and recording will only take about 10 minutes as significant break times for the dog are included between each audio track.
Our goal is to help clarify the function of our dog’s head tilts, increasing our understanding of how our pets see the world and what they may be trying to communicate to us. Your participation is valuable whether or not participating dogs tilts their head.
If you would like to help us out, please complete the questionnaire below! You must be over 18 years of age and currently own a dog between 1 and 10 years old.