Science Project Summary:

Comparing the intelligence of female and male dogs

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Difficulty: Advanced 8
Cost ($): 20
Time required: < 3 days
It will take a day to set up the science project, and a day to conduct it
Availability of materials:
Dogs requireds. Permission should be sought from owners before the dogs are used in the science fair project.
Required Skills:
Dog trainers/handlers required.
Safety concerns:

Take extra precaution when dealing with animals you are not familiar with, to avoid getting bitten. Although they are extremely intelligent, German Shepherds can be temperamental and unpredictable if not handled properly. Make sure that the trainer or owner handles the dog at all times.

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This science fair project was conducted to compare the intelligence levels of female and male dogs. The science project experiment was done using 3 different types of tests on dogs.
Procedure preview:
1. For this science fair project, the independent variables are the gender of the dogs and the type of test done on the dogs. The dependent variable is the length of time the dogs take to complete the tasks they are given. This is  measured using a stopwatch. The constants (control variables) are  the breed of the dogs and the dog biscuit rewards given. 2. The dogs are accompanied by either a trainer or their owners at all times whilst the tests are being performed. Be extremely careful with German Shepherds as they can be very aggressive if provoked or .....