Awarded Grants 2017

The APDT Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for the 2017 Dr. R.K. Anderson Grant Cycle

The Efficacy and Conditioning of Attention as a Reinforcer in Animal Shelter
Principal Investigator: Steven W. Payne, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Institution: University of California, Fresno

Effects of training and experience on cognitive abilities dogs
Principal Investigator: Lucia Lazarowski, M.A.
Institution: Auburn University

Improving Training for Canine fMRI
Principal Investigators: Lily R. Strassberg, B.S. & Jeffery S. Katz, Ph.D.
Institution: Auburn University


The APDT Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for the 2016 Dr. R.K. Anderson Grant Cycle

Measuring the Efficacy of Primary & Second Reinforcers on Behavior Acquisition in Dogs
Principal Investigators: Rachel Gilchrist, Clive D. Wynne & Lisa M. Gunter
Institution: Arizona State University

Examining Heart Rate Variability in the Treatment of Aggression Proposal of APDT Foundation
Principal Investigators: Julia Meyers-Manor, Ph.D. & Kate Anders, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA
Institution: Macalester College

Self-Control in the Domestic Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
Principal Investigators: Leslie A. Angel, Ph.D. & Erica Feuerbacher, Ph.D.
Institution: Carroll College

How do dogs learn new tasks? Dogs use flexibly different learning strategies in social learning situations
Principal Investigators: Claudia Fugazza, Ph.D., Eszter Petro & Ádám Miklósi
Institution: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


The APDT Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for the 2014 Dr. R.K. Anderson Grant Cycle

Breed differences in canine behavioral development
Principal Investigators: Julia Albright, MA, DVM, DACVB and Karen Davis PhD
Institution: University of Tennessee


The APDT Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for the 2013 Dr. R.K. Anderson Grant Cycle:

Do as I Do – Social learning in dog training
Principal Investigators: Claudia Fugazza & Ádám Miklósi, Department of Ethology, Eötvös Institution: Loránd University, Budapest, MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group

The Truth about Dogs and Cats: Developing an Assessment of Dog Behavior around Cats
Principal Investigator: Christy L. Hoffman, PhD; Co-Investigator: Miranda K. Workman, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA,
Institution: Canisius College

Automated Differential Reinforcement of Not Barking in a Home-Alone Setting: Evaluating a Humane Alternative to the Bark Collar
Principal investigator: Alexandra Protopopova, MS, CPDT-KA, Department of Psychology, Institution: University of Florida


The APDT Foundation is pleased to announce the grantees for the R.K. Anderson 2012 Grant Cycle:

Operant treatment of separation-related problem behaviors
Principal Investigator:
 Erica N. Feuerbacher, MS, CPDT-KA
Institution: University of Florida

Identifying behavioral precursors to play-induced aggression in pet dogs at dog parks
Principal investigator: 
Lindsay R. Mehrkam, MSc
Institution: University of Florida

Do Thundershirts mute arousal in dogs?
Principal Investigator(s):
 Judy C. Songrady, Brian Hare, PhD
Institution: Duke University