We are researchers from Harvard University studying how dogs play with objects. This study is done remotely by your taking videos of your dog.

To participate, you would fill out a brief 5-minute survey. Then, you would need to send us two or three videos that are three minutes long each. One will involve you filming your dog playing with one of their own toys. The other videos will involve you filming your dog playing with easy-to-make homemade toys. We will provide you with written and video instructions on how to play and upload videos of these games. Finally, you will then fill out a second 5-minute survey. The entire study should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card. Dogs that complete at least two of the three videos will get a certificate of participation and a virtual medal. If you complete all three videos, you will be given a second entry into the raffle. Additionally, if you would like, we will share a picture of your dog “wearing” the virtual medal and clips of your dog playing with the objects from the study on our lab’s social media.

First, please fill out the contact form below.

Next, please click here to complete a consent form. The form may have information about additional studies that don’t apply to your dog.

After you have completed the consent form, please input your information below to receive an email with further instructions.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We’re excited to hear from you and your dog!