Page 1

You have been redirected to the Bristol online survey page to undertake a short survey (approximatly 10 minutes). This survey is being undertaken as part of a Master’s degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Approval has been acquired by the ethical committee at the University of Edinburgh, U.K.

The title of this research is:

AN INVESTIGATION INTO TRAINING AND HANDLING METHODS OF SLED DOG OWNERS AND NON-SLED DOG OWNERS.

The aim of this research

Today, dog owners can find information on training and handling techniques from a variety of different resources such as the internet, dog obedience trainers, books, rescue centres, behaviourists and breeders. The aim of the research is to investigate how different dog owners use resources and understand why they prefer some resources over others.

1.1. By clicking the ‘agree’ button, you are confirming that: You understand that you are free to withdraw your consent for involvement, however, as the survey is anonymous, once the ‘submit’ button is clicked at the end of the questionnaire, it will not be possible to withdraw. You understand that your name will not appear in any published document relating to this study, as all information collected is completely anonymous. You understand that the data collected will, though fully anonymised, appear in publications and reports relevant to this area of research. By continuing and submitting a response to the survey, you have read and understood the above and have given informed consent. Contact s1681032@sms.ed.ac.uk if there are any questions regarding this study.  THANK YOU FOR UNDERTAKING THIS SURVEY Required