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PAWS: The Physical and Affective Wellbeing Study

of dog owners

Discovering the effects of dog ownership on human health

Dogs are loved by their owners for many reasons; a wagging tail to come home to, an enthusiastic walking partner, someone to protect the house, a cuddle buddy, a catalyst for new friendships and most importantly, a four-legged friend who loves you unconditionally. Most dog owners will confidently tell you how their dog improves their life, including their physical and mental health. As scientists, we want to find out if this claim can be supported by evidence. The PAWS trial aims to investigate if dogs do, in fact, have a positive impact on our health as is often claimed by dog-lovers around the world. 

We Need You

Opportunities to Participate

The PAWS team are currently recruiting participants for our study.

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Would you like more information about the PAWS study?
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Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

John Hopkins Dr, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia

02 8627 7259