Dog Talking and Walking Research, online survey, interviews and everyday observation.
If you’re an adult with a dog, learn more.
The purpose is to gain information relating to dogs as animal companions and mental and physical well-being.
The study aims to understand:
- how communication and human activity with dogs has changed during the pandemic
- the extent to which dogs support human social interaction
- how dogs support physical activity in different groups of adults.
Professor Elizabeth Peel is a psychology researcher at Loughborough University, UK
The Dog Talking and Walking Research is an exciting new project for 2022-2023.
They specialize in communication and social interaction and have conducted social psychology research for over 20 years on diverse topics including sexualities, relationships, and chronic illnesses affecting older people like dementia. She has published one article on dogs in the past, which you can read in the British Journal of General Practice HERE.
Take part by being interviewed and/or recording your everyday life with your dog.
Any adult with a dog is welcome to take part, though
People living with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, or a learning difference / disability
People of Colour / BAME heritage
Men or male identified people
People who lost or got a dog during the pandemic
People living in all parts of the UK
are ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED to participate.
Thanks to the 680 people who took part in the online survey. A summary of the findings will be available soon.
Telephone: 01509 228176
Favourable Ethical Review from Loughborough University School of Social Sciences and Humanities Ethics Sub-Committee 8/4/2022
Project ID: 8354 8383
Copyright: Elizabeth Peel, June 2022