More Information

Thinking about registering your dog to participate in our studiest? Looking for more information? Look no further! Here we will provide answers to some of your questions and tell you how to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Transy Dog Behavior and Cognition Lab? What do you do? ​

In our lab we’re interested in learning more about how our dogs think, reason, and make decisions. Our dog research is all fun for your dog — they get to play with new toys, interact with people who love dogs, and even get delicious treats! 

Some of our studies involve showing dogs a puppet show, other studies involve dogs making a choice between two or more outcomes, in other studies we give dogs toys to play with and see how they interact with them, etc. Each study is different but you can learn more about them by clicking on “Current Studies”. 

Where do you do these studies? And how long do they take?

We work primarily in our lab space on campus. These studies generally take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour depending on the study. Our lab is in the basement of the Mitchell Fine Arts Building. You can park in the lot at 4th and Upper and our students will meet you there to let you into the building.

Sometimes we go on ‘field trips’ to study dogs in other locations (dog daycare facilities, dog training centers, dog shows, pet stores, etc.). If you have a suggestion for a location for such a field trip, please let us know! 

How do I get started?

It’s very easy to get started! Just fill out the enrollment form and wait for an email from us. Once we receive the enrollment we will be in touch very soon to talk about next steps to enroll in our current studies.