Does having a pet dog in the home contribute to a baby’s healthy development? That’s the question postdoctoral fellow Nicole Sugden and Professor Janet Werker in the UBC department of psychology are trying to answer.
Dr. Sugden, a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Werker’s Infant Studies Centre, is examining how having a pet dog in the home of an infant may contribute to enhanced linguistic and communicative abilities of 2- to 7-month-olds.
Parents interested in taking part can sign up online at https://infantstudies.psych.ubc.ca/pets/ or by phone at 604-822-6408 or email at email@example.com
This research is funded by a PetSmart Charities of Canada Thought Innovator Grant.
Video: Cleo Tracey / UBC Department of Psychology
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