Purdue Canine Behavior Research

Our goal is to understand the behavioral health in dogs by studying normal and pathological canine behaviors. Therefore, recruiting various type of dogs to participate in our behavior research would be helpful to understand the causal factors of behavior disorders.  We are creating a database of potential participants to be selected for upcoming studies in which they meet all inclusion criteria. All participation is voluntary. We appreciate your interest to support canine behavior research.

Current Studies


*** We are not accepting new enrollments at this time. ***

Behavior test sessions and sample collection

Depending on the study, each visit takes around 30 mins to 1.5hrs. In addition to behavior testing, some studies request to video-record the dog’s behaviors at your home and/or obtain biological samples (urine, saliva or blood, etc.) from your dog.
All tests and sample collections have been approved by the ethical committee of Purdue University.

Please remember you can reject a particular request/study from your dog or withdraw your dog from the database at any time.

If we feel your dog may need further evaluation or if you have any concern or questions about your dog’s behavior, we can discuss these issues at a later time outside of the study sample collection appointment.

    Support Animal Behavior Research (PDF)

    Contact Information

    Email: pabcr@purdue.edu

    Phone: 765-494-1107


    Additional Links

    Animal Behavior Clinic

    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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