Thank you for volunteering to be a participant in the Agility Dog Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) study. When you completed the enrollment survey, you received a confirmation email with your assigned study number and the link to this web page. If you have not yet completed the enrollment survey, please click HERE and complete the enrollment process before you move forward with participant training.

As a participant in the RPE study, we are requesting that you complete the RPE daily logging survey each day for 28 days (4 weeks). Before beginning, study participants are required to complete a short training video (link below) or review the written transcripts of that video. This training will help you understand how to quickly and correctly complete the daily logging survey. Your 28-day logging period begins on the first day you complete the survey.

Are you ready to start training? Below are the links to the required training video and to PDF files of the training slides with script, or training script with no visuals. We recommend that you either watch the video or read the PDF that includes images of the training slide and the full script of the presentation. The third button links to a text only version of the script for the training video. You might want to download this document and keep it for future reference.

Click HERE to find out more about the measurement of training or activity load in human athletes and the history of the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), including links to selected peer-reviewed scientific publications on this topic.

Click HERE to find out more about the Agility Dog Health Network research team and your rights and responsibilities as a participant in this study.