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Do Tell: Do You Know If Your Pet Is Left or Right Pawed?

I'm serious! According to tests at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington, DC, dogs and cats were shown to favor one paw over the other, just like many of us have a dominant hand, too! It's news to me so I went back to watch North when he was opening presents and playing with toys – I think he's totally left-handed . . . errrr pawed. Do your pets favor one foot over the other? Take a look at your furry friends, and share the findings in your comments below!

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I think Scout is right-pawed because that's the paw she always uses to hold onto bones and when I say, "Gimme Five", she holds up her right paw.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
My cats both favor the right paw--it's the one they always use to swat at each other.
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
I think B-Bop is left pawed, but I'm not sure.
moonlissa moonlissa 7 years
Sadie always paws with her left.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I will have to check that out
Angelica Angelica 7 years
That picture kills me!
mnp mnp 7 years
Fuji is a right pawed. That's the paw that always go out for a handshake.
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
She doesn't have a fave, she's talented like that. :)
cphd1 cphd1 7 years
well i've never thought about it but i just got a new puppy so i will see and get back to you on that.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I would have to say that Oliver is ambidextrous. When he wants a soft food treat, he stands on his back legs and stretches his chunky front paws out to me with equal, unabashed enthusiasm. :)
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
My husband says that our dog is right-pawed, but I've never noticed.
ehadams ehadams 7 years
Now I am going to have to watch them play with their toys/food tonight and see.
love2shop2 love2shop2 7 years
hmmm...never given it much thought!
Aphrosette Aphrosette 7 years
Oh they both completely favor one paw over the other. Auggie is right pawed and Sammy is left pawed. I noticed this because they are both always pawing us to get attention. Sammy also leads onto all his agility equipment with his left paw, always...I guess it makes sense if humans are, so can any animal!

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