Welcome to the Canine Cognition Center at Yale!

The Canine Cognition Center at Yale is a new research facility in the Psychology Department at Yale University. Our team of Yale scientists studies how dogs think about the world. Our center is devoted to learning more about canine psychology—how dogs perceive their environment, solve problems, and make decisions. Our findings teach us how the dog mind works, which can help us to better develop programs to improve how we train and work with our canine friends.

If you are a dog owner in the New Haven area, we would love to have your dog as one of our canine volunteers. All of our studies involve simple problem solving games that we play with your dogs. Our dog volunteers receive a diploma for their participation and get to enjoy a fun new game as part of our studies.

Join us today and help us better understand just how smart man’s best friend really is!

Click here to learn more about how to get started!


June 10, 2016
Check out our first CCC@Yale Newsletter! Click here to view it.
December 23, 2015
Laurie recently sat on a panel after a showing of the play “Sylvia” to discuss dog science alongside a star of the show, Matthew Broderick! Here is a link to an article about...
December 16, 2015
The Center was mentioned in WTAE Pittsburgh’s Chronicle! Check out the segments here. Laurie and our grad student Angie Johnston were each featured in extras, watch...