The pandemic has changed everything for all of us – including our dogs. Our dogs are so used to being at home with us that even going back to work could have a damaging impact on them. Our National Dog Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part.
About the survey
The National Dog Survey is a moment for all owners to unite for the happiness of their dogs. As our dogs begin to adjust to the new normal, we’re here to help. That’s why we need you to be your dog’s voice and tell us what they need.
It only takes 10 minutes, and there are no wrong answers because it’s all about you and your dog.
We’ll get back to you with the results of the survey, with some tips to help your dog adjust to the new normal.
We’re calling on all dog owners to get involved. So next time you’re on your walkies, tell everyone about the National Dog Survey.
Frequently asked questions
The National Dog Survey is a UK-wide survey run by Dogs Trust. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change for dogs and their owners, and the responses given in this survey will help ensure we’re providing the right services to meet the needs of both dogs and owners.
Demand for dogs has skyrocketed – during lockdown, two million dogs were welcomed into new homes. This has been an extraordinary period of change, with dog owners navigating puppyhood without the usual opportunities to socialise and train their dogs. We want to understand the impact this period has had on all dog owners, especially as we have started to see an increase in enquiries for dog welfare support, particularly from people wanting to give up their dog.
By filling out this survey you’ll help us gain valuable insights into the varying needs of dogs and their owners across the UK. We’d love every dog owner to take part – whether you had a dog before the pandemic, or recently got one for the first time. We want to understand the issues affecting our four-legged friends and what dog owners are most commonly struggling with. This will help us uncover new ways to tailor our services to better help dogs and their owners.
By taking part, you are helping form a picture of dog ownership across the UK, and of what support is needed to keep those relationships healthy and fulfilled as we move back to ‘normal’ life. This will help to provide advice and support when it is needed most. In return for taking part you’ll also fetch relevant behaviour links from our experts based on what you tell us.