Current Research

Members of the Anthrozoology Research Group are regularly at work on different projects exploring the interactions between humans and other animals. If you are seeking specific information about our research, please contact us directly. We will get back to you as soon as we can with more information.

ARG Dog Lab

12 September 2018
Attention dog owners!

This survey aims to explore dog owner perceptions about how much exercise your dogs get, and how breed, age, health and different types of weather impact dog activity.

This survey is open to all dogs owners and can be completed for as many dogs that you have, no matter how old, young, active or inactive you might think your dogs are.

For more information and to complete the survey, please go to:

ARG Dog Lab
3 August 2018
Attention puppy owners!

Have you recently welcomed a new puppy into your home?

If so, La Trobe University’s Anthrozoology Research Group would love to hear from you! Those who are over the age of 18 years and have had their puppy for at least two weeks, but no longer than two months, are invited to complete a questionnaire seeking to find out more about the experiences of new puppy owners. The questionnaire is completely anonymous and should take you no more than 30 minutes to complete. Approval for this project was obtained from La Trobe’s Human Ethics Committee (HEC18210). Once the questionnaire is completed you will be given an opportunity to go into a prize draw to possibly win 1 of 6 $50 gift vouchers to an online pet store.

For more information and to complete the questionnaire, please go to:

ARG Dog Lab
25 July 2018
Participants wanted!

Are you a parent of a child aged 6-12 years? Have you separated from this child’s other parent in the last three years?

If yes, you are invited to take part in an online survey that will take about 10 minutes of your time. To thank you for your participation, we have four ColesMyer vouchers of $50 each to give away. This project is about exploring what helps children to cope after their parents have separated. Previous research has found an increased risk of mental health difficulties for children following parental separation. In doing this study we want to add to the current literature and provide a resource for educational programs and professionals.

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