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"Do dogs care if their owner is watching them during an imitation task?

Thank you very much for your interest in our study as we rely solely on caretaker and dog participation for our research. Please find participation requirements below.

To take part, we require: 

  • a single 20 minutes session at the Clever Dog Lab
  • that your dog be food motivated, between 1 and 12 years old
  • that your dog be comfortable alone in an unfamiliar environment (the testing room)
  • that yout dog know basic commands like "sit"
  • that you demonstrate actions on your hands and knees


Should you be in agreement with these requirements and wish to participate, please contact Jeanne Tréhorel at"