Lauren Thielke is a Ph.D. student in Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, where she studies dog behavior and cognition, and human-animal interactions. Her current research includes projects that explore attachment relationships between foster and shelter dogs and their respective caregivers in conjunction with social cognition, welfare measures and adoption outcomes. She is also conducting research on separation anxiety in dogs and dog-dog attachment behavior. She graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Zoology. She completed her M.S. degree at Oregon State University, where her thesis explored the effects of nasally-administered oxytocin on attachment behavior in pet dogs.
She was the guest speaker for: The Role of Oxytocin in Human-Dog Relationships and Exploring Canine Attachment Behavior