Infectious diseases of dogs continue to be in the news, and that’s not going to stop. Anytime we have dogs mixing, we have some risk of disease transmission. I wrote about your dog’s social network and why it matters in a previous post.

We are now trying to gather some real data about typical dog social networks. We’re recruiting dog owners to complete a short (3-5 minute) online, anonymous survey that asks basic questions about the number and types of contacts their dog(s) has with other dogs.

This study has been reviewed by the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants (REB #24-01-002). Click here for more information and to participate in the survey.