Science Project Summary:

Are Dogs color-blind?

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Difficulty: Advanced 8
Cost ($): 80
Time required:
14 days to prepare, 1 day for the science project experiment
Availability of materials:
Participation of 5 different breed of dogs required.
Safety concerns:

Be careful when handling unfamiliar dogs. Have a dog trainer or dog owner handle the dogs.

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Abstract:
This science fair project was conducted to find out if dogs can differentiate between different colors. The science project experiment involved using 4 types of colors and 5 breeds of dogs.
Procedure preview:
1. For this science fair project, the independent variable is the dog breed and the color of the boxes. The dependent variable is the box chosen by the dog. This is determined by observation. The constants (control variables) are the amount of training given to the dogs, the toys used and the type of treat given to the dogs. 2. The dogs are trained for 2 weeks with the help of the owners and dog trainers. When the word “ball” is said out loud, the dogs are trained to take ball out of the blue box. When the word “bone” .....