Greetings, I would like to invite members of this forum to participate in an on-line research project involving owners and their dogs. The Dog Talk Project (The DogTalk Project - Home) is a web-based system of surveys that studies a wide range of dog-related topics, including dog owners daily activities and routines, dog health care practices, behavior and training, breed preferences and attitudes, the social effects of dogs, and nutrition and feeding practices. We currently are collecting data with seven surveys (see list below). Results are posted for all to view on our Results Pages and are updated regularly. Participants include dog sports enthusiasts, professional trainers and behaviorists, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, breeders, shelter and rescue professionals, dog sitters/walkers, and owners who simply love spending time with their canine companions! Participation is free and is completely voluntary. Please feel welcome to visit the Dog Talk Project to learn more about this project (The DogTalk Project - Home) and to share your dog-related experiences and knowledge! Please feel welcome to contact me directly with questions. Thanks! Linda Case Administrator, The Dog Talk Project (firstname.lastname@example.org) Adj. Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of IL Owner, AutumnGold Consulting (AutumnGold Consulting - Technical Writing and Consulting on Dog and Cat Nutrition, Health, and Behavior) Current Surveys: "About You" and "About Your Dog(s)" "A Day in the Life of Your Dog(s)" "Breed Preferences: Why we love the dogs we do" "Dogs and Friends: How dogs affect our social lives" "The 10 Most Common Behavior Problems in Dogs" "The Five Most Important Health Care Practices of Dog Owners"