Friday, January 18, 2013

How Do You Play with Your Dog?

The Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab is run by Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. The Barnard University research group is based in New York City, and they study the behavior and cognition of companion dogs. Read more about them and their research at  

They are presently investigating play between dogs and people, and they need your help (well, you and your dog's help)!

Here is the info provided on their website,

Show us how you play!

 We are exploring all the different ways people and dogs play together. Join the study in these easy steps:
  1. Complete a short survey
  2. Upload a video of you and your dog playing i.e. you are in the video playing with your dog (however you like to play together)
  3. Share a picture of you and your dog on our Wall of Contributors (optional)
That's it!
Project: Play with Your Dog is open to anyone, in any country. If you live with a dog, we want to see you play. This is a rare opportunity for dog owners across the globe to get involved in scientific research into dog behavior. We hope to collect many videos, so please tell your dog friends. Thank you for playing!