Canine Neuropark Citizen Research Project
"Behaviour Adaptation & Arousal spectrum of Mood by Active Inference" (R.BAAMAI in short)
We are looking for dog owners keen to take part in a citizen-research project on Canine Neuropark's effectiveness.
We want to understand what influence using Canine Neuropark (TM) has on dogs with difficulties with mobility, insecurity, aggression, or any other issue.
Participating dogs will have free access to Canine Neuropark over the time of the study for accepted participants who are or became members of Canine Neuropark (TM)
Participants will need to note their dog's behaviour and video them using Canine Neuropark. Once we gather the behaviour data, we will look for any Adaptation and Arousal changes over time.
If you are interested in participating please fill out the form to your left.
TO QUALIFY DOG OWNERS MUST BE:
-A Canine Neuropark Member or apply for membership (NZ$30 Per year)
-Willing to provide insights and data on provided forms
-Be able to upload videos to a video portral such as YouTube or Facebook
-Dogs must have had a recent Vet check-up within 2 weeks of starting participation to set a health baseline.
HOW IT WORKS:
During an open day (in early 2022), a Registered Animal Physiotherapist will assess your dog's musculoskeletal system. A Behaviour Consultant will show you how to use Canine Neuropark over a set amount of time, specific to you and your dog.
We will explain the principles of Active Inference (exploration and exploitation; habit creation and adaptation) in easy to understand language.
You will have free access to Canine Neuropark (TM) with timeslots that suit you during the data collection period. You will be able to note any behaviours and changes you observe while in Canine Neuropark. We will also analyze the videos you provide.
WHY WE ARE CARRYING OUT THIS RESEARCH?
We will use the data to reapply for redzone land once it moves from LINZ to CCC oversight.
We would also be able to make a case for more Canine Neuropark (TM) spaces in other locations in New Zealand and / or abroad in the future.
We expect the data will open further research possibilities to strengthen knowledge of the importance of dogs' physical and musculoskeletal health in connection with the brain, action and behaviour.
We want a wide variety of dogs and their humans to join in.
INTERESTED TO PARTAKE? APPLY USING THE FORM TO YOUR LEFT