Current Studies


We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in the following study opportunities for dogs & cats!

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Development and evaluation of a novel imitation-based dog assisted intervention

Oregon State University researchers are seeking adolescents 10-17 years old with Developmental Disabilities and their dogs for a 5 week after school/afternoon camp. Camp will be held at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem and at the OSU campus in Corvallis – Next camp dates to be announced soon!

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Kitten Training, Socialization, & Behavior

Think you can’t train cats? Think again! The OSU HAI lab periodically offers FREE kitten training class for owners of kittens aged 3-8 months. Kittens socialize and play with one another and meet new people (and you meet other cat owners!) Learn how to use clicker training and positive reinforcement to work on problem behaviors and teach kittens to: Sit, Come when called, Go to mat & stay, Walk on harness & leash, Target, Stand Up, and High jump.

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Cat-Human Bond

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your cat’s behavior?  We are looking for adult cats and their owners to participate in a short research sessions in our lab to examine your cat’s social behavior towards humans (and in some cases other cats). In order to participate your cats should be at least one year old.

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