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New Study on Puppy Socialization!

The aim of this study is to learn more about how puppies behave when meeting new people. We hope that the results of this research will provide useful guidance for both professionals and puppy owners about the crucial puppy socialization period. Read more if you and your puppy would like to participate in our study!

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This research is being done in partnership with Virginia Tech's Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare Lab. 

IACUC #21-229 

Puppies & Their Owners:
Join Our Study!

If you have a puppy between 8 weeks and 6 months of age, we are looking for volunteers in NYC to bring their puppy in to socialize with a new person. They will be video recorded during this session. If you have a puppy, and are interested in participating, please submit your name, email address, and information about your puppy. We will reach out with
follow-up information in 24 – 48 hours. 

Thanks for submitting! We will reach out to you in 24 - 48 hours with additional information!

Like dogs but don't have a puppy? That's ok, you can help too! 

If you are interested in helping with our research, but do not currently have a puppy, that is ok.


We are currently gathering email address for people willing to participate in our Puppy Socialization Body Language Survey. The survey is not currently completed, but as soon as it is, you will receive an email from this account with instructions for participation. It is open to dog owners across the United States, so be sure to share this link with your friends and family. 

After submitting this form, you will be redirected to a confirmation page. No emails will be sent until the survey is published, and your information will be kept private and confidential at all times. It will not be shared anywhere, nor will it be sold or transferred.