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  1. Lack of association between paw preference and behaviour problems in the domestic dog, Canis familiaris

    Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G., Milligan, Adam D. S., Barnard, Shanis

    Evidence suggests that paw preferences are related to emotional functioning in the domestic dog. Whether motor bias in this species is related to the display of behaviour problems, which often have their basis in emotional reactivity, is still unknown. This study therefore explored the...

  2. Comparing lateral bias in dogs and humans using the Kong™ ball test

    Contributor(s):: Wells, Deborah L., Hepper, Peter G., Milligan, Adam D. S., Barnard, Shanis

    The Kong™ ball test has been used extensively to assess lateral bias in the domestic dog. Implicit in this challenge is the assumption that dogs use their dominant paw to stabilise the ball. This study examined whether or not this is the case. A comparative approach was adopted, exploring...