Lisa Gunter

Graduate student/research assistant at Arizona State University

Lisa GunterLisa Gunter, M.A., is a graduate student/research assistant at Arizona State University in the department of psychology and conducts her research under the mentorship of Clive Wynne in the Canine Science Collaboratory. Before starting her graduate studies, Lisa worked for nearly a decade with dogs, both in animal shelters and with pet dogs and their owners.

Lisa's research attempts to understand better the influence of breed labels on perceptions of dogs, what breeds and breed mixes are in animal shelters, stress and its impact on the welfare of kenneled dogs, and post-adoption interventions focused on owner retention. She has presented her research at numerous conferences, including conferences presented by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior, the Veterinary Behavior Symposium and the International Society of Anthrozoology.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Canine Identify Crisis: How Breed Labeling Affects Adoption