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My name is Connor. I am conducting a science experiment in my sixth grade class. I am testing to see if dogs have a right or left paw preference. I was hoping that some of you readers could help me out by testing your dog. To do this you need to follow these simple instructions.

1. Stand directly in front of your dog.
2. Place your hand (which ever one you normally use. You can alternate hands if you want) in the front and center of your dog. Make sure your hand is equal distance from the left and right front paw.
3. Give the command that will prompt your dog to shake your hand.
4. Record which paw the dog uses to shake your hand.
5. Repeat this two times for a total of three times.
6. Please e-mail me the following information:

a. The results of each of the three tests.
b. The gender of the dog
c. Indicate whether the dog is spayed or neutered.
My email address is:
[email protected]

A sample e-mail might look like this:
test 1: right
test 2: left
test 3: left
female/spayed

Please send only one result for each dog you own.

Please note that if you have taught your dog to have a paw preference (such as giving ots right paw when you hold out your left) do not particiapte in the experiment. I am testing for instincts not learned behavior.

Thank you. I really appreciate the help. I will post results, if interested.
 

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My name is Connor. I am conducting a science experiment in my sixth grade class. I am testing to see if dogs have a right or left paw preference. I was hoping that some of you readers could help me out by testing your dog. To do this you need to follow these simple instructions.

1. Stand directly in front of your dog.
2. Place your hand in the front and center of your dog. Make sure your hand is equal distance from the left and right front paw.
3. Give the command that will prompt your dog to shake your hand.
4. Record which paw the dog uses to shake your hand.
5. Repeat this two times for a total of three times.
6. Please e-mail me the following information:

a. The results of each of the three tests.
b. The gender of the dog
c. Indicate whether the dog is spayed or neutered.

My email address is:

[email protected]

A sample e-mail might look like this:
test 1: right
test 2: left
test 3: left
female/spayed

Please send only one result for each dog you own.

Thank you. I really appreciate the help. I will post results, if interested.
Cool experiment :) Please post the results if you can.
One thing I need to mention. My oldest dog is a male neutered papillon, who is 8 years and 11 months old. I taught him to give me the paw that "matches " my hand. If I extend my right hand and say "paw", he gives me his left paw. If I hold out my left hand and saw "paw", he gives me his right.
TAG:
test 1: left
test 2: left
test 3: left
male/neutered (9 month old papillon)
(If it helps, I also had him heel with me and noted the first foot he used when starting to walk. The results were left, right, left. Interesting!)
 
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