Are you left or right pawed?
Our results show that the majority of the dog had a paw preference, and they were mostly left-pawed. The hypothesis that most dogs are right-pawed is proven to be false.
Understanding the relationship between animal behavior and their preferred use of leftor right paw or if they are ambidextrous, may help in the selection of dogs for specific tasks. For example a police dog that was trained for months may have to be deployed for other uses, if it cannot overcome its fear of loud noise from a gun or explosion.
How different would your results be, if the science fair project were to be repeated using cats instead of dogs? How about other pets such as hamsters?
The science project experiment can also be repeated to compare the preferred paw based on the breed and gender of the dog or cat.
How does handedness affect behavior - http://www.animals.com.au/articles/400/dogbehaviour.html
Paw preference - http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/pets/testyourpet/tests/static/dog_1.shtml
Left handed dogs - http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/left_handed_dogs_09172006.html
Have a qualified dog handler around to ensure your safety, when handling the dogs