Projects

 

Below is a list of current projects being run at the University by our staff and students. All of these projects would require you to bring your pet into the University. If you own a horse or a reptile, or you have a cat or a dog that you do not want to bring into the University but you still want to take part, please check our surveys page for current online questionnaires and home-based video projects.

If you think you and your pet would enjoy taking part in a particular project, and you meet the listed project requirements, please contact the specified email address to see if you can take part. Please ensure that you have signed your pet up to our database here before you contact us.


Dogs

Understanding how dogs’ performance might be affected by light and sound stimuli

We are currently looking for participants for an exciting project taking place at our Riseholme Campus. This project is looking at whether dogs find lights and sounds distracting when performing a task. Your dog will be taught to find food from a set of buckets, and then distractions will be introduced to assess the impact on your dogs’ performance. 

Your dog will be required for 1-2 hours on one day. You will not be able to stay with your dog throughout this project, so your dog needs to be comfortable with strangers and friendly towards new people. Due to the nature of the activity (lights and sounds), your dog needs to have good eyesight and hearing. Any breed is welcome, but dogs need to be between 1 and 9 years of age. 

If you would like to take part, please email Baylee at brossharwood@lincoln.ac.uk or Carla at ceatherington@lincoln.ac.uk to express your interest.

Understanding how dogs’ performance might be affected by light and sound stimuli

Following on from the above project, there is a second project also taking place at Riseholme Campus run by the same researcher. This one aims to determine whether dogs can perceive UV light.

This project requires a time commitment of around 10 days, where you would drop your dog off for 4-6 hours per day. You will not be able to stay with your dog throughout this project, so your dog needs to be comfortable with strangers and friendly towards new people. Due to the nature of the activity, your dog needs to have good eyesight. Any breed is welcome, but dogs need to be between 1 and 9 years of age.

If you would like to take part, please email Baylee at brossharwood@lincoln.ac.uk or Carla at ceatherington@lincoln.ac.uk to express your interest.

 


Cats

There are currently no projects recruiting for cats – please check back later!