Effects of early experiences on mother-offspring interaction and the behaviour of the adult dog

About the project

My PhD project is within different aspects of dog mentality. In particular how early experiences affect behaviour. I will try to learn more about differences in maternal care, and I will also study what factors in the neonatal environment that can possibly alter the amount of maternal care. Further I will look into how these presumed differences in maternal care and early experiences affect the behaviour and mentality of the adult offspring. The aim of the project is to get more dogs that are suitable for the Swedish Armed Forces.


Pernilla Foyer
Military Programmes´ Directorate, Officers´ Programme Directorate

Pernilla.Foyer [at] fhs.se