Monday, October 4, 2010

Who Scoops the Poop?

A recent study by Deborah Wells investigated who is more likely to pick up after their dog.  Basically they followed dog walkers and noted their sex and leash use, and when the dog pooped they recorded whether the owner picked it up.  Then they intercepted the same people leaving the park and asked their age and income level. It seems that those most likely to scoop the poop were wealthier females with leashed dogs.  Make of that what you will.  What might have been interesting is if they has asked the same people if they picked up after their dog or not and saw what factors best predicted lying about it....

  • Wells, D.L. (2006). Factors influencing owners' reactions to their dogs fouling. Environment and Behavior, 38, 707-714.

No comments:

Post a Comment