About this Research Topic
This Research Topic encourages the submission of manuscripts that explore themes such as (but not limited to):
i) The influence and interactions of genetics, health, environment and training are areas that can provide new insight to improve performance in current dogs and future generations;
ii) The human impact on the success of the working dog team encompasses the human’s physical, psychological and analytic perspectives, and the intersection of human and canine interspecies communication.
This research topic aims to address the form and function of both human and canine partners in optimizing cooperation and performance outcomes of the working dog and handler. We welcome all contributions - research, reviews, and commentary - that advance and expand the field of working dog performance science and the human-canine partnership.
Dr Otto has previously received grants from Purina, and works with Royal Canin, Dechra, Zoetis. Dr Hall previously received grants from Diana Pet Foods and PIC.
Keywords: Canine Performance, Structure, Behavior, Locomotion, Olfaction, Assistance Dogs, Handler
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.