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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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Head tilts in dogs: What do they tell us?

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?

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...

Paw Preference & Personality in Dogs

Paw Preference & Personality in Dogs

We are still searching for dog owners, who ask themselves: Is my dog right or left handed? What does that tell me about my dog's personality? Not only people are left- or right-handed! Dogs also show preferences in the use of their paws! Moreover, individual paw...

Paw Preference and Personality in Dogs

Paw Preference and Personality in Dogs

Did you know that dogs, as humans, have a certain paw preference? Do you want to know if your dog is left- or right-pawed? And do you want to know, if the paw preference is linked to your dog's "personality"? In humans about 90% of the population are right-handed....

“Consider my Nose”

“Consider my Nose”

I am happy to announce, that I have been able to secure funding for a project to investigate dogs' ability to process human faces and if and how this is linked to dog's nose length. This project is funded by Nestlè Purina as part of their 2020 sponsorships for...