The health and safety of the dogs in our study is our top priority. Our study is overseen by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to maintain the safety and integrity of participants. Additionally, it is important for our owners to fully understand the time commitment expected of them over the course of the three year study. Participation in this study is intensive and will need the full cooperation of the owners to be a success. One of our core values is transparency; this is why we have such an in-depth informed consent process.