University of Nebraska asking for dogs to participate in research

Published: Aug. 11, 2018 at 5:31 PM CDT
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If you were walking through the University of Nebraska's city campus on Saturday, there's a good chance you heard dogs barking. That's because it was Husker Dog Fest.

It's the first annual event. The University is launching their new Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Laboratory. They will be conducting research but need dogs. Volunteers were around campus to sign people up.

"We're interested both in the dogs themselves and testing them and understanding them but we're also interested in studying humans and want to know how dogs interact with humans and how dogs might actually influence human psychology as well," said Dr. Jeff Stevens with the laboratory.

Organizers say they had more than two hundred dogs on campus.

To sign-up, you can go to