Heidi Lyn

Heidi Lyn

University of Southern Mississippi

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Wow, thanks! I didn't even notice - too busy answering questions. ;-)
Aug 14, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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Thanks so much!
Aug 14, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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Thanks Sharon!
Aug 14, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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Hi Allison, this is an excellent question and one we are hoping to clarify. The most important aspect of our testing for the development of the behavioral assessment is that my students and volunteers spend several hours with each dog - far more than can usually be expected from overworked shelter staff. We walk the dogs, take them past other animals, outside, in an enclosed space, toward strangers, etc. We get to see their distractability, their treat motivation, their attention span. Some of that information may correlate with the tests we run on cognition, but many will not. For those we will definitely be adding a temperament component to the set of test.
Aug 14, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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Thank you! We really appreciate it!
Jul 29, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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Thank you so much, Oscar - I really appreciate it! Hopefully our video will be up soon, so you can see more about what we're doing. ;-)
Jul 28, 2014
Can Cognitive Tests of Shelter Dogs Improve Their Chances of Adoption?
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