In a unique piece of research funded by the University of Lincoln’s Research Investment Fund, people from all corners of the globe answered a questionnaire about their attitudes towards dogs and their experiences of dog ownership. This research is part of a project by members of the FCRG (Rachel Orritt and Prof. Todd Hogue) that looks to understand the dog-human relationship, with a particular focus on human-directed aggressive behaviour.

To investigate this complex social issue, the researchers needed to gather a lot of data within a short period of time. With the help of an IPad Prize incentive, just short of 1500 responses were collected. The lucky winner of the IPad Air was Sam Watts, a student at the University of Lincoln (pictured receiving his prize in the cover photo for this post).

The same team will be running a follow up survey in the near future, so watch this space to be in with a chance of becoming our next prize winner!