We invite you to participate in the Dog Talk Project (http://www.dogtalkproject.com), an on-line survey program that gathers collective dog knowledge and experiences of dog owners and pet professionals. The project was developed with the recognition that people who are involved with dogs, through pet-related professions, dog sports, training, rescue/shelter work, animal-assisted activities, and other dog-related activities, possess an enormous body of knowledge and experiences. The purpose of Dog Talk is to study the relationships between people and their dogs and to objectively measure dog knowledge, beliefs and perceptions. Current and upcoming Dog Talk surveys examine a wide range of dog-related topics that include behavior, training, dog sports, animal-assisted activities, health care, breed traits, and nutrition and feeding practices. Statistics and interesting results are posted and regularly updated on the website’s Results Pages. Survey participants can also submit photos of their dogs and their personal stories, if they would like to see these included on the results pages. Survey results and statistics are also being used for research studies, publications, and an upcoming book.
Please feel welcome to visit the Dog Talk Project (http://www.dogtalkproject.com) to participate (it’s free and is a lot of fun!). You may enter information about as many dogs as you like, and can return at any time to take surveys that are within your own specific areas of dog interest and expertise. A list of our current surveys is included below.
CURRENT DOG TALK PROJECT SURVEYS:
“About You” and “About Your Dog(s)”
“A Day In the Life of Your Dog”
“The Five Most Important Healthcare Practices of Dog Owners”
“Breed Preferences: Why We Love the Dogs We Do”
“What’s For Dinner: Nutrition and Feeding Practices”
NEW: “How We Teach: Dog Training Philosophies and Practices”