How You and Your New Pet Can Assist Canine Science


Are you able to assist Technology Pup get to 10,000 puppies?

A happy Miniature Schnauzer puppy runs across the grass towards the camera
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Visitor put up by James Oxley

Technology Pup is a longitudinal examine, run by Canines Belief, began in 2016. In 2023 the examine recruited its 7,five hundredth pet onto the mission. Nevertheless, though the examine has been a terrific success, we nonetheless require extra puppies and their homeowners to participate to ensure that us to succeed in our 10,000-puppy goal. Are you able to assist?

The info gathered from this work will probably be elementary in understanding the event of well being and behavior issues in canine over their lifetime. That is achieved by all our voluntary pet homeowners who frequently full on-line surveys about all elements of their canine’s well being, welfare and administration. 

There are additionally extra contributions which devoted homeowners can determine to offer to the examine, together with the submission of hair, faecal, urine and buccal swabs from their canine. This additionally builds a novel database of canine samples which is able to assist in the understanding of canine well being and welfare. 

If you want to know extra please see our methodology analysis paper right here: ‘Technology Pup’ – protocol for a longitudinal examine of canine behaviour and well being. You may also preserve updated with our most up-to-date outcomes right here: Outcomes | Technology Pup

How do I get entangled within the Technology Pup examine? There are three standards you should meet to be eligible to participate which embody:

  1. It’s essential to at present stay in both England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire or the Republic of Eire. 
  2. It is advisable to be 16 years of age or older. 
  3. It is advisable to personal a pet (any breed, crossbreed or combined breed) underneath 16 weeks of age (or 21 weeks if they’ve gone by way of quarantine) 

When you meet the entire above standards, you possibly can signal as much as technology pup by visiting the Technology Pup web site

In case you are not eligible, please be at liberty to share our social media content material (see under) and assist us attain our goal!

Do you might have an internet site or social media? Observe our social media pages:

Do you might have a query or need extra data? Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have concerning the examine. You’ll be able to e mail us at generationpup@dogstrust.org.uk or name us on 07434 843460. 

We even have a FAQs part on our web site: FAQ for homeowners | Technology Pup

James Oxley is a Analysis Officer at Canines Belief. 

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