Thinking of getting a new dog?

In the next few days, weeks or months

- Any dog 
- Of any age 
- From anywhere

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If so, please get involved in our important and exciting UK Dog Project aiming to help us understand more about dog ownership in the UK.

Equally, if you know of anyone else who may be thinking about getting a new dog please share the information about this research with them and ask them to share it with anyone they may know!

While you are thinking about getting your new dog, we would ask you to complete an online questionnaire which should take no more than 20 minutes of your time.

Once you have your dog, then we’d love to know more. We will send you three additional questionnaires; one soon after you have your new dog, one six months later and another 18 months after that. They are all online and will be emailed to you directly.

As a thank you for being part of the research project, a small gift for your dog will be provided when you complete the fourth and final questionnaire. You will also be offered the chance to enter into prize draws at various stages with the chances of winning up to £100 of Amazon vouchers.

Even if you don’t end up getting a dog, or you no longer have your dog during the research project period, you will still be able to make a very valuable contribution to our research and understanding of what people think and do when considering getting a dog and their subsequent dog ownership practices. 

This research is being conducted by researchers in the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Group at the Veterinary School, University of Bristol and is part of a PhD project. 

The project will be recruiting participants from 1st August 2019 to 31st August 2020.

Click here to begin.


Izzie Philpotts
(PhD student)

Dr Nicola Rooney
(PhD supervisor)
Phone: 01179 289469

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