||This study is being conducted by the University of Southampton, School of Psychology as part of on-going research on dog owners and their dogs. It will take about 20 minutes to complete. In this study, you will be asked to complete a number of questions which explore your personality characteristics, family background, attitude towards dog ownership and how that relates to your interaction with your dog. It is hoped that this information will improve our understanding of the role of an owner's caregiving on their dog's behaviour.
Do you currently own a dog? Are you the primary carer for your dog in your household (i.e. are you the one who usually feeds and walks the dog)? Is at least one of your dogs over the age of 18 months? If you have answered yes to these questions, we would be grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The results of this study may be presented at conferences and may be submitted for publication in academic journals. All your responses will be completely anonymous. You will not be identifiable in any reports or publications that may result from this study. This study has been presented to and received approval from the Ethics Committee of the University of Southampton (approval reference: PG/04/56)