Researchers from the Canine Behaviour & Research Department, Dogs Trust, UK, just published a study that reviews how we measure the human–dog bond. Questionnaires and interviews were conducted with dog guardians to investigate their views on how their dogs demonstrated a shared a bond. The findings provide a useful foundation upon which to build research tools that better reflect the reciprocal nature of the dog-human relationship.
Samet et al., 2022. Exploring and Developing the Questions Used to Measure the Human–Dog Bond: New and Existing Themes, Animals, 12(7), 805; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani12070805