Welcome to Pets Can Do!

Within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln, the Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Team carries out a wide range of research through staff and student projects. All sorts of animals are involved in this welfare-friendly research and other practical activities on campus – from dogs and cats, to fish and reptiles.

The Pets Can Do database gives you and your pets the opportunity to get involved – we are looking for dogs, cats, reptiles and horses to sign up and be available for our projects. Signing up requires no commitment – you will be contacted when a suitable project becomes available and you can choose whether to take part on a project by project basis! We appreciate any amount of time you can offer, even if it’s only half an hour once a year. Many of our projects couldn’t go ahead without you and the staff and students are grateful for your support!

Please visit our get involved page to find out how you can help out with the exciting research carried out at the University of Lincoln.

Questions? Please visit our FAQs to find out more.

Don’t forget to check out our projects, surveys and latest news pages to see what we’re currently recruiting for!


The Latest News

Results! – Paw Preference Project

Results! – Paw Preference Project

Over the summer, we conducted a study looking at whether owner handedness affected paw preference in dogs. Some of...

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Does your mobile phone usage…

How do pet dogs respond to the disruption in human-dog interaction caused by the usage of a mobile phone?...

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Paw Preference Projects – Recruiting…

Have you ever wondered whether your pet was left or right ‘pawed’? Or if your handedness affects that of...

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