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Measuring Human-Canine Animal Bond

Project Lead: Lauren Samet

Project aim
To create a new tool to measure the human-canine animal bond (HCAB).

Project objectives

  • To identify which factors contributing to the HCAB can be measured accurately.
  • To confirm whether an owner-based canine HAB HCAB questionnaire can be reliable and valid.
  • To investigate whether HCAB measures are correlated with canine relinquishment and Return to Kennel decisions.
  • To support Generation Pup and Post Adoption Support questionnaires in order to gain insight into the impact of the HCAB on canine behaviour, health and welfare.