The University of Auckland’s Clever Canine Lab is pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting for our first round of testing this semester, starting at the University’s Tamaki Campus, as soon as March 25th.

If you or anyone you might know would like to learn a little bit more about how your dog thinks, why not register now? Your best friend could become a vital part of a research project which will increase our scientific understanding of the canine mind.

We are looking for a diverse range of dogs to take part in various experiments, including different ages, breeds and training level. You need not think your pooch is a doggie genius to participate. Just understanding a few basic commands can be enough to allow us to work with your dog.

Filling out a registration form allows us to contact owners on the basis of each projects requirements. These requirements will change as we undertake different experiments. As a result you may find you are not contacted immediately. However we do keep track of which dogs have been used in experiments and will do our best to match each dog to a suitable project and provide everyone a chance to participate.

If your dog is right for one of our experiments we will contact you to arrange an appointment which suits your schedule. This can include evenings or weekends. Testing slots are approximately one hour long, and in many cases you can leave your dog with us at the Tamaki Campus during this time. Registering or accepting an invitation to participate does not commit you or your dog to taking part in a study, and you can withdraw from the project at any time.

We hope to meet you and your dog soon. Click here the register your interest.